Eric Daigh’s Pin-Up Portaits


Michigan-based artist Eric Daigh‘s incredibly realistic portraits aren’t made using paint, but rather, push pins as his medium. As a result, the color palette isn’t fancy; Daigh takes the basic red, yellow, blue, white, and black pins available at any supply store, and inserts them into his canvas — poster board. Roughly 11,000 pins can be found in each portrait, and he applies each one at a time to create pointillistic artwork that can best be described as Georges Seurat meets Office Depot.

Check out more from Daigh, who currently holds the Guinness World Record for the largest push pin mural, after the jump.



Jala close up


Meghan III


Installation view