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

April 25, 2017
Spectacular sculptures made of glass and concrete by Ben Young
Spectacular sculptures made of glass and concrete by Ben Young

It’s not so common that we feature artists and designers more than once on Designer Daily. Ben Young is one of these artists whose work has been shared here previously, and that’s for a very good reason. Mixing concrete and glass, the New Zealand artist creates impressive sculptures that take you to the depths of […]

April 18, 2017
What graphic designers can take from contemporary art
What graphic designers can take from contemporary art

A graphic artist who is constantly looking for new sources of inspiration can find it in the most diverse places, from a piece of graffiti glimpsed from a train to an artist’s signature in the corner of a picture. The world of contemporary art provides a rich variety of great ideas for reasons that are […]

April 16, 2017
The wonderful illustrated Easter eggs of Dinara Mirtalipova
The wonderful illustrated Easter eggs of Dinara Mirtalipova

If you are a Christian, or if you just enjoy craft and enjoy following tradition for no religious reasons, chances are that you took the time to decorate some eggs last week. Working as an artist and illustrator in Ohio, Dinara Mirtalipova was born and raised in Uzbekistan, where the egg decoration tradition is very vivid. […]

April 15, 2017
Picasso’s artworks enter the 3rd dimension
Picasso’s artworks enter the 3rd dimension

Omar Aqil is a talented designer and 3D artist from Pakistan. One of his recent projects consists of interpreting Pablo Picasso’s artworks and recreating them in 3D. The result was titled MIMIC, a contemporary look at six Picasso artworks that allow the designer to observe how abstract figues behave in three dimension and how it […]

April 9, 2017
Still life series by Sam Kaplan
Still life series by Sam Kaplan

Sam Kaplan has a wide range of styles depending on the project he works on. The project that caught my attention the most is the Still Life series, an experiment in creating modern still lives with everyday objects neatly arranged. This series clearly made me think of a Swiss artist, Ursus Wehrli, but with a […]

March 31, 2017
This open-source font was inspired by artists’ signatures
This open-source font was inspired by artists’ signatures

In the “unusual typefaces” family, a new kid has appeared: Army of Artists. The font was designed by Landor, a design consultancy with offices around the globe. The concept font takes the first letter of famous artists’ signatures and uses it to represent one letter of the alphabet, a clever way to celebrate the artists’ individuality.

March 30, 2017
Seibu Railway released some cool good manners posters inspired by ukiyo-e
Seibu Railway released some cool good manners posters inspired by ukiyo-e

We already know that art can be an excellent source of inspiration for advertising, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that this campaign inspired by ukiyo-e (traditional Japanese prints) works so well to remind train users to keep good manners on the train. Seibu Railway releases each year a new poster that is used […]

March 27, 2017
Paperboyo transforms famous landmarks using paper cutouts
Paperboyo transforms famous landmarks using paper cutouts

As designers and artists working with digital technology, it’s easy to get caught into overusing technology and special effect. Actually, art and design is probably more about creative ideas, not about technique only. Obviously, good and creative ideas that are well executed are the best. Rich McCor, a London-based paper cutting artist, had a simple […]

March 23, 2017
Impressive surrealist photo editing by Hüseyin Şahin
Impressive surrealist photo editing by Hüseyin Şahin

Turkish artist Hüseyin Şahin is a true photo editing master. Using Photoshop, he doesn’t just blend images together, he creates true masterpieces that take you to a surreal world. You can follow his work on his Instagram or Behance feeds.

March 2, 2017
The Appennine Colossus
The Appennine Colossus

If you get the chance to go to Vaglia, Italy, you should head to the gardens of the Villa di Pratolino to check out the Appennine Colossus, a gigantic sculpture. The monument, which happens to also be a building, was designed by the Medici’s architect, Bernardo Buontalenti.

February 1, 2017
10 artists who create amazing art with books
10 artists who create amazing art with books

You don’t know whether you prefer books or art? You don’t need to choose anymore, you can have both with this art made with books. 1. Kenjio Kenjio is the artist name of Daniel Lai, a designer and artist based in Tennessee. He sells his work on his Etsy shop. 2. Akayo Sakanishi An intricate piece of art […]

January 18, 2017
Incredible paper sculptures by Jeff Nishinaka
Incredible paper sculptures by Jeff Nishinaka

US-based artist Jeff Nishinaka creates amazing paper sculptures. He gives depth to his artworks by using many layers of paper and build unbelievable scenes inspired by nature or mythology. For the anecdote, one of Nishinaka’s good friends, who happens to also collect his sculptures, is Jacky Chan.

January 11, 2017
The elegant sculptures of Philip Jackson
The elegant sculptures of Philip Jackson

Philip Jackson’s sculptures are somewhat intimidating, yet amazingly poetic. Disover the artist’s work on his website.

January 3, 2017
Origami animals in glass
Origami animals in glass

Floriane Touitou has a passion for origami. With her passion, she did what talented people do, she created some cool foldings of animals. She also added an extra layer of coolness with glass jars that protect the animals and make it look even more real. You can find all of her creations on her Etsy […]

December 20, 2016
Art created with… bananas
Art created with… bananas

If the medium is the message, I’m not sure what we should be thinking of the art of Stephan Brusche. The Dutch artist uses bananas as a support for creating clever art, and the least you could say is that he is creative.