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

April 9, 2017
Still life series by Sam Kaplan
Still life series by Sam Kaplan

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 […]

March 31, 2017
This open-source font was inspired by artists’ signatures
This open-source font was inspired by artists’ signatures

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.

March 30, 2017
Seibu Railway released some cool good manners posters inspired by ukiyo-e
Seibu Railway released some cool good manners posters inspired by ukiyo-e

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 […]

March 27, 2017
Paperboyo transforms famous landmarks using paper cutouts
Paperboyo transforms famous landmarks using paper cutouts

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 […]

March 23, 2017
Impressive surrealist photo editing by Hüseyin Şahin
Impressive surrealist photo editing by Hüseyin Şahin

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.

March 2, 2017
The Appennine Colossus
The Appennine Colossus

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.

February 18, 2017
Dark Matter: gorgeous photos of black ink in water
Dark Matter: gorgeous photos of black ink in water

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.

February 1, 2017
10 artists who create amazing art with books
10 artists who create amazing art with books

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 […]

January 18, 2017
Incredible paper sculptures by Jeff Nishinaka
Incredible paper sculptures by Jeff Nishinaka

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.

January 11, 2017
The elegant sculptures of Philip Jackson
The elegant sculptures of Philip Jackson

Philip Jackson’s sculptures are somewhat intimidating, yet amazingly poetic. Disover the artist’s work on his website.

January 8, 2017
This artist creates 3D art using paper and pen only
This artist creates 3D art using paper and pen only

HustMitNavn is the pseudo of a creative Danish illustrator. He became Internet famous for his impressive illustrations where he adds an extra layer of creativity with paper manipulations that interact with his drawings.

January 3, 2017
Origami animals in glass
Origami animals in glass

Floriane Touitou has a passion for origami. With her passion, she did what talented people do, she created some cool foldings of animals. She also added an extra layer of coolness with glass jars that protect the animals and make it look even more real. You can find all of her creations on her Etsy […]

December 29, 2016
Spectacular street art portraits by Yash
Spectacular street art portraits by Yash

YASH is a street artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. He creates delicate portraits of people and animal in gigantic formats.

December 20, 2016
Art created with… bananas
Art created with… bananas

If the medium is the message, I’m not sure what we should be thinking of the art of Stephan Brusche. The Dutch artist uses bananas as a support for creating clever art, and the least you could say is that he is creative.

November 27, 2016
Vintage-looking circus beasts linocuts by Otis
Vintage-looking circus beasts linocuts by Otis

Otis is a Spanish-speaking artist that creates experiment with linocut printing. It’s hard to find anything about him on the Internet, so all we’ll share will be these awesome linocuts that display strange circus animals.