Art is always one of the best sources of inspiration for designers.
We already featured Guy Laramée on Designer Daily, and we could probably feature him every day. The artist recently published a new gorgeous series of carved books on the theme of birds and their natural habitat. The big books were carved into sculptures that look like the natural habitat of birds, with nice paintings of […]
There has been some talk recently about whether the golden ratio was really relevant or not. In April, Fast co.design published a popular article that claimed that the golden ratio was one of the top design myths. I honestly have no clear idea about the golden ratio, but I think it can be a good […]
On his website, Bertrand Flachot labels himself a drawer and a photographer. Unlike most of the people who practice these two crafts, the French artist combines the two in impressive artworks that often confuse the viewers. Based in Paris, Flachot likes to work in large formats with photos, installations, or line-based drawings.
Lucie Boucher and Bernie Huebner are the co-founders of Stone Ridge Glass, a company specialized in glass art. They do commission work, but their most famous product are by far the glasscapes, some cool landscapes made of layers of glass that can be moved to change the view. Technically, the artists work by hand to cut the […]
Kay Sekimachi, a Japanese American artist, made some impressive bowls using tree leaves. She used Japanese paper, Krylon coating, and watercolor, to reinforce a structure based on the skeleton of leaves. Her bowls will be on display at the Bellevue Arts Museum starting in July 2015, along with Bob Stocksdale’s work. The two artists were […]
Annabel de Vetten’s cake certainly don’t look like the kind of dessert you’d like for a wedding or any kind of festive event, yet they are probably the most beautiful I’ve even seen. Too creepy for most, the cakes look incredibly realistic and always somewhat related to death and misery. At the Conjurer’s Kitchen, de […]
I’m a big fan of paper cutting art, and I tend to have a soft spot for collage art when it’s done right. You can imagine how happy to discover art that combines both techniques in complex artworks. To discover more pieces like the ones featured here, just head to Myriam Dion’s portfolio site and […]
Some say that the medium is the message. I don’t know if it’s entirely true, but this street art made with tape surely shows that the way the message is conveyed is very strongly influenced by the medium. An Australian street artist who goes by the name Buff uses tape to avoid any problem with […]
There are many artists who work with old books and do amazing things with it. Some cut them, other draw in the books, and there are many other ways to create art from book. So far I haven’t seen anything like Jacqueline Rush Lee’s art. She takes old books and turn them into amazing sculptures, […]
A series of spectacular surreal lips drawn by Christo Dagorov, a Bulgarian artist who lives in Switzerland. All these drawings are made with a simple black pencil and transform the textures of the lips into detailed landscapes, a jail, or naked bodies.
Marina Adamova is a graphic designer and illustrator from Moscow. She evolved into a paper artist, and it’s probably the best thing that could have happened. He papercut work is simply stunning with natural beauty.
Aniko Kolesnikova is a Latvian artist who recently got her share of Internet fame for her incredible work with book covers. She creates polymer journals inspired by nature and all kinds of fantasy animals. Doing so, she perpetuates a long tradition of book binding and decoration from Europe. Her books look like they come straight […]
We all have been drawing with a blue ballpoint pen at some point in our life. It may be at school or on the phone, but blue ballpoint pens have been an escape for bored people to let their mind wander for decades already. French illustrator Kevin Lucbert is either very bored or very talented. I’d […]
Cinta Vidal Agullo is a Spanish artist and illustrator. She recently got a lot of exposure on art, illustration, and design blogs for her series of multi-dimensional artworks. The Barcelona-based artist clearly found some inspiration in M. C. Escher’s work for this project. It would be unfair to limit her to this, a quick look […]
Matt W. Moore has made himself a name as a graphic artist with his bold geometric prints. Inspired by type, Rorschach test or cities, his artworks are easily recognizable with his use of bright colors and intricated geometric compositions. He took his art to blankets, and in my opinion it works even better. His colorful […]