This Artist Has Created Some Awesomely Geeky Nesting Dolls – Design You Trust

This Artist Has Created Some Awesomely Geeky Nesting Dolls


Nesting dolls (or matryoshka dolls as you may know them) are elegantly created and painted with intricate designs and colors on each, from the largest of the set down to the most diminutive in the collection. The first of these popular dolls were designed by folk crafts painter Sergey Malyutin in Russia in 1890, and since then, artists have set about dressing the dolls in variations ranging from holiday wear to the traditional clothing of other cultures.

Star Wars Return of the Jedi Nesting Dolls

But now, San Francisco-based illustrator Andy Stattmiller has decided to push nesting dolls in a slightly different direction with his own unique twist on the wooden keepsakes.

Pulp Fiction Nesting Dolls

Stattmiller’s collections are painted with acrylic on wood—just as traditional matryoshka dolls tend to be—however, these particular ones have evolved into more familiar territory, adopting the guises of heroes such as Iron Man, Archie, Star Wars, “The Dude” Lebowski and even Forrest Gump. The dolls range from the largest standing at about 7 inches down to the smallest at 0.75 inches, and pack inside each other as normal to make a cool little set.

Robin Williams Nesting Dolls

Sadly, the dolls are specially commissioned, though they are often seen at art galleries and occasionally auctioned on eBay for particular charitable causes.

Batman Nesting Dolls

Forrest Gump Nesting Dolls

Office Space Nesting Dolls

Big Lebowski Nesting Dolls

Breaking Bad Babushka Dolls

Street Fighter Nesting Dolls

Better Call Saul

h/t: mentalfloss

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