Art + Design

At Matador we’re always stoking on the evolution in art and design around the world, and sharing our favorite street art, modern architecture, and international artists remixing old forms into abstract art, creating something new.

By definition, art is the synthesis of human emotions with available media and materials, such as painting, sculpture, and photography, while design is the process of giving a form (such as a bridge or a surfboard) to a certain function (crossing water, surfing on water).

While not necessarily intended to express emotion, design can reach the level of art when it evokes emotional responses or in some way informs our experience of place.

Art + Design Articles
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Banksy just made a travel video… for the Gaza Strip

by Matt Hershberger
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This restaurant has the best seat in New York City

by Morgane Croissant

This Japanese town is populated almost entirely by creepy dolls

by Jess Zimmerman

Sleeping in a gondola above the French Alps might be the best Airbnb experience of your life

by Morgane Croissant
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A visual journey through the street art of Cuenca, Ecuador

by Gilda Selis

Oddly enough, Moscow is becoming ‘European’

by Dan Peleschuk

The best of Colombian street art in 14 images

by Fabián Amador Salazar
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On the lure of the travel tattoo

by Cristina Luisa
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This is what a world map looks like when scaled by population

by Matt Hershberger
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20 real world places that have inspired Disney movies

by Matt Hershberger
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Canada’s new passport looks incredible under a black light

by Matt Hershberger
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24 maps that will change the way you see the world

by Matt Hershberger

The 10 best places to see art in New Mexico

by Jim O'Donnell
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Viva Frida! The iconic Mexican painter portrayed by artists from all around the world

by Rulo Luna
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30 street artists that are blowing people’s minds around the world

by Rulo Luna

Incredible photos over 20 years show how we all look the same

by Matt Hershberger

16 images of Buenos Aires that show what happens when there’s no limit to street art

by Matt Fox-Tucker

WATCH: havesting marble is a work of art

by Morgane Croissant
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