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It’s no secret that we’re really taken with work of Minneapolis-based art director/photographer/designer/creative genius Brock Davis (see previous posts here and here). Davis has an uncanny ability to transform everyday objects into something unexpected. Sometimes playful, or funny, or irreverent, or random, or plain silly… always a stroke of brilliance. This time, though, we stumbled upon his Instagram account, rather than his portfolio site. Davis delights his over 175,000 followers with semi-frequent visual gems… creative and thought-provoking mini installations sure to at least invoke a smile.

Via Instagram

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We may have a subconscious fixation with design in Italy… unintentionally our second such post in a row. This time, we look at some imaginative work of Italian art director Matteo Pozzi. Though these are advertisements for the baby product company Cam, they could easily stand on their own as examples of surrealist design. Cam’s mission is, in part, “To look at the world through children’s eyes to understand exactly what they need… only those who know how to look at the world from a child’s point of view can find the solutions to make this world more enjoyable and, above all, safer.” For this campaign, Pozzi and team answer fanciful questions that children ask, employing a surreal visual narrative that is completely engaging. Though these pieces certainly have the potential to be a hodgepodge of gratuitous Photoshop effects, the execution of these concepts in the hands of Pozzi and his team feels organic and looks flawless.

More surreal design here and here and here.

Via Behance

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We really admire Allison Supron’s artistic spirit. Supron, a young, New York City-based designer, shows her creative chops in all their glory in her project entitled “Play”. We love her compositions of unconventional materials that focus on working with ones hands, rather than relying on the computer. It’s a process Supron likens to childhood experiences. She explains, “What is purposeful play? Think back to the allotted time given in elementary school to finger painting, building with blocks, and storytelling. At the time these activities may have seemed simple and mindless, but they are all tasks that require the brain to think differently and promote creativity in the learning environment. Play is a colorful mixture of unconventional materials and techniques, hand-drawn typography, senior thesis paper tidbits, and photographs of each process from start to finish; a project geared to inspire hands to get off of the computer and get a little messy.” Great angle, with even better results. Way to go, Allison! We should all engage in this sort of thing from time to time….

Via allisonsupron.com

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Equador-based artist/illustrator Javier Perez (a.k.a. cintascotch) uses Instagram to disseminate his clever and playful artwork. Perez’s ability to see the world through a very imaginative lens, with almost childlike curiosity, is fantastic. Check Perez’s Instagram account frequently, he adds new artwork (or what he calls “experiments”) often.

Via Behance

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We are big fans of food art (and organized groupings), as you know, so this is a great find that satisfies on several levels. French photographer Florent Tanet’s series A Colorful Winter explores scale, color and shape through artful arrangements of fruits and vegetables against pastel backdrops. These playful still lifes remind us that spring is just around the corner, and are reminiscent of work by Sakir Gökçebag.

Via Cargo Collective

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Malaysian artist/architect Hong Yi (otherwise simply known as Red) likes to play with food (much like Brock Davis and Christopher Boffoli). For her latest project, Creativity With Food, Yi is posting a new photo of her food art every day in March. These creations are excellent, and Yi reminds us that creativity is everywhere: “I hope this inspires you and makes you realize that you can get creative with anything, even with limited tools, n that like a child, you’ll see joy and fun even in ordinary, everyday items.” Those tools include chopsticks, skewers, a butter knife, and a bright, yellow “sun” made out of egg yolk, as well as ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, and oyster sauce to illustrate a Campbell’s soup can.

Via ohiseered.com and Facebook

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