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

Banksy Street Art

Banksy Street Art Re-Animated as GIFs

London based and world-famous street artist Banksy is known for his iconic street art that often provides controversial social commentary. Did you guys catch his work done around the Olympics? Or maybe the film...

Classic Film “A TRIP TO THE MOON”: 110 Years Of The Moon Man Poked...

A lot of movie special effects don't age very well. There's also one that's held up for 110 years. A Trip to the Moon was released on September 1st, 1902, and the 14-minute sci-fi...

Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”–10 Parodies For When Your Original Gets Stolen

You know something that'll make you despair? Edvard Munch's "The Scream"--or, really, one version of the four originals--was once abducted by art thieves who obviously didn't know they could just buy a poster of...
Gaga Tea Box Design Concept Inspired by Lady Gaga

Gaga Tea: Lady Gaga Inspired Tea Box Design Concept

Gaga Tea is a Lady Gaga-inspired design project created by Nathalie Hallman, an Advertising/Graphic Design student at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, Sweden. Nathalie was required to solve several specific home tests as...
Not Myself Today Campaign Installation Blok Design

“Not Myself Today”: Mental Health Campaign by Blok Design

This summer, the Partners for Mental Health created an initiative to promote and improve mental health in Canada. Entitled "Not Myself Today" and designed by Toronto-based design company Blok Design, this campaign was specifically created...
Realistic Portraits Samuel Silva Ball Point Pen Art

Hard to Believe This Portrait by Samuel Silva Isn’t a Photograph

I'll save you the trouble of rubbing your eyes. No, this is not a photograph. It is actually a hand-drawn realistic portrait by artist 29-year-old Portugal-based attorney Samuel Silva. And the best part --...

ToysRLikeUs Series: The Secret Life of Woody from ‘Toy Story’

Woody from Disney's Toy Story is a... party animal?? What?? Haha, no, he's not. At least, we don't think he is... but photographer Santlov thinks so. In his ongoing photography series, 'ToysRLikeUs', Santlov takes iconic...
Fabian Oefner Sound Wave Photography

Dancing Colors: Sound Wave Photography by Fabian Oefner

 Zurich, Switzerland-based photographer Fabian Oefner released a photography series called Dancing Colors: making sound waves visible in January 2012. What is displayed here as an explosion and symbiotic movement between colors is a big project capturing the beauty in...
umbrella installation art

Umbrella Installation Art in Águeda, Portugal

In the town of Águeda, Portugal, there is an umbrella art installation where whimsical, brightly colored umbrellas magically "float" mid-air over a promenade, making any person's walk down the street feel like a childhood whimsy....
Mattew Olin - Some Type of Hero

Matthew Olin & “Some Type of Hero”: Superheroes as Brands, Colors, & Typography

Duluth, Minnesota-based designer Matthew Olin just recently released images from his exhibition in December 2011. The exhibition, entitled "Some Type of Hero," was his MFA thesis project at the University of Minnesota. Matthew broke...
Lego Bridge by German Street Artist MEGX

LEGO Bridge by German Street Artist MEGX

I love it when a city uses street art to beautify the neighborhood. This 250-square-meter blank overpass in Wuppertal, Germany, was transformed into a LEGO Bridge last year when German companies Akzenta and Klauser...
designing 007: fifty years of bond style exhbit in london

Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style Exhibit Opens in London

Today, the Barbican Centre in London, England, is showcasing an exhibit entitled "Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style," with more than 400 items included in the acclaimed Bond Films from the 1960’s until...

Takashi Murakami: Modern Day Andy Warhol

Takashi Murakami is known as the modern day Andy Warhol. Murakami has created his own genre in the postmodern art world, coining the term “superflat” in 2002 (spurring off of the category of neo-pop...

Origami Tessellation Art by Joel Cooper

Kansas-based artist Joel Cooper specializes in the folding technique known as origami tessellation, in which the geometric folds repeat in patterns of creases throughout a single piece of paper to create three-dimensional abstract designs...
Disney-Princess-Feature-Image

Top 10 Artist Recreations of Disney Princesses

My friend had sent me over a link to the Pocket Princesses, and in my fit of laughter as I scrolled through her cartoons, I decided to make this post on my top 10...
The River Rocks Casino

Three Canadian Casinos that Give Vegas a Run for its Money

Three Canadian Casinos that Give Vegas a Run for its Money Although Canada has something of a reputation as America’s more mild-mannered cousin, it is perhaps only by comparison that the Canuks have come to...

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