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

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

by Matt Fox-Tucker

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

by Matt Hershberger

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

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

Around the world in 80 hats [infographic]

by Matt Hershberger

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

by Katka Lapelosa

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

by Emma Thieme

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

by Matt Hershberger

12 of my travel tattoos and the stories behind them

by Seattle Dredge

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

Why New York City is no place for the young artist

by Alecia Lynn Eberhardt
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