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Art & Design

Some of the most inspirational artists, designers, and their works.

In Honor of Walt Disney's 111 Birthday: 11 Renditions of Mickey Mouse

In Honor of Walt Disney’s 111 Birthday: 11 Artist Renditions of Mickey Mouse

Happy Birthday, Walt Disney! It is no question that the celebrated animator, creator of Mickey Mouse, and proponent of all things magical has had an impact on our childhoods. If Mr. Disney were still...
Starry Night Driveway Painting

Photo of the Day: Starry Night Driveway Painting

credit: Reddit It's that time of the year again: college applications. Most students take a traditional route when applying to universities or scholarship programs. 17-year-old Ruby Watts took a different route when cultivating her application...

170-Foot Fast Track Trampoline Installed in Russian Forest

It seems like the trampoline is quickly becoming the best way to travel from point A to point B. For those of us that find a nice quiet walk through the forest a little too conventional,...
Gottfried Helnwein Documentary

Artist Profile: Gottfried Helnwein

Gottfried Helnwein is an Austrian artist whose work is focused on "innocence betrayed." Inspired by the Holocaust and his childhood in Austria, much of his work portrays injured or emotionally scarred children. He uses...
Lego renditions of album covers

Record Store Day 2012: Album Covers Made Out of Legos

These days, it's not enough to be a music fan, own the record and memorize the lyrics. The Internet demands that you memorialize your love for a band or a musician in a more...
Intricate paper artwork

Bend Over, Origami: 5 Radical Paper Art Innovators

Prepare for the Internet to make you feel untalented - again. These five paper art specialists bend, mold, twirl, crimp, slice and otherwise make paper their plaything. The results are truly astonishing. From Indian...
Claude Monet's Paintings Continue to Inspire

On His 172nd Birthday, Claude Monet’s Paintings Continue to Inspire

Claude Monet was born on this day, November 14, in 1840. His parents were second-generation Parisians; his mother Louise was a singer, and father Claude wanted his namesake to join the family grocery business....
For Typography Fans: Superhero Prints by Matthew Olin on Sale

For Typography Fans: Superhero Prints by Matthew Olin on Sale

Some last minute news for typography fans: if there was a graphic designer we were fawning over this summer, it was Minnesota-based graphic designer Matthew Olin and the superhero typography re-imagining project he created...
Movie Friday: Eye Catching James Bond Skyfall Minimalist Movie Posters

Movie Friday: Eye-Catching Skyfall Minimalist Posters

James Bond's 23rd official 007 film, Skyfall, came to US theaters last night. Even though we featured some of our favorite Skyfall poster designs before, we could not help but feature Skyfall as our...
Awesome Art Exhibitions in New York City

Awesome Art Exhibitions in New York City

You may not know this, but today is Go to an Art Museum Today Day, so it's the perfect excuse to check out some awesome art exhibitions here in New York - as if...
Realistic Owl Portraits by John Pusateri: Illustrations Using Pencil, Charcoal, Pastel Mediums

Realistic Owl Portraits by John Pusateri

Auckland-based artist and photographer John Pusateri has created a series of realistic owl portraits that will leave you in awe. He uses mediums such as pencils, charcoal, and pastel colors to bring out the...
Beautiful Marker Illustrations by Minjae Lee

Beautiful Marker Illustrations by Minjae Lee

Minjae Lee is a 23-year-old self-taught artist from Seoul, South Korea. Having loved art and color from the young age of 7, Lee was destined to make beautiful illustrations and paintings, despite a lack...
Andy Wells Photography: The Secret Life of Stormtroopers and Their Mini-Me's

The Secret Life of Stormtroopers, a Photography Series by Andy Wells

What are Stormtroopers doing when they aren't working for the Galactic Empire in Star Wars? UK-based photographer Andy Wells sought to find out. As it turns out, the secret life of this Stormtrooper isn't as...
Brilliant Oil and Knife Paintings by Francoise Nielly

Brilliant Oil and Knife Paintings by Francoise Nielly

Parisian artist Francoise Nielly may be changing the way the world looks at oil paints. She paints with a knife in place of a brush and a color palette that could make neon signs everywhere...
David Reeves Cut-out Art Feature

Creepy Silhouette Cut-Out Art by David Reeves

Who says you can’t make real art with household objects and children’s craft supplies? 28-year-old Canadian photography student David Reeves has proven that a little construction paper combined with paper towels, cotton balls, paper...
The Beatles 50th Anniversary Fan Art

5 Illustrations in Honor of The Beatles 50th Anniversary

Today is the 50th anniversary of "Love Me Do," the first single ever released by The Beatles. The legendary band has produced 12 studio albums since 1962 and have made and inspired several films...

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