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

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.

Are you an animator/short film-maker?

We're looking for some creative short films or animations to run natively on the Lost At E Minor Facebook Wall, which has 500,000+ Likes. We have an audience who LOVE cool design, art, photography, animation. If we post your video, we'll credit you and add a callout to your Facebook or Instagram Wall in the copy. So you should get a bunch more Likes on your page and more eyeballs on your work. Contact us here if you'd like to submit your short video work.

Videos from Lost At E Minor TV