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

July 24, 2015
Miniature worlds by Kendal Murray on everyday objects
Miniature worlds by Kendal Murray on everyday objects

Sydney-based artist Kendal Murray spends her time between lecturing about design at the School of Humanities and Communication Arts of the University of Western Sydney and working on her art. In this post we’ll focus just on her amazing art, tiny mixes of sculptures, miniature gardens and doll houses. Each of her tiny sculpture takes you on […]

July 23, 2015
3DXL: large scale experiments with 3D printing
3DXL: large scale experiments with 3D printing

Among the new technologies artists use to experiment with, 3D printing is in my opinion the most interesting. If you can take the experiments one step further than just playing with consumer 3D printers, it becomes amazing for the artist. At the time of writing this article, the DX | design exchange in Toronto is holding […]

July 22, 2015
June Digan creates gorgeous watercolor lettering for quotes
June Digan creates gorgeous watercolor lettering for quotes

Filipino artist June Digan has great talent for at least two artistic skills: lettering and watercolor painting. She combines the two by creating spectacular paintings of quotes, with gorgeous lettering of course. She mixes typographic styles with wonderful taste, using subtle color schemes that can only be made with watercolor. Most of her work is […]

July 18, 2015
Stunning architectural sand castles by Calvin Seibert
Stunning architectural sand castles by Calvin Seibert

Many sand castle builders are pretty amazing artists when it comes to patience and skills. On the other hand, sand castles are too often a bit kitschy for my taste. Artist Calvin Seibert gives an architectural twist to his sand castles. His monumental castles would look great as a big city’s opera house or a villain’s […]

July 9, 2015
Watercolor cats in black & white
Watercolor cats in black & white

The best part about watercolor paintings is the unpredictable effects you will get from it. The paint solves into subtle shades and creates beautiful edges that are hard to control. Serbian artist Endre Penovac is a true master of watercolor who can create cat paintings with just a few brush strokes. You can see all […]

July 7, 2015
Coffee stain monsters by By Stefan Kuhnigk
Coffee stain monsters by By Stefan Kuhnigk

When spilling coffee, most people clean it up right away with an occasional curse word. Stefan Kuhnigk, an artist from Germany, prefers to let it dry for a few hours, so he can create some little illustrated monsters with the spills. Now he even creates the coffee spills on purpose and selects the best to create […]

July 6, 2015
What if famous painters created big brand logos?
What if famous painters created big brand logos?

When in design school, I remember one teacher explaining us that trying to imitate the style of famous designers or artists as an exercise was one of the best ways to progress. In fact, when doint this, you have to try to put yourself in the person’s shoes and learn how to thing like that […]

July 1, 2015
Spectacular paintings created using spilled food
Spectacular paintings created using spilled food

When I was a kid, we would travel to Serbia every summer to meet with the family there. One of the highlights for me was to see my great-aunts who would check out the bottom of my mother’s coffee cup and predict the future. I suspect Giulia Bernardelli, who shares amazing art made with spilled […]

June 22, 2015
Impressive new paintings by Hasan Kale
Impressive new paintings by Hasan Kale

Turkish artist Hasan Kale, previously featured on Designer Daily for his tiny paintings of Istanbul, is back with even more amazing and smaller artworks. At a size of a fingernail, or even smaller, the artist re-creates some famous paintings or creates his own. Kale would probably have been an excellent surgeous, when you see the […]

June 21, 2015
Architectural manipulations that will mess with your mind
Architectural manipulations that will mess with your mind

Korean artist Beomsik Won likes to play with architecture. He likes to imagine impossible building structures in what he calls Archisculpture. Thanks to digital manipulations, architectural structures get to enter in a new dimension and mess with our minds.

June 16, 2015
Spectacular leaf art by Susanna Bauer
Spectacular leaf art by Susanna Bauer

Susanna Bauer creates unbelievable sculptures using old leaves. With crocheting techniques, she creates compositions in 2D or 3D. The new shapes given to the leaves combined with the fragile and natural textures make it look just perfect. If you’ve ever try to fold an old leaf or just try to do anything with it, you […]

June 6, 2015
The natural habitat of birds sculpted into books
The natural habitat of birds sculpted into books

We already featured Guy Laramée on Designer Daily, and we could probably feature him every day. The artist recently published a new gorgeous series of carved books on the theme of birds and their natural habitat. The big books were carved into sculptures that look like the natural habitat of birds, with nice paintings of […]

June 3, 2015
Celebrities portraits photoshopped to respect the golden ratio
Celebrities portraits photoshopped to respect the golden ratio

There has been some talk recently about whether the golden ratio was really relevant or not. In April, Fast co.design published a popular article that claimed that the golden ratio was one of the top design myths. I honestly have no clear idea about the golden ratio, but I think it can be a good […]

May 27, 2015
French artist Bertrand Flachot merges photos with drawings
French artist Bertrand Flachot merges photos with drawings

On his website, Bertrand Flachot labels himself a drawer and a photographer. Unlike most of the people who practice these two crafts, the French artist combines the two in impressive artworks that often confuse the viewers. Based in Paris, Flachot likes to work in large formats with photos, installations, or line-based drawings.

May 19, 2015
Customizable 3D layered glass sculptures
Customizable 3D layered glass sculptures

Lucie Boucher and Bernie Huebner are the co-founders of Stone Ridge Glass, a company specialized in glass art. They do commission work, but their most famous product are by far the glasscapes, some cool landscapes made of layers of glass that can be moved to change the view. Technically, the artists work by hand to cut the […]