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.

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Art + Design Articles

If Game of Thrones had a subway, this would be the map

by Katka Lapelosa
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Defensive urban architecture: How city planners are giving you the finger

by Emma Thieme
3

China’s Phoenix Towers will be the tallest, greenest buildings in the world

by Matt Hershberger
12

12 of my travel tattoos and the stories behind them

by Seattle Dredge
4

30 of the world’s most impressive ancient ruins

by Joe Batruny

23 colorful images of art and architecture in Oakland, CA

by Hal Amen
2

Why New York City is no place for the young artist

by Alecia Lynn Eberhardt

An illustrated guide to transatlantic flight

by Katka Lapelosa

Canada: From sea to sea, by train

by Jeff Friesen
2

Will Sochi’s Olympic sites one day look like these beautiful ruins?

by Nate Robert
4

Iraq is beautiful, too

by Matt Hershberger
6

The tiny house movement might be the future of America

by Matt Hershberger
2

Blood and ink in Sarajevo

by Samuel Rapine
7

18 countries, 18 standards of beauty [pics]

by Katie Scott Aiton
9

40+ pictures of the best travel-themed tattoos

by Matt Hershberger
4

17 of Southeast Asia’s most photogenic temples

by Joe Batruny
2

A GoPro first: Touring Pyongyang, North Korea

by Matt Hershberger
3

Meet the man behind the most iconic image of the 21st century

by Matt Hershberger
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