Art is always one of the best sources of inspiration for designers.
Pirate printing is a concept invented by Berlin-based art collective Raubdruckerin (which pretty much means pirate printing in German). The artists takes their printing material with them and print anything that inspires them (and that’s usable as a printing matrix). They produce shirts and bags imprinted with manhole covers, vents, and utility grates.
Cinta Vidal is a Spanish artist who studied in Barcelona. She works on wood and creates paintings of dreamy architecture, with perspectives going wild. Her work will be on display at the Thinkspace Gallery.
A collective of Japanese artists, AUJIK, has tried to imagine what the city of Osaka would look like if its buildings grew organically. The video they released takes you through a moving landscape filled with impossible buildings that grow like any plant would in your garden.
Mr Riu takes paper cutting to the next level, thanks to his infinite patience and the use of precision tools. Call the swivel knife, this tool is commonly used for leather craft. It helps you cut more smoothly as the head can rotate 360 degrees. You can follow his work on his Instagram or on […]
Some artists work with paint, clay, or paper. Stefanie Posavec likes to use data as her raw material to work with. The UK-based designer and artist specializes in representing data using illustration, visualization tools, or art. Let’s take a look at a few of her design and art projects. Air transformed: touching air An evolving […]
Nevercrew is a Swiss street artist that creates spectacular murals around the world. You can see more of his work on DeviantArt.
After moving to New York, Californian artist Hugo Martinez decided to get a cat to keep him company. He started to quickly create poetic and funny images with bright colors and the cat as a star. His pictures had great success on Instagram, where Princess Cheeto’s account already has more than 85’000 subscribers.
Swedish illustrator Simon Stalenhag takes a look at our relationship to technology in his worrying work. People just like you or me are confronted to new technological realities in what looks like a dystopian future. The illustrations look like our world, so we can still relate to it despite the extra-technological display.
As his name suggests, Olafur Eliasson is an artist from Northern Europe based in Berlin, Germany. I only discovered recently one of his earlier project: Your House. Your House is a concept book that was released as an artistic project and published by the Library Council of the Museum of Modern Art back in 2006. The […]
Lizabeth Rossoff took her chance to create a contemporary version of the beautiful terracota warriors from Xi’An, in China. The American artist replaced the warriors with some pop culture characters like Mickey, Spiderman, and friends…
Born in 1948 and still working on his art in Japan, Ray Morimura is a talented wood engraver who built a unique style throughout the years. He started out as an abstract painter and turned to figurative prints later in his career. His artworks use complex patterns to create a sens of depth rarely seen […]
Artist Michael Beitz takes every day objects or furniture, extends it and distorts it to turn it into some spectacular, unusual objects. In his own way, he gives life to inanimated things by adding some dynamism.
More often used in children books, pop-ups are still fascinating for adults, especially when they are innovative like the ones Tauba Auerbach designs. The artist used the technique to create a giant pop-up book that reveals complex geometric forms. There are six impressive paper sculptures in the book, built in partnership with PrintedMatter. You can get […]
Inspired by the Muslim carpet patterns, Lisa Nilsson created these quilled paper artworks. She works with mulberry tree paper to create complex and impressive ornaments.
In the early 20th century Europe, art movements were popping all over the place. Cubism, that started in France, and Futurism, from proto-fascist Italy, were two of the most famous movements. In Russia, a group of artist decided that they couldn’t decide, so they went ahead and created the cubo-futurist movement to mix both. Among […]