Category: Art & Design

Guardians of Time Haunt Berlin

Guardians of Time Haunt Berlin

Manfred Kielnhofer has created “The Guardians of Time” – five mystical sculptures that have been traveling Read more [...]

Meet Some Of Fresno’s Best Artists

Meet Some Of Fresno’s Best Artists

Nestled in California’s Central Valley, almost in the geographic center of the state, Fresno is perhaps Read more [...]

Dirty Little Secrets: Art Made From Dirt

Dirty Little Secrets: Art Made From Dirt

Sarah Rosado is an Illustrator and Photographer from New York. The title of her project is “Dirty Little Read more [...]

Street Artist Creates Mural Of Worker Sent To Remove His Graffiti

Street Artist Creates Mural Of Worker Sent To Remove His Graffiti

A worker was called in to paint over some graffiti that had been deemed inappropriate on Essex Road in Read more [...]

Do The No Pants Dance

Do The No Pants Dance

It’s Friday and you know what that means…”Do The No Pants Dance!!” This sweet bit of street art was Read more [...]

Couch That Doubles As Punching Bag

Couch That Doubles As Punching Bag

Sometimes it can be a serious struggle to ditch your couch and head to the gym. Not any more. Enjoy Read more [...]

10 Creative Playing Card Decks

10 Creative Playing Card Decks

Art can appear in the most unlikely places, one of the most unlikeliest of places is probably playing Read more [...]

Free 30 Foot Climbing Wall From Burning Man On Craigslist

Free 30 Foot Climbing Wall From Burning Man On Craigslist

Spotted on Craigslist: “A climbing wall in West Oakland needs a new home. The wall was built for a Burning Read more [...]

Tree Library Lets You Read Books On The Street

Tree Library Lets You Read Books On The Street

When I saw the image of the tree library I was blown away. Keeping my finger on the pulse of cool, I Read more [...]

Fill In The Blank: Book That Inspires Creativity

Fill In The Blank: Book That Inspires Creativity

Fill In The Blank is one of the best books I have never had to read. Why? Because this is not a book Read more [...]

Slinkachu Releases Global Model Village Book

Slinkachu Releases Global Model Village Book

On the back of his Global Model Village shows in New York and London, Slinkachu releases a book of the Read more [...]

Star Wars Eyeglasses

Star Wars Eyeglasses

Of course the big news recently for Star Wars fans has been the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney. A lot of Read more [...]

Free Photography Guide In The Guardian

Free Photography Guide In The Guardian

On 17 November, British newspaper The Guardian releases an 84 page guide to photography, free with the Read more [...]

Cool Urban Gardens of New York City

Cool Urban Gardens of New York City

The city of New York plays host to nearly 51 million visitors a year and is home to over 19 million residents Read more [...]

The World’s Coolest Offices 2012

The World’s Coolest Offices 2012

What is it like to work in one of the best designed offices in the world? According to Inc., many of Read more [...]

Jan von Holleben Launches Ideas Factory

Jan von Holleben Launches Ideas Factory

You may remember Jan von Holleben’s wonderful photography that we featured on Origin of Cool Read more [...]

$9 Cardboard Bike Supports Riders Up To 485lbs

$9 Cardboard Bike Supports Riders Up To 485lbs

This cardboard bicycle is lightweight but allows a heavyweight load. Israeli designer Izhar Read more [...]

Shai Dahan Launches Broken Window

Shai Dahan Launches Broken Window

Shai Dahan returns with an exhibition in Gothernburg, Sweden. Entitled “Broken Window”, the show Read more [...]

Slinkachu: Miniature Artist Builds Global Model Village

Slinkachu: Miniature Artist Builds Global Model Village

Slinkachu received widespread critical acclaim following his . Now, to celebrate the launch of his new Read more [...]

5 Weird Statues And Sculptures

5 Weird Statues And Sculptures

We’ve seen some cool and creative sculptures on Origin of Cool but today, I thought I would focus on Read more [...]

