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British designer Dominic Wilcox self portrait made from tin foil via Book of Joe.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. The suicyclist says:

    I have been doing this since I was 5. I suppose I was a great artist before my time.

  2. JennaSys says:

    Ditto – I was doing this when I was 8 – much to the chagrin of my Mom who saw it more as a waste of tin foil than art, but it was still fun to do. Matter of fact I think I have some “spare” foil in the pantry right here…

  3. Jon E. says:

    Is it possible this is actually aluminum foil? Tin foil is relatively difficult to purchase, aside from mail order or restaurant supply/food service wholesalers.