New York-based Korean artist Yun-Woo Choi is taking the art world by storm with these massive newspaper sculptures. He uses rolled up magazine pages and newspapers, held together with wire and resin, to form shapes that swirl and spin throughout a gallery space, jutting out of walls and transforming the individually delicate pages into commanding structures.
Added by Katie Hosmer on February 27, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
If you aren't looking closely, you might pass by this funny series by Sadi Tekin. The Istanbul-based illustrator and industrial designer created these lighthearted photos featuring chickpeas in tiny installations. Entitled Mr. Chick Pea And Friends, the series is filled with little illustrations drawn on the surface of chickpeas, which are then placed throughout the…
Added by Katie Hosmer on February 27, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Ben Geiger dabbles in everything from design to photography to sculpture to create a world of his own imagination. In this series entitled Abstract Animals, the artist developed illustrations that blur the lines between realistic portrayals and his own inventive depictions of the creatures. The basic structure of each animal drawing is true-to-life, but then the artist uses his…
Added by Katie Hosmer on March 14, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Wildlife, landscape, and travel photographer Mario Moreno was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. When he was 12, his family moved away but in 2006, he moved back, and he now spends his time exploring the African continent on a creative visual journey. In this vibrant series, entitled Silhouettes, a variety of wild animals are featured in their natural…
Added by Katie Hosmer on March 16, 2013 at 11:04am — No Comments
What is it that's so mesmerizing about a breaking wave? Is is their power, their energy or the fact that no two will ever be alike? Pusan, Korea-born artist Kim Cogan explores the mystery surrounding waves in his unique set of oil paintings. When he first embarked on this series, back in 2010, he asked himself this question, "How can I capture and convey the hypnotic rhythms of the sea through…
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Irving Harper was a very successful industrial designer during the mid-20th century. He is credited with many modern furniture design concepts, including the marshmallow sofa and the ball clock. In addition to this recognized work, Harper also maintained a more private collection of paper sculptures, which he made during his free time as a stress-relieving side…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on March 25, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Boston-based paper artist Joe Bagley produces all kinds of intricate designs that feature a single sheet of black paper, hand-cut with an Xacto knife. All of the intricately cut spaces are one full interconnected sheet and, as a result of this tedious process, no two pieces are ever the same.
The artist has a great eye for producing realistic details with just the slice of a page. When a…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on March 26, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Sekai, Japanese for 'world', is a series of clever sculptures by Maico Akiba, in which tiny little worlds emerge on the backs of wooden animals. The sculptor and illustrator collects the small figures from Souvenir From Tokyo, the National Museum of Art and Design Tokyo museum shop. She uses miniature trees, cars, people,…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on March 29, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
My Modern Met has featured countless works of art, design, and photography over the years and now some of today's best contemporary artists have prints and canvases of their work available through our art shop. My Modern Shop offers an eclectic mix of everything from portraits and landscapes to surreal photography and witty graphic…
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In this mesmerizing artwork, Virginia-based artist Susan Noyes transforms single, sharp razor blades into exciting collections of geometric patterns and designs. With great patience and precision, the artist meticulously places each blade to fill her canvases with variations of black and white triangles, diamonds, and squares.
To create one of these unique pieces, Noyes sets herself up…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 3, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
For those that love turning something 2D into something 3D, check out these adorable printable papercraft animals from Mibo. The UK-based design studio sells the cutest paper animals we've ever seen in sets like Forest Friends (squirrel, hedgehog, badger and fox), The Marine Team (whale, dolphin, sea turtle, bannerfish, octopus) and The Wild Bunch (giraffe, monkey, lion and…Continue
Added by alice on April 7, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Mad Men fans will just love this graphic series created by the designers at Shutterstock. Entitled Mod Men: The World of Mad Men Through a 21st-Century Lens, the series features a visual time warp in which the designers took the habits of the 1960s characters and translated them into modern trends. The project description explains,…Continue
Design and research company Freedom Of Creation specializes in 3D printing technologies. Developed by Janne Kyttanen in art school, the company has, since 2000, developed many innovative and successful products. One of those products is this prototype of 3D printed foods, including pasta, burgers, and even cereal.
The artist believes that the developed technology will eventually…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 10, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
For Red Bull's action and adventure sports international photo competition, known as Red Bull Illume, photographer and expert light painter Patrick Rochon devised a photo shoot to capture the luminous motion of professional wakeboarders using specially customized boards with LED lights designed by Evan Jones.
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The word mandala, which can be loosely translated to mean "circle," comes from the Indian language of Sanskrit. It is a geometric design that holds spiritual symbolism in Hindu and Buddhist religions. The basic form of each pattern is a circle contained within a square and arranged into sections that are all organized around a single, central point.
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 18, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
All that Colombian artist Juana Medina needs to make these whimsical designs are a pen and a snack. The talented artist, who has received awards for her many wonderfully simple illustrations, likes to tell stories with her drawings. And, she certainly has a fun time with it. The artist says, "Most of my illustration work relies on very simple traces and economic—but expressive—use…
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 18, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Australian artist Nike Savvas recently premiered many of her new works in a solo exhibition, entitled Liberty and Anarchy, at Leeds Art Gallery in the UK. The show was her first in over ten years, and featured a collection of brightly colored, large-scale pieces including several of these captivating geometric shapes.
For each design, Savvas used specific…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 26, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Rather than taking normal, everyday stairs to get from one floor to the next, architect Moon Hoon thought it would be much more fun to travel by slide. And so, he recently incorporated this playful incline within Panorama House, a home located in Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea. The key challenge for the talented architect was to come up with an idea that would work best within the…
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 26, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Artist Matt W. Moore just wrote to us to tell us about a massive new update he's done to his web portfolio that shows color bursting works he's created within the last two years. One of the most fun projects takes the optical…
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Designer Sophie de Oliveira Barata specializes in special effects prosthetics and uses her expertise for her surreal endeavor known as The Alternative Limb Project. As a specialist consultant, working with amputees and their prosthetists, de Oliveira Barata has embarked on a unique division of prosthetic production that blurs the line between…Continue