Data + Design Project

What Would Happen If Famous Artists Turned Their Styles Into Architecture?

Tuesday 03.11.2014 , Posted by
1 Federico Babina

We’ve seen how iconic artists have transformed the canvas in their own unique styles, but what if their signature flair were applied to works of architecture instead? Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina offers a suggestion in this series of 27 images called Archist. Using iconic pieces from 27 famous artists, Babina applies their features to building design, which could be the prototype for a grown-up Disney Land for artists, but will more likely be made into a book. [Read more...]


Who Are the People In Your Neighborhood? Jon Jacobsen Makes His Friends Look Even Cooler

Sunday 03.09.2014 , Posted by
1 People I Know by Jon Jacobsen

The way we see the people in our circles may be very different from the way the rest of the world sees them, especially when you’re self-taught fine art photographer Jon Jacobsen. Based in Santiago, Chile, Jacobsen decided to create a remarkable series called People I Know, which features, as you might predict, his fellow artist friends, but not in a way that you would ever expect. For each portrait, he chooses the perfect props, clothing, and photo-manipulation techniques to portray the surreal things he sees when he looks at each friend. [Read more...]


These Illustrations Are All Kinds of Awesome

Thursday 03.06.2014 , Posted by
11 the Daydreamer

What would you daydream about if you were sitting in an office cubicle? I would hope it’s at least half as cool as riding on a robotic dinosaur with an eyepatch, six-pack abs, a laser sword, and a beautiful woman in your arms. This is the magical scene Chris Danger created in the image above, called Daydreamer. A graduate of School of Visual Arts in NYC, currently living outside of Washington D.C, Chris danger is a freelance illustrator, animator, and graphic designer. The longer you stare at each picture, the more amazing details you will see. [Read more...]


Double Exposure Photography Like You’ve Never Seen It Before… In Motion!

Wednesday 03.05.2014 , Posted by

Although this new digital generation may not know what it’s like to get back film that was accidentally double exposed, there have been some phenomenal examples of photographers intentionally layering 2 shots together. Filmmaker Paul Trillo brings the double exposure technique to life in this unique music video for “Be Around” by the LA band The Peach Kings. Based in NYC, Trillo has worked with The Peach Kings on 2 other music videos and was excited to do this one for their upcoming EP Mojo Thunder. [Read more...]


You’ll Never Believe That These Are Ballpoint Pen Drawings

Tuesday 03.04.2014 , Posted by
1 wang2mu

Based in Shanghai,China, Wang 2mu (二木 王) is pretty handy with a ballpoint pen. The illustrator works mostly with blue and red ink to create intricately detailed designs that look as though they could be digital. His themes revolve around technology, childhood nostalgia, and domestic culture. The level of saturation and three dimensionality that he achieves with simple ballpoint pens is unbelievable. [Read more...]


Brilliant Brazilian Ad Campaign Features Legendary Artists on the Dissecting Board

Monday 03.03.2014 , Posted by
1 DDB Brazil

Art is an expression of what’s on the inside and now we can see what it was that gave Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent Van Gogh their signature styles. In an ad campaign for MASP Art School in Sao Paolo, Brazilian advertising agency DDB puts famous artists on the dissecting board to show how their insides are different from ours. Each artist’s internal organs are presented as he might have painted them. My imagination is running rampant with all of the possibilities for a continuation of this series. [Read more...]


BAG: A Peek Into the Private World of People of All Ages As Shown Through the Contents of the Bags They Carry

Friday 02.28.2014 , Posted by
1 ellie_brown_a1

The items a person chooses to carry with them at all times can give clues to piece together their personalities. In a diptych series, which has been made into a book called BAG, photographer Ellie Brown photographs everyday people of all ages with their bags then asks them to open up their bags so that she can take a picture of the contents. She shows a dichotomous view view between each person’s public and private identity. A Boston-native currently based in Philadelphia, where she is a professor at Moore College of Art, Brown beautifully executed this concept conceived by Camille Thoman. [Read more...]


We Are All Made of Stars: Gorgeous Black Light Photography

Thursday 02.27.2014 , Posted by
5 we are all made of stars

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff,” said Carl Sagan in Cosmos. Russian photographer Daria Khoroshavina brings this quote to life with this beautiful conceptual series we are all made of stars. Using body paint, glitter, and black light, her subjects appear to be made up of stars. Also into retouching and cinemagraphs, Khoroshovina used a Canon 6d/50mm 1.4 for this series but also owns some vintage zenit cameras with a bunch of helios lenses. [Read more...]


4 Year Old Fashion Designer (& Her Mommy) Create Dress Fashions Out of Paper, Tape & Glue

Tuesday 02.25.2014 , Posted by
1 fashionbymayhem

Mommy blogger Angie, who gives her 4 year old daughter the nickname Mayhem to preserve some anonymity, noticed early on that her daughter was into fashion far more than a typical toddler. Mayhem withdrew interest from her pre-made princess dresses and started using Angie’s scarves and sheets to create her own dresses. In attempt to restore order in her closets, Angie suggested that they make dresses together out of paper. Mayhem was hooked and still is 9 months later, which is an eternity in toddler time, leading us to believe this is more than just a phase. Angie started the hashtag #fashionbymayhem and has begun gathering a following of people who can’t wait to see what the two will come up with next. [Read more...]


Tatay’s Gift: An Awesomely Illustrated Children’s Book Teaches Children About Giving

Monday 02.24.2014 , Posted by
1 tatays gift

After spending time in the Philippines and being immersed in their hardworking, loving, generous culture, artist Brad Woodard wanted to share the lessons he learned with his young son. Using his illustrating skills and his wife Krystal’s storytelling abilities, the duo has come up with a vibrantly illustrated children’s book. They seek to help those who still need help after typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and bring a beautiful story about giving into the world. Tatay’s Gift tells the story of a young Filipino boy learning the importance of serving and giving in his community by watching his Tatay (Tagalog for dad) every day. [Read more...]

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