Art is always one of the best sources of inspiration for designers.
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, […]
Everyone knows that the Internet is made of cats, and that Youtube or Imgur would probably bankrupt if cats went extinct. But cats are not only good at making you laugh or melt with their cuteness, they also inspire artists and illustrators to create cool prints. 1. World domination for cats I’m convinced cats are […]
Visual artist Noelle Oswald uses photography to create stunning surreal images, but she refuses to be called a photographer. Based in Budapest, Hungary, she creates self-portraits that are masterpieces. Always in black and white, she plays with light and shadows and includes her body in well-composed visuals.
Working and living in Vilnius, Lithuania, Gediminas Pranckevicius is a talented illustrator and concept artist. He specializes in picture book illustration, music album cover illustration, character design, illustration for advertising and so on. For this feature, I chose to focus on my favorite part of his work, the amazing surreal landscapes he creates.
Adam Lister is a New York based artist that recently got noticed for one of his cool projects. He took on famous, iconic artworks, and re-painted them as 8-bit watercolors. Can you recognize the paintings?
With resin, glass, paint, and wires, Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee creates unusual sculptures with modern topics. In the style of classic anatomical skeletons and figures, he imagines what the skeleton of famous cartoon characters could be like. He takes his work very seriously, so his sculptures and anatomical drawings are truly a thing of beauty. It […]
Jie Ma is a concept artist that creates fantastic and futuristic worlds. The scenes he creates are often surreal, giving you a feeling of what life in a modern empire could look like. It could also be taken from dystopian movies, each frame looking like a piece of art.
Some old books are fragile. Some others are VERY fragile. This Chinese book, named “Shi zhu zhai shu hua pu” (calligraphy and painting manual), is one of those. It is actually so fragile that it was forbidden to open it to take a look. Luckily, the Cambridge University Library got it digitalized, it is now […]
Julien Nonnon is a street artist with a rather special hobby, he likes to project well-dressed wild animals in the streets of Paris. Using video-mapping, the artist creates a new atmosphere and a surreal look-and-feel to the city. The project is titled Urban Safari and questions us on the dress-codes we conform to so easily.
Gabriel Schama is an artist living and working in Oakland, California. He made himself a name with his laser-cutted artworks. He made amazing mandalas using that technique and got a lot of press for it, but his new work with portraits is just as awesome. Due to great exposure on top art and design sites, […]
In Japan, rice straw is named “wara”, and people have been making art with wara for ages. After harvest, farmers and people from the countryside create sculpture and stuff with all the rice straw they picked up. There is even a festival for this, the Wara Art Festival in Niigata. For the 2015 edition, visitors […]
Polish designer Janusz Jurek has specialized in digital art and illustration over the years. His more recent work involves a lot of generative illustration. Unfortunately, he didn’t document his working technique, so we can only take a wild guess and imagine that he works with some programming tools. In his body series, he makes lines converge […]
Artist J. Frede had an interesting idea to create new landscapes. Instead of painting the landscapes or creating digital images of it, he did some kind of collages using photos that aren’t related in one way or another. These newly formed, fictional landscapes, create new world from the view of several photographers, thus creating imaginary […]
At Designer Daily, we’ve always been fans of data visualization. We also enjoy good light painting projects when we see it. As you can imagine, this project by Stephen Orlando that mixes both arts is just a delight to us. The Canadian took his passion for capturing motion in space to a new field: music. […]