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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.

Photo: rafael-castillo

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The 7 coolest subway stations from around the world that are worth stopping at

7 lesser-known Parisian architectural wonders you can check out for free

The 7 most beautiful mosques from around the world

This new underwater art museum in the Maldives is mystifying

Vietnam’s new bridge is something out of a fantasy movie

This literary map of the United Kingdom is a book nerd’s perfect travel itinerary

These US cities have the worst cases of bed bugs

The 7 coolest clock towers in Europe and the stories behind them

This map shows the surprising college education of every world leader

Ten lost Picassos discovered in the basement of a Tehran art museum

Seattle’s Space Needle gets the world’s first revolving glass floor

This map tracks the travels of an American trucker over four years

This giant NASA blanket may be Burning Man’s coolest installation

This colorful art installation breathes new life to a 400-year-old Greek ruin

This art exhibition will put a colorful spin on your next Swiss Alps hike

These awesome GIFs show how 10 nation’s flags have changed throughout history

7 iconic cars from around the world and the stories behind their popularity

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