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

August 24, 2018
Russia in the future: a preview by Evgeny Zubkov
Russia in the future: a preview by Evgeny Zubkov

What will Russia be like in the future? Evgeny Zubkov explored the topic in his own artistic way, trying to imagine scenes from the years 2046 and 2077. Apparently, Russian grannies will still be wearing headscarves, but they may very well have to feed a different kind of bird. More worrying are the scenes with […]

August 13, 2018
The mysterious worlds of Kunito Nagaoka’s engravings
The mysterious worlds of Kunito Nagaoka’s engravings

Kunito Nagaoka is a Japanese printmaker with a long career as an artist. Born in 1940, he grew up and studied art in his country, then lived in Berlin, Germany, for 20 years. Now, he teaches art in a Fine Art school in Kyoto. Nagaoka’s work is full of mystery, often involving landscape that include […]

July 20, 2018
The wood sculptures of Eyevan Tumbleweed
The wood sculptures of Eyevan Tumbleweed

Eyevan Ewing, also know by his artist name “Eyevan Tumbleweed“, is an artist based in California. He creates wonderful and lively sculptures using wood he finds in his strolls in nature. Working using a trial-and-error method, he designs without a plan some sculptures are very expressive and seem to come straight out of the woods.

May 4, 2018
Mini People in the Jungle: beautiful grayscale illustrations by Dawid Planeta
Mini People in the Jungle: beautiful grayscale illustrations by Dawid Planeta

Dawid Planeta is a graphic design, illustrator, and artist from Poland. One of his most prominent work recently is his series of illustration titled “Mini People in the Jungle“. It features dark, colorless scenes with gigantic animals with glowing eyes. As one could have guessed, the artist’s inspiration comes from the dark side, from his […]

March 22, 2018
Banksy is in New York, take a look at his new work
Banksy is in New York, take a look at his new work

Banksy is back and apparently he is in New York. The most famous street artist in the world didn’t lose what made him a celebrity: a strong sense of satire and a powerful graphics. In this post you can discover a few of his recent New York work, for more you’ll have to go for […]

March 21, 2018
Sad skeletons and surrealist scenes: the art of Muretz
Sad skeletons and surrealist scenes: the art of Muretz

Brazilian artist Muretz is most famous for his street art in large format. In his work, you can meet a lot of skeletons, mostly sad ones. With a large exposure of his work in the streets and on social media, Muretz also made himself a name beyond the streets and his work was on display in art galleries […]

March 15, 2018
Pop-Art landmarks: the rise of pop art and its legacy
Pop-Art landmarks: the rise of pop art and its legacy

The 1950s was a turning point in the world of art. In fact, the decade arguably witnessed more transformation than it had in the previous 500 years. Popular culture as we know it was beginning to take shape, as early globalisation and the cementing of modern capitalism drove demand for more life-enhancing products and services. […]

January 26, 2018
An anatomic armchair by Jade T. Cho
An anatomic armchair by Jade T. Cho

On Designer Daily, we have already featured the anatomy of gadgets or the evolution of type, two projects that revealed a supposed anatomy or evolution of objects and type. Obviously, we were delighted upon discovering the anatomic armchair by Jade T. Cho. The young designer from Korea took a vintage armchair and exposed some bones […]

December 5, 2017
Illustrations of microbes as a form of art, a look at Ernst Haeckel’s work
Illustrations of microbes as a form of art, a look at Ernst Haeckel’s work

When Ernst Haeckel drew the illustrations of microbes, he was doing it for science, to help to introduce the world to micro-organisms. Little did he know that his illustrations would be compiled in a book by one of the largest art publishers in the world: Taschen. However, once you take a look at pages from […]

November 24, 2017
Heavenly City: an Art Project by Yang Yongliang
Heavenly City: an Art Project by Yang Yongliang

Yang Yongliang is a Chinese artist based in Shanghai. He has a background of traditional Chinese art, such as calligraphy or painting, that started from a very early age. He pursued further art education at Hong-Kong Chinese  and Shaghai Fine Arts Institute. He turned this knowledge into something new using modern digital art techniques. His work has […]

November 12, 2017
An impressive cake designed with the help of algorithms
An impressive cake designed with the help of algorithms

What happens when a talented designer, architect, and 3D artist combines her passion for baking cakes with her professional skills? The answer is in pictures in this post, with one of the latest creations by Dinara Kasko, a designer gone pastry artist. Thanks to the power of the Internet, this Ukrainian housewife mashed up her […]

October 8, 2017
Gustav Klimt’s famous paintings recreated with models by photographer
Gustav Klimt’s famous paintings recreated with models by photographer

Inspired by famous Austrian painter, photographer Inge Prader took upon herself to recreate it by designing a scene and photographing it. The results are stunning, with more than just a copycat feeling, but a really new artistic perspective on Gustav Klimt’s most famous paintings.

September 9, 2017
Miniature Scenes Staged Inside Jewelry Boxes by Curtis Talwst Santiago
Miniature Scenes Staged Inside Jewelry Boxes by Curtis Talwst Santiago

Curtis Talwst Santiago creates tiny worlds that fit inside jewelry boxes. If you are as clumsy as I can be when it comes to handycraft, you can only be in awe in front of this artist’s work.

August 3, 2017
Humorous sculptures and furniture by Camille Kachani
Humorous sculptures and furniture by Camille Kachani

Lebano-Brasilian designer and artist Camille Kachani creates artworks that are somewhere in between a sculpture and a furniture. Her wooden installations all look like nature is coming back and the wood starts to live again. You can check more on her portfolio website.

July 26, 2017
Ha Bun Shu: a book dedicated to waves design
Ha Bun Shu: a book dedicated to waves design

The Han Bu Shu by Mori Yuzan was published in 1919, it presents a wonderful collection of patterns of waves. The artist, who lived and worked in Kyoto, is known for his painting and print work in the Nihonga style. You can discover the full book on the Internet Archive and get inspired by the […]