30 December 2013

Artist Creates Intricate Coin Carvings On Nickels

Barcelona-based artist Paolo Curio aka ‘MrThe’ creates amazing, intricate coin carvings known as ‘Hobo Nickels’.

Using actual nickel as his ‘canvas’—due to their size, thickness and softness of the metal—Curio etches portraits of literary and pop culture icons on them.

He also carves portraits of skulls on the coins, a prevalent theme in hobo nickel art.

Check out some of his Hobo Nickels below, or click here for more images.

[via Colossal, images Paolo Curio]