Crayon Sculptures by Christian Faur

Remember that smell when you opened a fresh box of crayons when you were a kid? I found it completely intoxicating. It’s what I imagine these works to smell like – a little bit of nostalgic heaven. Ohio-based artist Christian Faur created this series of crayon sculptures using hand-cast crayons. Each piece has a pixelated look. The crayons are set on their ends with the tip pointing up and each represents a value from the photograph the image is based on.

Often times, he works with photos taken during the Great Depression. The images still look just as haunting in this form as they would in photographic form. It’s hard to believe how well the images translate in this medium.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.