Jenni Sparks is breathing new life into the art of hand-drawn cartography. Beginning with her quirky map of London and her follow up for New York, this doodler has been helping tourists get around big cities with her sense of humor and wit. The maps point out contemporary landmarks, such as the 24-hour bagel shop in Brick [...]
Heather Dewey-Hagborg is on the prowl to collect your DNA. Like a forensic detective, Hagborg has learned to find traces of strangers’ DNA on common rubbish such as cigarette butts and chewed gum. Sounds a little gross, right? But trust me, it’s all worth it in the end when you see the incredible life-like portraits she creates from [...]
What would you do if you woke up and your whole bedroom has become an aquarium? And what would you think if, while you’re watching a movie with your partner, you suddenly found yourself surrounded by squirrels? Decades before Photoshop was available, American photographer and installation artist Sandy Skoglund started creating surreal images by building [...]
Well, we can appreciate a wonderful landscape, we can also take a picture of it and walk under a blue sky. But I never imagined we could also taste it. ‘Food Lovers’ is a project by Studio 23 in Rome. Starting with a simple recipe, the photographer, Daniela Di Rienzo, and the culinary artist, Mariagrazia Lonza, turn [...]
Have you ever been complimented on the beauty of your heartbeat? Probably not. But thanks to the creative people of Red Paper Heart, New Yorkers were offered the chance to put their inner beat on display. Pulse is a light installation that reacts to a single person’s heartbeat and creates a lovely light display.
If you love rainbows, skulls, acid art, and pop art, then check out these abstract collages by Spanish artist Luis Toledo. He combines historic, religious, and pop culture elements into his freaky abstract pieces. The colours are so bright, they almost seem to burn your eyes. It’s like an instant mood lift mixed with the discomfort of [...]
Enter the world of John Amor. This comic book lover has been making these great super hero and villain illustrations for quite a while. Based in the Philippines, Armor not only illustrates comic books but also writes. Check out some of his completed books here.
I didn’t know there were any sign painters still out there practicing their tedious art. But then I stumbled across TJ Guzzardi. This guy is keeping the magic of old school sign painting alive and kicking in Melbourne. And he’s doing it in style. Look at this guy. From his fantastic mustache to the vintage blue jean [...]
Kapil Bhagat created a whole series of these fantastic minimalist scientist posters for India’s National Science Day. Less is more, especially when it comes to poster design. But the key to keeping a minimalist poster from being boring is creating a little joke or pun. The “aha!” moment is when people fall in love with the design and Bhagat [...]
Looking for an extended vacation? Check into the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai from anywhere between 3 and 6 months. Enjoy a modern living space and continental breakfast every morning. And the best part? It’s absolutely free. Just be sure to leave your artistic mark on the building! This cool artist-residency program accepts applications from artists all [...]
Marie Jager’s art is beautiful and brilliant because it takes a moment for the punchline to hit you. Each piece is somewhat experimental, interacting with natural elements, aging, and the forces of nature. Take, for instance, her architectural prints. The blue prints have lovely yellow triangles overlaying the image. No, she didn’t use Photoshop or the Triangle [...]
I recognized Katie Scott’s illustration style from the album cover she did for The Bombay Bicycle Club. Her style is a whimsical blend of anatomically correct biology drawings, Middle-Eastern-style paisley patterns, and pure surrealism. As unnerving as that combination should be, Scott somehow pulls it off with ease and wit.
French artist Jérémy Laffon wants to stick gum to your new shoes. So he built a gallery floor made of gum. And he wants to build insanely huge gum towers. So he put thousands of sticks of gum together then applied heat. These fragile leaning towers of distaster are structurally unsound due to Laffon’s carefully chosen heat gun [...]
I love the bright blocks of colour in these illustrations by Raphael Urwiller. The French artist relies on the tradition of screen-printing art, but takes it to a whole new level of cool. And he doesn’t keep any secrets to himself. Find all of his original sketches with his final pieces to understand the process.
My art professors have always told me to “activate negative space”. And I thought I knew what that meant. But then I stumbled across Thomas Lamadieu‘s fantastic Sky Art illustrations. These imaginative scribbles make the most of being inclosed by buildings. Instead of focusing on the buildings themselves, Lamadieu animates the spaces in between. Take that for [...]