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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24 maps that will change the way you see the world

by Matt Hershberger
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30 street artists that are blowing people’s minds around the world

by Rulo Luna
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Canada’s new passport looks incredible under a black light

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

by Matt Hershberger

The 10 best places to see art in New Mexico

by Jim O'Donnell
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This is what a world map looks like when scaled by population

by Matt Hershberger
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On the lure of the travel tattoo

by Cristina Luisa

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

Moss graffiti: A green take on vandalism

by Matt Hershberger

Watch ‘On the Roofs’ team infiltrate Hong Kong skyscraper and hack the billboard

by Matt Hershberger
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20 of the world’s most remote homes, structures, and towns

by Joe Batruny

7 things everyone who’s been to Nepal has lying around their house

by Dikson

25 images of Thailand’s most beautiful temples

by Daniel Nahabedian

Bearing witness to tradition: The pottery master of Potravlje, Croatia

by Eric Warren

Philadelphia’s Mural Mile is street art at its best

by Branden Eastwood
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