Art & Design

Quick: How Does This Picture Make You Feel?
Quick: How Does This Picture Make You Feel?

“Too often, when people walk into a museum, they secretly think, 
I can’t see the point of… >>

8 Classic Movie Rivalries in a Single Cartoon
8 Classic Movie Rivalries in a Single Cartoon

Great Showdowns: The Return features iconic confrontations of cinema, as captured by illustrator… >>

A Funny Look at America, Using LEGO Minifigs
A Funny Look at America, Using LEGO Minifigs

In his book 50 States of Lego, photographer Jeff Friesen takes a comical yet artful look at the… >>

This Dad's Sandwich-Bag Art Is Unbelievably Awesome
This Dad’s Sandwich-Bag Art Is Unbelievably Awesome

In May 2008, graphic designer David Laferriere drew a chicken on his son's sandwich bag. This… >>

The Best Art Books to Give as Gifts
The Best Art Books to Give as Gifts

Socks and underwear may come and go, but these beautiful art books will be enjoyed for years to… >>

This Halloween, Carve Pink Pumpkins
This Halloween, Carve Pink Pumpkins

Picking out the perfect pumpkin for my jack-o-lantern was always a task I took very seriously as a… >>

This Famous Painting Stinks, Say Some
This Famous Painting Stinks, Say Some

Who doesn't love George Washington? Nobody, that's who. And who doesn't love "Washington Crossing… >>

The Year's Best Photos
The Year’s Best Photos

Whether you want a refresher on the national and international news of 2012, or you just like to… >>

Technology Unites Relatives in New Type of Family Portrait
Technology Unites Relatives in New Type of Family Portrait

Whether you're wearing matching ugly sweaters or experiencing other awkward moments with your… >>

Take that, Instagram!
Take that, Instagram!

In a series called Pencil Vs. Camera, Artist Ben Heine seamlessly combines sketches and photography… >>

Summer Spectacular: Outdoor Art
Summer Spectacular: Outdoor Art

Renowned urban planner (and one of my personal heroes) Jane Jacobs once wrote, "Cities have the… >>

Stop, Drop, and Grab
Stop, Drop, and Grab

If your house was burning, what would you take with you? That’s a scenario nobody wants to… >>

Like Maps? You'll Love This Blog
Like Maps? You’ll Love This Blog

I love maps enough to have one hanging over my kitchen table, so when I came across the blog A… >>

Japanese Artist Takes Recycling to New Heights
Japanese Artist Takes Recycling to New Heights

Americans recycle billions of cans every year—but do they make them art? Japanese sculptor… >>

Iconic Album Covers Made of Socks
Iconic Album Covers Made of Socks

Remember when half the fun of buying new music was checking out the album cover art? If certain… >>

How Bill Gates Predicted the iPhone … in 1995
How Bill Gates Predicted the iPhone … in 1995

Talk about a visionary: I was blown away by Gates’ description of something that is eerily like… >>

Good Night, Earth: Amazing Photos from Space
Good Night, Earth: Amazing Photos from Space

Want to get away from it all for a few minutes? I mean, really away from it all, like 512 miles out… >>

Feast Your Eyes: Four Great Photo Sites
Feast Your Eyes: Four Great Photo Sites

I can get lost in good photography websites just like I can in good books—they tell a story… >>

Fascinating Art: Do You Have a Doppelgänger?
Fascinating Art: Do You Have a Doppelgänger?

Doppelgänger theory suggests that everyone has a double, somewhere in the world. But, is it… >>

Fake Movie Posters: The Board Game as Blockbuster
Fake Movie Posters: The Board Game as Blockbuster

Although I have played Battleship, the board game, I have no urge to see Battleship, the movie… >>