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Art, Craft, & Photography from the A’ Design Awards

In a world where there are millions of people, it can be easy for many artistic creations to be unseen, and that’s why events like the A’ Design Awards have its purpose—reviewing and selecting works for all of us to see. Of course, it requires registering your project to the competition, preferably your best creation, […]

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2019 A’ Design Awards: Early Call for Entries

One of the world’s most influential and prestigious design award and competition is calling for entries. Are you an animator, architect, fashion designer, conceptual artist or software designer with a unique approach to your work? The A’ Design Awards exists to recognise the greatest achievements in design. With 100 main categories, including Architecture, Building and […]

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10 Best Projects of the A’ Design Awards, So Far

While the alien-like image above looks like something straight out of a Hollywood sci-fi movie, it is in fact 2017’s A’ Design Awards winning “Robot Artwork,” by Huayu Li (category: Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design). The A’ Design Awards—with is grand jury panel made up of over 200 leading experts in the field of art—is […]

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Liminality and Bizarre Beauty: Doll Sculptures by Virginie Ropars

Virginie Ropars is an artist from Brittany, France. A degree in graphic arts led her to the video game industry, and afterwards she knew she wanted to make things with her hands. Her magical, feminine characters, made of fabric and polymer clay, hover in the liminal space between doll art, sculpture, and clothing design. While […]

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Poisons Museum: Sculptural Critiques by Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov

These spindly sculpted lifeforms are the work of Moscow-based artist Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov. After studying bioengineering and philology in university, he turned to art as a way of expressing his curiosity and concerns around science, knowledge acquisition, and biological processes. “Poisons Museum” is a project dedicated to the problem of global information and “information that can […]

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Shadow Sculptures Made of Trash by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

If you have never seen the shadow sculptures of Tim Noble and Sue Webster, it’s time you did. By casting light on grotesque assemblages (or “anti-monuments“) of random trash, scrap metal, and even taxidermied animals, this British collaborative duo creates inkblots of ordinary life; things you might perceive are romantic standoffs, wasted youth, and copulating […]

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Shape-Shifters and Borderlands: Sculptures by Leah Brown

Leah Brown is a Fort Lauderdale-based artist creating sculptures and installations based on her lucid dreams, which she has journaled about since childhood. “I create work about the borderland between what is considered real and what is not,” she writes in her bio. “These works begin as illustrations, but become artifacts of invocation, and I […]

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Fear, Beauty, and the Abject: Handcrafted Art Dolls by Emilie Steele

Emilie Steele is a multidisciplinary artist based in Stockholm, Sweden, who creates handcrafted posable art dolls. Each doll’s body is first sculpted in clay, then silicone molds are made, and the pieces are cast in resin. Steele also makes all the clothes, wigs, and accessories by hand. These are far from your ordinary dolls, notable […]

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Ceramics at the Intersection of Toys and Sculpture by Luciano Polverigiani

Artist Luciano Polverigiani crafts colorful characters that are at the intersection between toy and sculpture. The quirky figurines don exaggerated features that are appealing to kids but carry adult themes—such as the creature with a large spiky tail that it carries like an albatross. To produce these earthy-colored sculptures, he uses a variety of clay […]

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Complex Creatures Crafted Out of Balloons by Masayoshi Matsumoto

Balloon art is a common sight at children’s birthday parties, but artist Masayoshi Matsumoto has elevated the practice with his complex sculptures. Using only balloons—no markers, adhesives, or other sealants—he crafts creatures large and small and doesn’t limit himself to a particular size or species. While all are impressive, the bulbous forms lend themselves well […]