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

March 24, 2015
Would you live in one of Matthias Jung’s surreal homes?
Would you live in one of Matthias Jung’s surreal homes?

It is not really questionable that art is a subjective field. Whether you like an artwork or not depends on many factors, many of which have absolutely nothing to do with reason. These photoshoped houses by Matthias Jung had a terrific effect on me, I would really like to live in one of those. There […]

New miniature people in urban environment by Slinkachu
New miniature people in urban environment by Slinkachu

Slinkachu keeps on invading the streets on London with his tiny people. The London-based artist creates street art that will often go unnotticed, which is probably the most charming part about his work. Each artwork is a small scene with tiny people living adventure in the big people’s world. It’s always nice to see it […]

March 21, 2015
Hidden in plain sight: a Swiss advertising campaign inspired by Liu Bolin
Hidden in plain sight: a Swiss advertising campaign inspired by Liu Bolin

The Zurich Public Transport recently launched a campaign to promote their job opportunities. The jobs of public transportation don’t get much exposure despite often being held in public, so the agency behind the campaign thought it was a good idea to play with that. They took employees from the company and painted them to blend […]

March 16, 2015
Circular paper cut scenes by Nermin Er
Circular paper cut scenes by Nermin Er

Based in Turkey, Ermin Er creates spectacular paper cuts that are enlightened from the back. He cuts the paper in a circle at the center, creating one skyline for each sheet of paper. With multiple layers added, he creates a spectacular effect that only gets better once you add light. You can discover more of […]

March 14, 2015
Illustrations in context complete MOMA artworks
Illustrations in context complete MOMA artworks

New York based illustrator Christoph Niemann’s work often uses humour. We already featured him for his American illustrations, and he has often proved being very funny. His recent series at the MOMA in New York also plays with the landscape, with the artworks of the museum to be more accurate. He completes the artworks with […]

The art of steel: when steel nuts and bolts come to life
The art of steel: when steel nuts and bolts come to life

Tobbe Malm is a Swedish blacksmith who also proved he is a real artist. In his sculptures, Malm bring steel nuts and bolts to life by giving them human form and creating little scenes. The most stunning part of his work is probably the emotion that comes out of these artworks. These bolts have a […]

March 13, 2015
Camouflage done right: Natalie Fletcher’s art blends with the landscape
Camouflage done right: Natalie Fletcher’s art blends with the landscape

Natalie Fletcher’s photography of naked body will not shock anybody, as you will need to find where the bodies are first. The body painter blends her models into the landscape before taking photos, and the results are pretty amazing. This project immediatly made me think the Chinese camouflage expert, artist Liu Bolin.

March 11, 2015
Miniature dioramas hidden in ring boxes
Miniature dioramas hidden in ring boxes

Most of us wouldn’t know what to do with vintage ring boxes, apart maybe from putting small stuff in it. Talwst gave it some thought after a Paris market vendor handed him an antique box and asked hime to do something with it. Talwst decided to make miniature scenes inside the box. He did a […]

March 10, 2015
Pichi & Avo: when classics meet graffiti
Pichi & Avo: when classics meet graffiti

Pichi & Avo are the artistic duo that might finally reconciliate classic art lovers with graffiti afficionados. Their street art pieces use some classic figures and blend it into colorful graffiti texts and drawings. The results are spectacular, and often quite surreal.

March 7, 2015
A 16th century prayer nut with incredibly detailed scenes
A 16th century prayer nut with incredibly detailed scenes

In Middle-Ages Europe, especially in the Northern part, devoted people would often carry a prayer nut, an item that could be kept for praying anywhere. The object get its name from its appearance, it looks like a nut, and would often reveal details carvings, like in the pictures in this post. Some aromatic fragrances would […]

March 5, 2015
The tank library will bomb you with litterature
The tank library will bomb you with litterature

This vehicle is actually a Ford Falcon that was re-purposed into a book-carrying tank. This project, rightfully titled “Weapons of mass instruction”, was created by Buenos Aires based artist Raul Lemesoff and sponsored by 7up. The book travels with around 900 books that are distributed for free while going around Argentine’s cities and rural communities. […]

March 4, 2015
Surreal photo manipulations by Anil Saxema
Surreal photo manipulations by Anil Saxema

Working from Mumbai, India, Anil Saxema creates some surreal and playful scenes using Photoshop. His work is somewhat kitschy sometimes, but the ideas and execution are great anyway.

March 3, 2015
Tentacular book papercuts by Barbara Wildenboer
Tentacular book papercuts by Barbara Wildenboer

South-African artist Barbara Wildenboer likes to books pages. She does it in a mind-blowing way, by creating impressive tentacles coming out of the books in an organic structure. For that, she uses abandonned scientific books and let some words, illustrations, or sentences, pop up from these lively sculptures.

March 1, 2015
Erik Johansson published some new mind-blowing photo manipulations
Erik Johansson published some new mind-blowing photo manipulations

Erik Johansson was previously featured on Designer Daily for his spectacular and surrealist photo manipulations. He published some new work on his website, and I’d say that he’s getting even better at what he does. The new work is still as poetic as before, but Johansson seems to enjoy playing with perspective and buildings more […]

Spectacular glass sculptures by Simone Crestani
Spectacular glass sculptures by Simone Crestani

Simone Crestani is a young Italian artist who started working with glass since he was 15 years old. He creates organic looking glass sculptures and gives it the most amazing shapes. Brought up in Venice, one of the major cities when it comes to the art of glass, Crestani experienced the beauty of glass since […]