Featured Image for Nickels carved in the images of famous pop culture characters
Art

Nickels carved in the images of famous pop culture characters

Previously, we featured the glorious but little known art form of the Hobo Nickel. Popular among hobos for its low cost and portability – hence the name – the Hobo Nickel is the technique wherein the artist carves the surface of any old coin until it forms a miniature bas relief. Traditionally, these modified coins depict skulls and images of the American West.

UK-based artist Shaun Hughes, however, gives these old coins a modern-day spin by incorporating images of famous pop culture characters, such as Yoda and Spider-Man. He also engraves portraits of animals and US presidents, but the subjects that really stand out are ones of the characters we’ve all come to grow and love – like Chucky the murderous living doll.

You can see more of Shaun Hughes’ amazing collection here.

Via Neatorama

hobo nickels
hobo nickels 4
hobo nickels 5
hobo nickels 1
hobo nickels 3
hobo nickels 7
hobo nickels 6

About the author

Inigo is a writer and graphic designer from Manila, Philippines. He is a soldier of love who will carry you on his strong back of awesomeness when the zombie apocalypse arrives.

Come work for us! We're after a Commercial Manager and Commercial Executive to join our awesome Sydney-based team working across our websites Lost At E Minor, Techly, and The Roar. If you reckon you have what it takes, tell us why here.

Videos from Lost At E Minor TV