Art is always one of the best sources of inspiration for designers.
Mike Dorsey is a tattoo artist who also creates stunning artworks in the style of Japanese ukiyo-e prints. Despite the large inspiration from Middle-Age Japan, his prints keep their own specificities, because the artist includes lots of elements from modern day Western society. You can see a glimpse of his work below, but you should […]
It’s not so common that we feature artists and designers more than once on Designer Daily. Ben Young is one of these artists whose work has been shared here previously, and that’s for a very good reason. Mixing concrete and glass, the New Zealand artist creates impressive sculptures that take you to the depths of […]
A graphic artist who is constantly looking for new sources of inspiration can find it in the most diverse places, from a piece of graffiti glimpsed from a train to an artist’s signature in the corner of a picture. The world of contemporary art provides a rich variety of great ideas for reasons that are […]
If you are a Christian, or if you just enjoy craft and enjoy following tradition for no religious reasons, chances are that you took the time to decorate some eggs last week. Working as an artist and illustrator in Ohio, Dinara Mirtalipova was born and raised in Uzbekistan, where the egg decoration tradition is very vivid. […]
Omar Aqil is a talented designer and 3D artist from Pakistan. One of his recent projects consists of interpreting Pablo Picasso’s artworks and recreating them in 3D. The result was titled MIMIC, a contemporary look at six Picasso artworks that allow the designer to observe how abstract figues behave in three dimension and how it […]
Sam Kaplan has a wide range of styles depending on the project he works on. The project that caught my attention the most is the Still Life series, an experiment in creating modern still lives with everyday objects neatly arranged. This series clearly made me think of a Swiss artist, Ursus Wehrli, but with a […]
In the “unusual typefaces” family, a new kid has appeared: Army of Artists. The font was designed by Landor, a design consultancy with offices around the globe. The concept font takes the first letter of famous artists’ signatures and uses it to represent one letter of the alphabet, a clever way to celebrate the artists’ individuality.
We already know that art can be an excellent source of inspiration for advertising, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that this campaign inspired by ukiyo-e (traditional Japanese prints) works so well to remind train users to keep good manners on the train. Seibu Railway releases each year a new poster that is used […]
As designers and artists working with digital technology, it’s easy to get caught into overusing technology and special effect. Actually, art and design is probably more about creative ideas, not about technique only. Obviously, good and creative ideas that are well executed are the best. Rich McCor, a London-based paper cutting artist, had a simple […]
Turkish artist Hüseyin Şahin is a true photo editing master. Using Photoshop, he doesn’t just blend images together, he creates true masterpieces that take you to a surreal world. You can follow his work on his Instagram or Behance feeds.
If you get the chance to go to Vaglia, Italy, you should head to the gardens of the Villa di Pratolino to check out the Appennine Colossus, a gigantic sculpture. The monument, which happens to also be a building, was designed by the Medici’s architect, Bernardo Buontalenti.
UK-based photographer Alberto Seveso did an amazing job taking dramatic photos of dark ink dropped into liquid. The dark orange background gives the scenes an added intensity that reveals the beauty of the movement and textures even better.
You don’t know whether you prefer books or art? You don’t need to choose anymore, you can have both with this art made with books. 1. Kenjio Kenjio is the artist name of Daniel Lai, a designer and artist based in Tennessee. He sells his work on his Etsy shop. 2. Akayo Sakanishi An intricate piece of art […]
US-based artist Jeff Nishinaka creates amazing paper sculptures. He gives depth to his artworks by using many layers of paper and build unbelievable scenes inspired by nature or mythology. For the anecdote, one of Nishinaka’s good friends, who happens to also collect his sculptures, is Jacky Chan.
Philip Jackson’s sculptures are somewhat intimidating, yet amazingly poetic. Disover the artist’s work on his website.