Just a few nifty pieces of art that rather than using computers to create digital works, used their components to make actual physical art. I like that these extraordinary little technological marvels that power our digital lives can then live on past our desire for better and faster as this sort of thing.

First some Microchip Cities by Franco Recchia who has cleverly brought together these tiny components to create very appealing high-rise landscapes. More detail can be found in the Inhabitat article and further sources as always.

 [Franco Recchia circuit board cities art via Inhabitat]

Now a beautifully crafted version of the London Underground Map made into a circuit board by Yuri Suzuki (a designer in residence at the Design Museum in London). Here you can see the finished piece but check out more in the DesignBoom post or the VIDEO.

[Yuri Suzuki circuit board map]

Lastly some clever landscape art using the PCBs as the layers in a contour model by Grace Grothaus.

[Grace Grothaus PCB art via her site]