That’s what one man who was forced to flog his prized possession, a classic 1969 Ford Mustang, for a diamond engagement ring, thought. He rebuilt the car entirely out of printed-paper and PVA glue, just like a massive 3D jigsaw.
I hope his fiancée was bloody happy with her ring. Still, the painful sale induced the will to create a full-sized replica featuring every exquisite detail of the American classic, including the dials, seats and gear knob -- there's even has a replica engine made out of paper under the hood. What makes it even more impressive is that the artist, Jonathan Brand, didn’t have access to any technical drawings or measurements -- he built the whole thing from photographs and memory.
It really does look fantastic, and is being called “One Piece at a Time” as a completed artwork -- just don’t mention of the cost of printer ink and paper. He probably could have bought the whole car all over again considering the astronomical prices these days. Head on over to Brand’s site or the Hosfelt Gallery for the full lowdown. [Jonathan Brand via Humans Invent]