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Top 30 Art Trends in August

From Minimalist Optical Illusions to Machine Gun Typewriters

— August 27, 2017 — Art & Design
For something so ostensibly useless to society as a whole, the impact that art has on people is astounding, and the August 2017 art trends continue to show how art is truly indispensable to people, regardless of its material output. Some of history's most beloved and fascinating figures have been artists of one kind or another, from Homer to Austen on the page and from Velazquez to Picasso on the canvas. Art is a never ending source of humanity, as the trends from this month illuminate.

Sometimes, art is controversial — indeed, controversy is a thread that runs through many of the most famous works and exhibits in the world. One such example from this month is the 'Iron Ring' sculpture set to be built in Wales, which is being taken as a testament to Welsh subjugation during the middle ages.
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Curated Color-Picking Apps
Curated Color-Picking Apps
The Colorado App's Color Swatches are Submitted by Creatives
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Revitalized Shipyard Illustrations
Revitalized Shipyard Illustrations
Pete Reynolds' Drawings Supply an Old Shipyard with Meaning
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Colorblind Photography Books
Colorblind Photography Books
'Island of the Colorblind' Shoots a Tropical Island in Hueless Tones
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Colorful Parrot Portraiture
Colorful Parrot Portraiture
Brad Wilson's Series Shows Every Detail of Stunning Tropical Birds
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Artistic Construction Site Photography
Artistic Construction Site Photography
Ben Gowertt's New Project Spotlights Calm Urban Areas
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LED-Infused Mobiles
LED-Infused Mobiles
'Reflected Sequence' is a Lighting Structure Made of Geometric Mobiles
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Urban Architectural Graphic Novels
Urban Architectural Graphic Novels
'No Small Plans' is About Urban Planning in Chicago
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Machine Gun Typewriters
Machine Gun Typewriters
Eric Nado's Project ‘Metra Littres’ is a Reflection on the Power of Words
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Square-Framed Chair Sculptures
Square-Framed Chair Sculptures
'Shadows in the Window' Highlights Individualism in Urban Settings
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Fragmented Chair Designs
Fragmented Chair Designs
The 'Fused Chair' is Made of Parts from Five Broken and Unwanted Chairs
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Invasive Organic Sculptures
Invasive Organic Sculptures
'Devir' is a Massive Tree-Like Sculpture in New York's Upper East Side
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Fashionista Home Decor Collections
Fashionista Home Decor Collections
The IKEA Omedelbar Collection was Created with Bea Åkerlund
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Controversial Iron Ring Sculptures
Controversial Iron Ring Sculptures
George King's Walkway at Flint Castle is Bristling Locals
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Interlocking Timber Funnels
Interlocking Timber Funnels
'Y' is a Stretching Timber Funnel Built by an International Team
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Premium Textile Exhibits
Premium Textile Exhibits
Vlisco's Exhibit at Museum Helmond Celebrates 170 Years of the Brand
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Bespoke Coloring Books
Bespoke Coloring Books
This Hand-Bound Leather Custom Coloring Book Illustrates a Person's Life
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Faux Foliage Wallpapers
Faux Foliage Wallpapers
This Jungle-Inspired Wallpaper from Murals Wallpaper is Minimal, Yet Bold
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Minimalist Optical Illusion Art
Minimalist Optical Illusion Art
Erika Zolli's New Black and White Series Plays Tricks on the Eyes
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Bluetooth Artwork Speakers
Bluetooth Artwork Speakers
The VisualSonic Wall Mount Music Devices Hide Speakers Inside Artwork
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Drone Photography Books
Drone Photography Books
'Dronescapes: The New Aerial Photography' Features Bird's Eye Views
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Airy Steel Arches
Airy Steel Arches
Oskar Zieta's NAWA Pavilion is Inflated with Air
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Blooming Floral Pavilions
Blooming Floral Pavilions
'Look! Look! Look!' is an Artistic Structure in an English Estate Garden
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Diversity-Celebrating Architectural Installations
Diversity-Celebrating Architectural Installations
WE ARE THE REMIX Represents Fluid Connections
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Discreet AR Wearables
Discreet AR Wearables
This Innovative Ring Design Allows AR to Be Easily Integrated into Life
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Vibrant Labyrinth Installations
Vibrant Labyrinth Installations
The 'Temple of Wonder' is Featured at London's Now Gallery
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Illustrated Hip-Hop Ceramics
Illustrated Hip-Hop Ceramics
Etsy's issayissay Shop Offers Musician-Inspired Home Accessories
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Artful Multi-Sensory Restaurants
Artful Multi-Sensory Restaurants
'Tree by Naked' Offers an Immersive Dining Experience
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Millennial Pink Paper Shops
Millennial Pink Paper Shops
Papersmiths Shoreditch Occupies a Shipping Container at Boxcar Park
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Eclectic Luxury Homeware Lines
Eclectic Luxury Homeware Lines
The 'Gucci Décor' Home Accessories Collection is Bold and Bright
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Minimalist Sneaker Art
Minimalist Sneaker Art
Stanley Wong's Illustrations Speak to the Prevalence of Sneakerhead Culture
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