Imagine taking a sip of your hot coffee or tea, only to come across a sugary skull peering out at you through the dark liquid. In a sleepy morning haze, such an unexpected moment could be quite startling. Snow Violent thought this kind of surprise would be an entertaining way to start your day. So the artist developed these Sugar Skulls, a series of skull-and-bones shaped…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on June 9, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Guinness 250 is a spectacular visual ad campaign created by Act Two-Um, a creative agency based in London and New York. The company states that their purpose is to "transform your raw photography or initial creative concepts into dynamic and powerful imagery that can be the driving force behind your next acclaimed campaign," and they have certainly achieved some captivating…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 24, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
These playful graphic prints by graphic designer, filmmaker and artist Safwat Saleem are quite entertaining. Coupled is a series that features relationships between two inanimate objects or cartoons that are interacting with each other in very unexpected ways. The two-color designs incorporate simple silhouettes paired with clever captions that give surprising meaning to each…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 16, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
If you ever watched the Jetson's and longed to drive one of those flying cars, you will be super excited to see that the future is upon us. Massachusetts-based startup Terrafugia recently revealed plans for the TF-X, a hybrid-electric flying car that will just blow your mind. The company states, "We need the safety of commercial aviation, the convenience and flexibility of a car, and the freedom…
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 12, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
London-based artist Cecily Vessey's playful collection of illustrations and prints feature city-themed skylines and landmarks from places including New York, Paris, and London. Regardless of which city you prefer, these Decorative Skyline Sticky Tape designs are a fun way to wrap packages, seal envelopes, and decorate all kinds…
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 8, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Wooden is a series by Germany-based graphic designer Antoni Tudisco. Just 21 years old, Tudisco is a talented young artist who says, "I [have been] a fan of extraordinary things ever since I was a child." Since receiving his diploma at age 18, Tudisco has been sought after by brand name companies including Reebok Woman, Coca-Cola, and MTV Philippines.
In this digital art project,…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 7, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Binder clips are quite useful for holding packs of paper together, but artist Peter Bristol had a different vision for this handy office device. Using the black and silver as inspiration, the designer produced this Clip Bag, a playful reinterpretation of the original.
Created out of wool felt and aluminum tubing, this creative handbag can hold much more than just a few sheets of…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 2, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Artist David LaFerriere's kids must be constantly thrilled to open up their lunch boxes. After making the kids' sandwiches, LaFerriere uses sharpie pens to draw a quick illustration on the outside of the plastic bag. He photographs his work, and the kids don't see the artwork until they sit down at school to have their meal.
The graphic designer dad started out with…Continue
25-year-old illustrator and graphic designer Guusan recently developed a unique set of butterflies that won't flutter away when you approach them. The project is actually a typography series in which each winged bug is formed out of select typefaces including Bodoni, Times New Roman, and Univers.
Various letters are arranged to form the colorful body, wings, and antennae…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 21, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
These fashionable cut off bracelets are not only trendy, but they are functional, too. The silver cuffs are part of the Metro Cuff Series designed by Tiffany Burnette, owner of product design company Designhype. The bracelets are made out of stainless steel, and the lines and text of each map are actually embossed into the metal with various colors like red, black, blue, and even…
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 18, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
We have seen all kinds of creative LEGO sculptures in the past - the children's toy is inspiration for so many exciting things. But, we haven't seen anything quite like this transparent LEGO chandelier by Copenhagen-based industrial designer Tobias Tøstesen. The artist says, "I enjoy when design through a simple story, form, and material is sensuous, and because of those facts…
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
If you like computers, then you will definitely enjoy this fun QWERTY Sofa by Italian architecture and product design firm ZO_loft. Using your basic keyboard as inspiration, the unique piece of furniture is composed of square cushions arranged in the same order as the rows of letters that we use to type out our thoughts.
The company explains, "Arms folded and cheek pressed on the keys.…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 7, 2013 at 4:08pm — No Comments
Don't be fooled, these flowers aren't actually floating in water! Japanese product design firm, Oodesign, developed these clever little vases as a fun way to show off your favorite buds. Shaped like a ripple of water, the clear PET formed resin plates give the illusion that the blooms have figured out how to defy gravity.
The lightweight vases have a small slit in the center, in…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 3, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Rather than tossing out old egg shells, design firm Nosigner figured out a way to transform the fragile, cracked containers into beautiful products. The Japan-based company believes that all natural forms have the potential to function in unexpected ways, and, with that in mind, they developed this recycled planter, entitled Hatch, and an eggshell lamp, entitled…
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 1, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
France-based graphic designer Outmane Amahou created this clever series as a way to visually document the history of art in a unique set of minimalist posters. The series, entitled Minimalist Art Movement Posters, features single shapes and solid blocks of color to portray the Renaissance, Expressionism, Surrealism, Dadaism, and Abstract art, to name a…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on March 28, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Eggs for Soldiers is an ongoing fundraiser that gives a percentage of their free-range eggs sales directly to Help for Heroes, an organization providing direct support to wounded soldiers. In an effort to support the organizations' March Fourth 2013 campaign, artists Jack Munro and Charlotte Austen built an aircraft completely out of the charitable egg cartons.…
Added by Katie Hosmer on March 7, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Everyone is calling it the "return of a legend." Last year, Australian billionaire Clive Palmer revealed plans for Titanic II, a modern-day functioning replica of the original luxury liner. According to the design plan, "While every bit as luxurious as her namesake, Titanic II will have every modern amenity along with 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety…
Added by Katie Hosmer on March 6, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
We can't get enough of Ebon Heath and his awesome talents with typography. The Brooklyn-based artist finds all kinds of new things to do with the letters of the world. In this unique collection of jewelry, Heath collaborated with Dubai-based jewelry designer Mona Ibrahim to create an ornamental collection that can be worn by everyone. The sculpted letters are both English and…
Added by Katie Hosmer on March 6, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
There are a variety of ways to recycle cardboard, but Cardboard Couture one way that is a bit more surprising than the rest. Every year, art and design students at Strode College in the UK are instructed to design and construct costumes out of cardboard. The first assigned project is meant to kick off the year with some unconventional inspiration. In their first few…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on February 28, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments