Art is always one of the best sources of inspiration for designers.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]