Seedscapes is a series of meticulously arranged organic sculptures by England-born artist Gowri Savoor. To create each natural formation, Savoor attaches a variety of plant and fruit seeds—including apple, pumpkin, and sunflower—to the ends of long stem wire and arranges them in undulating curves on a solid base.
Natural patterns emerge from the very purposeful…Continue
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Artist Brian Mashburn’s exquisite oil paintings of broken cities and decaying lands are as beautiful as they are haunting. Mashburn illustrates tangled, leafless branches against a smoldering landscape and heavy sky. Sometimes, we see an animal or person trying to make sense of what’s around them. It seems bleak, but the artist does offers a glimmer of hope, and we see patches of blue sky and white clouds…
An estimated 43 million people watched this year's Academy Awards, making it the most most watched audience for the show in over a decade (2000) and the most popular entertainment event on television since the Friends finale in 2004. If you were one of them and you're an art and design fan, you may have noticed something beyond those beautiful ballgowns and snazzy tuxedos.
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Artist Gary Hovey uses his forks, knives, and spoons much differently than the rest of us. The Ohio-based artist builds intricate sculptures by cutting, welding, and shaping the stainless steel materials together into animal forms.
Upon first glance, the many wildlife figures, like birds, fish, and bears, have realistic shapes. It is only upon closer inspection that the…Continue
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While at first glance these rooms may look like something you'd find in one of today's swanky design hotels (like in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas), you might be surprised to find out that they're actually the work of one digital artist. Jon Rafman, known for his…
Crafting bookmarks for the classics, designers Gökhan Yücel and Fikr’et fashion placeholders that complement the story whose pages they save. The duo determines a book's icon, like a periscope in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea or a camera for George Orwell’s 1984, and think beyond the standard rectangular bookmark. They play with the shape and visual…Continue
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It's the selfie retweeted around the world now over 3.2 million times. At the Oscars, Ellen DeGeneres made history with that famous celebrity-filled selfie and now The Simpsons' own Matt Groening has created an awesome, wider view of the moment. Bradley Cooper seems to have pushed Homer Simpson's head out…
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In Jon Jacobsen’s series, People I Know, the self-taught photographer uses costumes, props, and visual effects to produce surreal portraits of his friends and the people he admires. Each image represents the subject based on how the photographer views them. They feature elements like a shattered plate that doubles as a…Continue
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As teachers, parents, and Bill Cosby can attest to, kids really do say the darndest things. Father of four Nathan Ripperger found himself responding to the odd and often hilarious things that his brood said and did. Recognizing that he had stumbled upon comedic gold, He began illustrating the words that came out his mouth. Taken out of context, these quotes are endearing and strange, and they make up…
Brazilian street artist Luis Seven Martins, aka L7m, continues to produce amazing illustrations that blur the lines between abstraction and nature. Rather than taking to the streets, this time L7m turned his spray paint and acrylics to a number of canvases. His expressive collection features stunning…
London-based artist Mister Peebles creates adorable drawings where animals, sometimes wearing human clothing, exude playful personalities. He begins with a pencil drawing and then fills in the form with colorful watercolor pencils and ink until the final creature has emerged on the page.
He uses a neutral color palette to develop all kinds of animals from…Continue
Barcelona-based sculptor Jordi Díez Fernández uses scraps of steel to create amazingly expressive sculptures of the human form. Along with his recent tribute to Ildefons Cerdà (above), the urban planner responsible for designing the 19th-century extension of Barcelona called the Eixample, Fernández has produced intricate sculptures of beautiful women, athletic and muscled…
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In Lauren Fensterstock's installation work, oceans of black grass flow from room to room and ebony flowers thrive in an unnatural lushness. The artist uses jet-black paper to create dark and expansive site-specific landscapes, thick with flowers, reeds, tendrils, and vines. By doing so, she adds an artificiality to the seemingly natural…Continue
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As part of her MA work at the Design Academy Eindhoven, artist and graphic designer Echo Yang created a fascinating series entitled Autonomous Machines that transforms analog devices into autonomous drawing machines. The objects, ranging from a tin chicken toy to a windup alarm clock to an old Walkman, are all obsolete now in the age of ever-advancing technology and digitalization,…
Greece-based artist Charis Tsevis is fascinated with the wired world we live in. No matter how wireless technology continues to develop, we still find ourselves dependent upon outlets for data transfer and power, and, if we look around, it's standard to be surrounded by a handful of…
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The world's next big designer may just be this four-year-old girl whose love for fashion goes way beyond the average kid. The young girl, lovingly called Mayhem by mom Angie (@2sisters_angie), was not satisfied with playing dress-up in store-bought princess dresses or in her mom's clothes. She began wrapping…Continue
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Disappear is a collage project by French artist Slip, where forms, colors, and landscapes intersect in visually exciting combinations. In the series, the artist introduces new realities where mundane black and white backgrounds are interrupted by beautifully intriguing silhouette figures.
By layering different elements together, Slip creatively explores techniques that break the standard…Continue
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In Chennye Randall’s ongoing series Shopped Tattoos, the Seattle-based artist imagines what celebrities, world leaders, and fictitious characters would look like if they were covered in tattoos. Not just a small one on the bicep, but designs on the collarbone, hands and face, and both arms. While we know that it’s Photoshopped, the manipulation is both…Continue
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Artist Michael Grab of Gravity Glue is incredibly skilled at achieving beautiful harmony in the most surprising rock formations. His delicately assembled stacks, entitled Balancing Rocks, seem to defy gravity. However, he says that gravity is the only "glue" that holds his structures together.
The creative stone…Continue