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

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 […]

October 13, 2015
Spectacular ceramic sculptures by Haejin Lee
Spectacular ceramic sculptures by Haejin Lee

Using ceramics, Korean artist Haejin Lee creates sculptures that look like they are unraveling. The faces dissolve into the air, questionning us on the fragility of human life when facing time. The craft, symbols, subtle color shades, everything in these sculptures is just beautiful.

October 4, 2015
Disney Research labs are working on 3D coloring books
Disney Research labs are working on 3D coloring books

The Disney research team in Zürich, Switzerland, recently released a pretty amazing demo that shows that coloring books may be about to change in a big way. They found a way to track real-life coloring from a traditional book and bring it to life on a mobile device. As you can see on the above […]

October 1, 2015
Functional sculptures by Sebastian ErraZuriz
Functional sculptures by Sebastian ErraZuriz

At the intersection between art, interior design, and generally cool stuff, you’ll find New York based artist Sebastian ErraZuriz. We’ve already featured a couple of his cabinets on Designer Daily, but this time we’d like to focus on his awesome functional sculptures. As their name suggest, these pieces are meant to be a sculpture that will […]

September 30, 2015
Creative automatons by Kazuaki Harada
Creative automatons by Kazuaki Harada

Hazuaki Harada creates toyish sculptures that look somewhat useless, but that bring some strange poetry to the place they are presented in. I have a personal preference for the “fitness pig”. You can learn more about the Japanese artist on his website.

September 24, 2015
Mr Riu creates amazingly detailed paper cuts
Mr Riu creates amazingly detailed paper cuts

Riu, who goes by the artist name of Mr. Riu, is a young Japanese artist who took upon the delicate art of paper cutting. He did a wonderful job at keeping a traditional touch, while mixing ancient and modern symbols in his intricate artworks. Some of his pieces are inspired by the art of mandala, […]