T-Shirt Terrorist: Design Group Creating Controversial Fashion

T-Shirt Terrorist: Design Group Creating Controversial Fashion

These awesome T-shirt designs have been created by a company/design group called T-Shirt Terrorist, Read more [...]

Grafficanos: Young Latino Artists Highlighted In Austin Exhibition

Grafficanos: Young Latino Artists Highlighted In Austin Exhibition

The 17th edition of the Young Latino Artists exhibition presents selected graphic artworks influenced Read more [...]

Kickstarter: How To Get Your Project Funded

Kickstarter: How To Get Your Project Funded

As you may know Origin of Cool launched a Kickstarter project in July (Uberpong combines great ping pong Read more [...]

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Abby Martin: Artist, Journalist, Rebel

Californian artist, photographer,  Media Roots founder, and RT correspondent Abby Martin crafts Read more [...]

Brenda Guyton: e-Waste Sculptures

Brenda Guyton: e-Waste Sculptures

These beautiful pieces of art belong to Brenda Guyton, a sculpture that merges the artificial  and Read more [...]

Uberpong: The Future Of Table Tennis Begins Now

Uberpong: The Future Of Table Tennis Begins Now

Uberpong is a project I have been dreaming about for the last year and a half. We have just launched Read more [...]

Game of Thrones Fan Art: 5 Cool Illustrations

Game of Thrones Fan Art: 5 Cool Illustrations

There is some fantastic art oozing from creative (but probably on-edge) Game of Thrones fans. So while Read more [...]

Unusual Words By The Project Twins

Unusual Words By The Project Twins

You may have seen our post on the origin of cool expressions (The Glossary of Cool). Well as a Read more [...]

Death Star Made From Ping Pong Ball

Death Star Made From Ping Pong Ball

Forum user tatumaru5963 is a Japanese craftsman who decided to take a ping pong ball, carve intricate Read more [...]

Mural In Sweden Aims To Change Perception Of Street Art

Mural In Sweden Aims To Change Perception Of Street Art

Shai Dahan sent us an email recently about an important street art mural he just finished in Read more [...]

Jooze Fruit Juice Packaging By Yunyeen Yang

Jooze Fruit Juice Packaging By Yunyeen Yang

Yunyeen Yang is an Australian design student who is the creative brains behind Jooze – “a fictional Read more [...]

Formula One Sculptures By Showichi Kaneda

Formula One Sculptures By Showichi Kaneda

Showichi Kaneda has created unique Formula One sculptures by fusing the glamorous motor sport with Read more [...]

School Damaged By Earthquake Turned Into Exhibition

School Damaged By Earthquake Turned Into Exhibition

Civil engineer Mike Hewson has installed ten massive mixed media art pieces in a building Read more [...]

Pictogram Rock Posters By Viktor Hertz

Pictogram Rock Posters By Viktor Hertz

We featured Viktor Hertz last week on Origin of Cool. He has just launched his latest poster project Read more [...]

Cirque Du Soleil Michael Jackson Show

Cirque Du Soleil Michael Jackson Show

I have never seen a Cirque du Soleil show so hearing that they were in town performing a Michael Read more [...]

New Artwork From James Flames

New Artwork From James Flames

Artist James Flames has just released some new artwork. First is his poster for Mogwai’s show Read more [...]

Alex Pardee Exhibition: Tumor Or Not Tumor?

Alex Pardee Exhibition: Tumor Or Not Tumor?

Here is a really cool idea. For his show at the Cotton Candy Machine, Alex Pardee’s pieces are simply black Read more [...]

Viktor Hertz Pictogram Posters

Viktor Hertz Pictogram Posters

Viktor Hertz is a graphic designer based in Uppsala, Sweden. Created using a self-described method Read more [...]

The Art Of Claudio Parentela

The Art Of Claudio Parentela

Born in Catanzaro, Italy where he lives and works, Claudio Parentela is an illustrator, painter Read more [...]

Red Balls In Abu Dhabi

Red Balls In Abu Dhabi

The RedBall Project is a street art installation concept we have already brought you on Origin of Read more [...]

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