I’ve always loved Roy Lichtenstein‘s work, so I might be a little biased towards these awesome pieces of comic inspired artwork by Mitch McGee. He takes 35-45 hours to carefully draw out his designs, transfer them to thin layers of birch wood, hand cut each level of detail, and then paint and assemble them into striking graphic “prints.” While one of the reasons I love Lichtenstein and pop art in general is the vibrant colors and bold lines; something about the way the wood mutes the hues in McGee’s pieces and shows the grain is a brilliant new re-imagining of the classics. There isn’t a better centerpiece for the den that features beautiful women, traditional comic styling and the manliness of natural wood grain, while still maintaining an air of sophistication. Check out parts of the creation process and a gallery of these phenomenal layered wood pop art works after the jump.
Layered Wood Pop Art – Man Cave Worthy Pieces by Mitch McGee
I love the fact that for something that ends up being so elegantly simple, the planning and stacking stages for these rad pieces is fairly complex. McGee posts progress shots to his blog so we can get a feel for what goes into each one of these nostalgic wooden wonders. It’s like Don Draper took up carpentry in between drinks and nooners, and started immortalizing his conquests.