the value of a dollar

via here

thanks to design sponge's twitter page for this link!

I love the creativity of this series by Jonathan Blaustein. Each photo shows exactly how much of a particular food item a dollar actually buys in today's market. Wouldn't it be cool to see this done with inflation? Let's take Coca Cola. Just in my (short) lifetime I've seen prices increase from roughly $.20 a can to upwards of a $1.00. I'd love to see how the number of cokes $1 would buy in 1950 compares to today.