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

November 26, 2015
8-bit art and animations by Toyoya
8-bit art and animations by Toyoya

When Toyoya Li creates art, you get a strange mix between pop art and 8-bit illustrations. The Chinese designer, based in Beijing, works as a freelance illustrator and an interactive designer, but he truly is an artist before all. The artist goes deep into research with animated gifs and other 8-bit illustrations that make bright […]

November 17, 2015
Prints of 19th-century Japanese miniature landscapes
Prints of 19th-century Japanese miniature landscapes

After Hokusai and his great wave, Hiroshige is probably the most famous ukiyo-e (japanses prints) artist. One of his famous series is the 53 stations of the Tokaido. The Tokaido is one of the most important roads in Japan, at least historically. A lesser known artist, Utagawa Yoshishige, also did a series on the 53 stations […]

November 14, 2015
This artist turns stones into soft sculptures
This artist turns stones into soft sculptures

Since Jesus, noone ever turned water into wine again, unfortunatly. However, José Manuel Castro López does something almost as cool, although not as tasty; he turns rocks and stones into soft things. The Spanish artist’s sculptures make it look as rocks are just a soft things that you can play with. This may be far from […]

November 13, 2015
Star Wars characters reimagined as ancient greek statues
Star Wars characters reimagined as ancient greek statues

Travis Durden is a French artist whose creations often go viral due to his cool approach and talent for execution of the designs. He did it again with these awesome sculptures that immortalize Darth Vader and other Star Wars characters as Renaissance sculptures. You will obviously not be able to purchase the sculptures, but the […]

November 10, 2015
Money for nothing: one hundred dollars “destroyed” for art by Marcus Kraft
Money for nothing: one hundred dollars “destroyed” for art by Marcus Kraft

Swiss designer and artist Marcus Kraft released this interesting project recently. Kraft took a hundred one dollar bills and turned them into art. The US law strictly forbids this and has quite impressive sentences for people who destroy money, but Kraft doesn’t really care (not being a US citizen helps). The results of the artist’s […]

November 1, 2015
The dark and beautiful paintings of Nicolas Samori
The dark and beautiful paintings of Nicolas Samori

Italian artist Nicolas Samori’s art can be a bit unsettling when you first see it. On first look, you see a Renaissance style painting with finely crafted shapes and colors, the Chiaroscuro atmosphere leaks a strangely morbid beauty. Over that, Samori comes back and carefuly destroys parts of the painting, creating a second layer of […]

October 26, 2015
Vroom Vroom: a spectacular sculpture that includes a car by Lorenzo Quinn
Vroom Vroom: a spectacular sculpture that includes a car by Lorenzo Quinn

A Fiat 500 held by a big strong hand, this is the sculpture that Lorenzo Quinn exhibited in 2011. The hand is four meters high and made of aluminium. This huge hand make the Fiat 500 look like a toy car. The author, Lorenzo Quinn, is an artist based in Spain, and also the son of […]

October 25, 2015
The surreal solarplate etchings of Jaco Putker
The surreal solarplate etchings of Jaco Putker

Jaco Putker is a printmaker from the Netherlands. He uses a technique that allows him to combine photography and etching: solar plate etching. This way, he can create cool and surreal collages that gain from the texture of the technique. Each print tells you a story that would take hours to describe with words.

October 23, 2015
The surreal black and white illustrations of Kim Dae-Hyun
The surreal black and white illustrations of Kim Dae-Hyun

For Kim Dae-Hyun, the black ink they are made of is the only matter they get to play with, so that’s what they do. If you enjoy clever uses of negative space, you’ll love the Korean artist’s work and the way he plays with it.

October 22, 2015
Incredible carpets drawn with a ball-point pen by Jonathan Bréchignac
Incredible carpets drawn with a ball-point pen by Jonathan Bréchignac

If you had to design a carpet in real-size, your first idea would probably not be to use a blue ballpoint pen. Regardless of the huge amount of time he had to invest in it, Jonathan Bréchignac took on this challenge. Mixing traditional and modern patterns, the artist took months to create each piece.

October 21, 2015
Stunning book sculptures shaped with metal
Stunning book sculptures shaped with metal

I’ve seen quite a lot of artworks made out of books, sculpted books, cutted shapes, drawings in books,… but this is something truly new and unusual. Based in Tucson, Arizona, Andrew Hayes bends books using metal until he finds a shape that’s sculptural enough for his taste. The result is a beautiful combination of paper […]

October 20, 2015
Impressive paper sculptures that illustrate books
Impressive paper sculptures that illustrate books

British artist Su Blackwell enjoys illustrating books, but she does it in a rather unusual way. She creates pop-up scenes that emerge from the book and show you what’s happening in the story. She works with paper taken from the book’s pages to create some sculptures that are truly stunning by their complexity. Lighting also plays […]

October 17, 2015
Jati Putra Pratama creates inception-style landscapes
Jati Putra Pratama creates inception-style landscapes

Still a student of graphic design in Indonesia, Jati Putra Pratama already creates some mind-bending art that may remind you or the movie Inception. With amazing perspective and unusual skies, his photo manipulations often make it look like worlds are colliding. He regularly shares new photographic artworks on his Instagram account.

October 15, 2015
Architectural mashups by Oliver Michaels
Architectural mashups by Oliver Michaels

Brooklyn-based artist Oliver Michaels likes to play with architecture and create new structures in a project titled “Architectural Composites“. These buildings and structures are made by arranging together parts of different buildings captured in different areas. Made of different buildings and pieces of architecture, Michaels’ buildings are surprisingly pleasing and modern. In a single cube, […]

October 14, 2015
12 games of Christmas: nostalgia for thirty years old people
12 games of Christmas: nostalgia for thirty years old people

Matt from retrogamereviews.com recently launched a cool little Kickstarter project that honors the games that we played when kids at Christmas time. This is, of course, if you are around thirty years old. He designed a set of prints and T-shirts that glorify retro gaming with a nice design. There are also cool sets of Christmas […]