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Art is always one of the best sources of inspiration for designers.

August 27, 2016
Street art that adapts to its environment
Street art that adapts to its environment

Ernest Zacharevic obviously thinks that being a great artist is not enough, it should be fun for him and for passer-bys. The street artist creates pieces that interact with their environment, and these are definitively entertaining.

August 5, 2016
Project Wetbrush: a new 3D painting software by Adobe and NVIDIA
Project Wetbrush: a new 3D painting software by Adobe and NVIDIA

If you enjoy seeing new, exciting, technology emerge, I have good news for you. Project Wetbrush is the latest preview on the way artists and designers will work in the future. Together, Adobe and NVIDIA have been working on largely improving digital painting by making it a much more realistic experience. This new software was unveiled by […]

August 3, 2016
Mandalas created with objects found in rivers
Mandalas created with objects found in rivers

Matt W. Moore is an incredibely productive artist whose work takes many forms: vectors, typography, murals, mandalas,… he can do it all! One of his less conventional piece is this series of mandalas created with objects – rocks, wood,… – found in rivers. With a lot of patience and work, Matt turned those into spectacular […]

July 27, 2016
These pirate printers will use anything to print
These pirate printers will use anything to print

Pirate printing is a concept invented by Berlin-based art collective Raubdruckerin (which pretty much means pirate printing in German). The artists takes their printing material with them and print anything that inspires them (and that’s usable as a printing matrix). They produce shirts and bags imprinted with manhole covers, vents, and utility grates.

July 25, 2016
Gravities by Cinta Vidal
Gravities by Cinta Vidal

Cinta Vidal is a Spanish artist who studied in Barcelona. She works on wood and creates paintings of dreamy architecture, with perspectives going wild. Her work will be on display at the Thinkspace Gallery.

July 21, 2016
Artists imagine what Osaka would look like with organic buildings
Artists imagine what Osaka would look like with organic buildings

A collective of Japanese artists, AUJIK, has tried to imagine what the city of Osaka would look like if its buildings grew organically. The video they released takes you through a moving landscape filled with impossible buildings that grow like any plant would in your garden.

July 5, 2016
The impressive mandala-style paper cutting of Mr Riu
The impressive mandala-style paper cutting of Mr Riu

Mr Riu takes paper cutting to the next level, thanks to his infinite patience and the use of precision tools. Call the swivel knife, this tool is commonly used for leather craft. It helps you cut more smoothly as the head can rotate 360 degrees. You can follow his work on his Instagram or on […]

June 30, 2016
Art and design by Stefanie Posavec
Art and design by Stefanie Posavec

Some artists work with paint, clay, or paper.  Stefanie Posavec likes to use data as her raw material to work with. The UK-based designer and artist specializes in representing data using illustration, visualization tools, or art. Let’s take a look at a few of her design and art projects. Air transformed: touching air An evolving […]

June 29, 2016
Street art by Nevercrew
Street art by Nevercrew

Nevercrew is a Swiss street artist that creates spectacular murals around the world. You can see more of his work on DeviantArt.

June 27, 2016
Cat dreams by Hugo Martinez
Cat dreams by Hugo Martinez

After moving to New York, Californian artist Hugo Martinez decided to get a cat to keep him company. He started to quickly create poetic and funny images with bright colors and the cat as a star. His pictures had great success on Instagram, where Princess Cheeto’s account already has more than 85’000 subscribers.

June 13, 2016
Simon Stalenhag’s visions of a Brave New World
Simon Stalenhag’s visions of a Brave New World

Swedish illustrator Simon Stalenhag takes a look at our relationship to technology in his worrying work. People just like you or me are confronted to new technological realities in what looks like a dystopian future. The illustrations look like our world, so we can still relate to it despite the extra-technological display.

June 7, 2016
A concept art book that features a paper cutted house
A concept art book that features a paper cutted house

As his name suggests, Olafur Eliasson is an artist from Northern Europe based in Berlin, Germany. I only discovered recently one of his earlier project: Your House. Your House is a concept book that was released as an artistic project and published by the Library Council of the Museum of Modern Art back in 2006. The […]

June 6, 2016
The terracota army of pop culture characters
The terracota army of pop culture characters

Lizabeth Rossoff took her chance to create a contemporary version of the beautiful terracota warriors from Xi’An, in China. The American artist replaced the warriors with some pop culture characters like Mickey, Spiderman, and friends…

May 31, 2016
The wood engravings of Ray Morimura
The wood engravings of Ray Morimura

Born in 1948 and still working on his art in Japan, Ray Morimura is a talented wood engraver who built a unique style throughout the years. He started out as an abstract painter and turned to figurative prints later in his career. His artworks use complex patterns to create a sens of depth rarely seen […]

May 30, 2016
The distorted designs of Michael Beitz
The distorted designs of Michael Beitz

Artist Michael Beitz takes every day objects or furniture, extends it and distorts it to turn it into some spectacular, unusual objects. In his own way, he gives life to inanimated things by adding some dynamism.