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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23 maps that will teach you something new about the world

by Matt Hershberger
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How powerful is your passport?

by Morgane Croissant
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How to find the Burning Man spirit year round in Nevada

by Joshywashington
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15 of the coolest pieces of environmentalist street art you’ll ever see

by Matt Hershberger
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Here are the stories behind the nicknames of the world’s greatest cities

by Matt Hershberger
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These female artists are challenging the world’s perception of women’s bodies

by Allison Jackson
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The airplane seat that is cheap and lets you sleep

by Morgane Croissant
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Awesome maps show how big the US is compared to the rest of the world

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

by Morgane Croissant
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Banksy just made a travel video… for the Gaza Strip

by Matt Hershberger

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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