Imagine stumbling across the cardboard box full of back issues seen above and freaking right out at the sight of a crisp Action Comics #1 resting on top of a stack of other Golden Age books, only to pick it up and find out that it's not a stack of back issues at all. It is not, in fact, a stack of anything -- it's a painted carving made from a single piece of wood by architect and sculptor Randall Rosenthal.

With only a single piece of pine and an application of acryllic paint, Rosenthal creates these pieces, with a focus on amazingly realistic paper like comics, newspapers, and mind-boggling stacks of cash money. Check 'em out below!

 

Randall Rosenthal 

 

Randall Rosenthal

 

Randall Rosenthal

 

Randall Rosenthal

 

Randall Rosenthal

 

Randall Rosenthal

 

Randall Rosenthal

 

Randall Rosenthal

 

[via Colossal]