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

July 7, 2017
Chatty feet artistic box: when Feet Mondrian meets Jackson Pollsock
Chatty feet artistic box: when Feet Mondrian meets Jackson Pollsock

If you think socks are just something you wear for protecting your feet from the cold and from friction in your shoes, think again! Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a long history of stealing the show by wearing shiny socks (while still wearing a suit), the New York Times even wrote an article on […]

June 30, 2017
This young Portuguese artist enjoys merging objects to create surreal scenes
This young Portuguese artist enjoys merging objects to create surreal scenes

Luisa Azevedo is still a student of multimedia art in Portugal, but her work has already been making rounds on the Internet. He creative composition mix objects to create dreamy, surrealist scenes.

June 26, 2017
This advertising campaign shows you the bottom half of famous portraits
This advertising campaign shows you the bottom half of famous portraits

In these award-winning ads, Ogilvy Chicago created the bottom part of several famous art portraits. These complements to the artworks were designed to promote a shoes brand, Kiwi.

June 13, 2017
Spectacular doodling by Visoth Kakvei
Spectacular doodling by Visoth Kakvei

If you needed a proof that doodling can be an art, any drawing by Visoth Kakvei should convince you. This Cambodian artist takes his doodle to a whole new level using symbols, details and perspective. You can follow more of his work on his Instagram account.

June 4, 2017
Fauxsaics by Nick Misani
Fauxsaics by Nick Misani

When he is not at his day job as a senior designer at Louise Fili Ltd, Nick Misani keeps designing and works on his personal projects. The most noticeable of these side projects is probably Fauxsaics, a collection of typographic prints that simulate the mosaics effect.

May 27, 2017
Layered Laser-Cut Paper artworks inspired by Architecture by Eric Standley
Layered Laser-Cut Paper artworks inspired by Architecture by Eric Standley

Inspired by Gothic and Islamic architectural patterns, Eric Standley’s layered laser-cutting are just stunning. The artist stacks cutted paper on top of each other to enter a third dimension.

May 21, 2017
Inspired by Japanese prints, art by Mike Dorsey
Inspired by Japanese prints, art by Mike Dorsey

Mike Dorsey is a tattoo artist who also creates stunning artworks in the style of Japanese ukiyo-e prints. Despite the large inspiration from Middle-Age Japan, his prints keep their own specificities, because the artist includes lots of elements from modern day Western society. You can see a glimpse of his work below, but you should […]

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 […]