Art is always one of the best sources of inspiration for designers.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
If you think socks are just something you wear for protecting your feet from the cold and from friction in your shoes, think again! Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a long history of stealing the show by wearing shiny socks (while still wearing a suit), the New York Times even wrote an article on […]