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

January 12, 2015
Recent paintings on vintage books by Ekaterina Panikanova
Recent paintings on vintage books by Ekaterina Panikanova

Sometimes the medium an artist uses is just as important as his skills. In Ekaterina Panikanova‘s case, her paintings would definitly not have the same impact if she didn’t work on used books, giving us glimpses of memory on each page. Looking at her work, the whole picture is often less important than the missing […]

January 9, 2015
Architectural perspective games
Architectural perspective games

A photographic project that involves no Photoshop intervention, yet tricks our eyes. Swiss photographers Tayio Onorato and Nico Krebs created these ephemeral structures and shot it to make it look like it was an extension of the buildings. The structures look a bit clumsy, but they are carefuly built to follow the visual lines of […]

January 8, 2015
The monuments of Harbin ice festival 2015
The monuments of Harbin ice festival 2015

Every year in Harbin, China, giant ice monuments rise up for the winter season only. You could think of it like a sand sculpture competition, but the pieces are much bigger and spectacular. In this post, you can find some pictures of this year’s main attractions, but there is always more to see on the […]

January 6, 2015
Body paintings that turn the human body into animal wildlife
Body paintings that turn the human body into animal wildlife

Shannon Holt is a body painter, that means she uses the human body as a canvas for her creations. With all its asperities, the skin isn’t an easy medium to paint on, but it also offers the opportunity to create some sense of ledge. With her “Florida wildlife” series, Holt created animal portraits that took […]

January 5, 2015
Folded paintings by Marcelo Daldoce
Folded paintings by Marcelo Daldoce

Marcelo Daldoce creates paintings of a new kind. He paints women stuck into polygonal structures, then folds the paintings in a way that reinforces the polygonal structure and gives some depth to the painting. These paintings, or should I say sculptures, are a really good example of the close relationship between the visual effects and […]

January 2, 2015
Paper-cutting art with an amazing level of details
Paper-cutting art with an amazing level of details

Clumsy people like myself can only be impressed by paper-cutting artists. The skills, patience and dedication this type of art requires is just beyond anything I could imagine doing. No wonders I’m deeply impressed by the works of Hudson Valley based artist Maude White. The artist loves playing with negative space, cutting out some pieces […]