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

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.

May 24, 2016
A pop-up book filled with geometric sculptures
A pop-up book filled with geometric sculptures

More often used in children books, pop-ups are still fascinating for adults, especially when they are innovative like the ones Tauba Auerbach designs. The artist used the technique to create a giant pop-up book that reveals complex geometric forms. There are six impressive paper sculptures in the book, built in partnership with PrintedMatter. You can get […]

May 15, 2016
Impressive quilled paper artworks by Lisa Nilsson
Impressive quilled paper artworks by Lisa Nilsson

Inspired by the Muslim carpet patterns, Lisa Nilsson created these quilled paper artworks. She works with mulberry tree paper to create complex and impressive ornaments.

April 29, 2016
Tango with Cows: cubo-futurist art by Vasily Kamenski
Tango with Cows: cubo-futurist art by Vasily Kamenski

In the early 20th century Europe, art movements were popping all over the place. Cubism, that started in France, and Futurism, from proto-fascist Italy, were two of the most famous movements. In Russia, a group of artist decided that they couldn’t decide, so they went ahead and created the cubo-futurist movement to mix both. Among […]

April 25, 2016
James Popsys creates spectacular surreal images
James Popsys creates spectacular surreal images

James Popsys is a British artist currently based in Australia. He likes to play with photos and twist it to introduce new imagery that create a new world. A good sense of humor and great Photoshop skills, that’s all it takes to create amazing art.

April 18, 2016
Lucas Levitan draws monsters into photos
Lucas Levitan draws monsters into photos

When we want to test our tablet’s drawing apps, most of us will quickly scribble things quickly, try a few pen thickness and colors, then close the app and never open it anymore. Lucas Levitan is a bit different. To test his new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, the illustrator took upon a personal challenge: drawing […]