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74 Marvelously Melted Innovations

From Inky Music Icon Ads to Dripping Cake Creations

— June 11, 2012 — Art & Design
These marvelously melted creations show how ice cream and chocolate aren't the only things that are at risk of turning into a puddle throughout the summer heat.

Many sculptural designs reference melting for both aesthetic and metaphorical purposes. The image of something slowly dripping away is recognizable as something that is in the midst of disappearing, whether this reminds you of sugary treats or the polar ice caps depends on your immediate concerns.

Incorporating the melting process into food design is a perfect way of avoiding the shock and distress of the inevitable. While the image of a cake melting into the plate may be impressive, nothing sparks sugar-induced panic like the sight of a much cherished Popsicle melting away before you eyes. Ice packs and coolers won't prevent these creations from slowly vanishing away.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
73
Melting Metropolis Artwork
Melting Metropolis Artwork
Daniel Castan Paints New York City as Subtle Yet Chaotic
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72
Global Warming Trickery
Global Warming Trickery
Peruvian Experiment is Painting Mountains White to Slow Glacial Melting
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71
Delicate Icy Tables
Delicate Icy Tables
Liquid Glacial by Zaha Hadid Appears to be Slowly Melting
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70
Melting Strategy Games
Melting Strategy Games
The Ice Speed Chess Set Quickens the Match Significantly
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69
Melting Retro Phone Ads
Melting Retro Phone Ads
The Citoren DS3 Wants to Kill the Love of Retro
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68
Melting Nerdy Tees
Melting Nerdy Tees
The Vanilla 'Stormtroopsicle' T-Shirt is Fitting for Summer
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67
Snow-Melting Walkways
Snow-Melting Walkways
The 'HeatTrak' Heat Mats Create Safe Paths for the Home
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66
Melting Stain Culprit Ads
Melting Stain Culprit Ads
The Vantage Campaign Shows "Stained in a Dash, Gone in a Flash"
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65
Distinctive Decomposed Portraits
Distinctive Decomposed Portraits
Lucas Simoes Creates Bizzarre Portaits With Photographic Layers
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64
Melting Rubber Houses
Melting Rubber Houses
These Brian Tolle Rubber Abodes are Droopy
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63
Chocolate Candle Cakes
Chocolate Candle Cakes
Stéphane Bureaux Creates Delicious Melting Treats
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62
Melting Map Vests
Melting Map Vests
The BBC Space Beach Vest is Couture for Cartographers
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61
Melting High Tops
Melting High Tops
Ice Cream's Hi-Cut Drippy Sneakers are a Sweet Treat for Your Feet
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60
Melting Rubik's Cubes
Melting Rubik's Cubes
Geometric Hand Illustrations by Daniel Stolle Plays with Finger Paint
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59
Melted Milkshake Fashions
Melted Milkshake Fashions
The Silvio Liu Resort 2012 Collection is Inspired by Summer Desserts
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58
Melting Mountain Artworks
Melting Mountain Artworks
Kate Shaw Presents Surreal Topography in Her Recent Work
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57
Illusionads For Shoes
Illusionads For Shoes
Scholl Makes Dangerous Slippery Scenarios Safe
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56
Melting Light Bulbs
Melting Light Bulbs
The Keita Ogawa 'Melt Bulb' Reminds Us to Use LED Bulbs
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55
Melting Jewelry Collections
Melting Jewelry Collections
'Ice Me' is a Series of Body Adornments Made From Ice
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54
Melting Award Statues
Melting Award Statues
The D Face Oscar Sculpture Makes Social Commentary on the Movie Business
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53
Ice-Melting Ads
Ice-Melting Ads
Pringles Hot & Spicy Brings Down the Igloo
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52
Melting Marshmallow Eateries
Melting Marshmallow Eateries
The L'Opéra Restaurant Paris Features Soft Architectural Element
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51
Melted Porcelain Artwork (UPDATE)
Melted Porcelain Artwork (UPDATE)
These Livia Marin Pieces Aren't Your Grand Mothers Dishware
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50
Wall-Melting Lighting
Wall-Melting Lighting
The Illusion Half Lamp Has a Playfully Magical Aesthetic
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49
Liquefied Champagne Sets
Liquefied Champagne Sets
The Maarten Baas Melting Collection is Too Hot to Handle
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48
Melting Bubble Pictorials
Melting Bubble Pictorials
The Lorenzo Oggiano Quasi-Objects Series is Highly Conceptual
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47
Inky Music Icon Ads
Inky Music Icon Ads
The DCS Audiophile Equipment Campaign Urges People to 'Save the Music'
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46
Polar Ice Sculptures
Polar Ice Sculptures
The Melting Vitruvian Man Hopes to Draw Critical Attention to Climate Change
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45
Mesmerizing Melting Installations
Mesmerizing Melting Installations
Bugalow 25 Raises the Issue of Melanoma with Ice Sculptures
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44
Urban Meltvertising
Urban Meltvertising
Stunningly Hot French Ad Shows Cooling Power of Perrier
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43
Dissolving Mirrors
Dissolving Mirrors
The Addiction Collection Will Tear Your Vanity to Pieces
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42
Melting Wooden Chairs
Melting Wooden Chairs
The Ribbon Chair Will Add Style to Any Plain Space
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41
Lamp Melts During Use
Lamp Melts During Use
Ikarus Wax Lamp
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40
Melting Umbrellas
Melting Umbrellas
The Ice-Cycle Uses Ice as Fabric to Protect You from the Sun
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39
Melting Moms Lose Babies in Truth Campaign
Melting Moms Lose Babies in Truth Campaign
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38
Molten Smartphone Covers
Molten Smartphone Covers
The Melt iPhone Case is Functionally Viscous
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37
Melting Sofa Sculptures
Melting Sofa Sculptures
The Tracey Neuls and Nina Saunders Collaboration
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36
Melting Execution Ads
Melting Execution Ads
The Amnesty International 'Death Penalty' Ad Puts Heat on Killing Punishment
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35
Melting Home Decor
Melting Home Decor
The Liquid Lamp by Kyouei Design
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34
Porcelain-Dripping Lighting
Porcelain-Dripping Lighting
Rebecca Wilson's Light Spill is Fluidly Fun
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33
Melting Miniature People
Melting Miniature People
World Wildlife Fund Raises Awareness With Icy Stunt
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32
Melting Designer Desserts
Melting Designer Desserts
The Kapiti Ad Campaign is Appetizing on So Many Levels
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31
Melting Polar Bears
Melting Polar Bears
Takeshi's Artistic Response to Global Warming
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30
Melting Art Exhibitions
Melting Art Exhibitions
Nicolas Pol Creates Art Oozing with an Avant-Garde Graffiti Aesthetic
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29
Contemporary Surrealist Portraits
Contemporary Surrealist Portraits
I Am Not by Ruadh DeLone Redoes Dali Digitally
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28
Water Drop Lighting
Water Drop Lighting
The ‘Melting Light' by Daniel Becker
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27
Colorful Melting Home Decor
Colorful Melting Home Decor
The Watercolor Wallpaper Designs Offer a Variety of Lovely Shades
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26
Melting Paint Fashiontography
Melting Paint Fashiontography
The Seelenkleid SS 2010 Collection is Absolutely Breathtaking
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25
Wall Melting Lighting
Wall Melting Lighting
The Soft Architecture Collection Sinks into Strutures
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24
Melting Superhero Sculptures
Melting Superhero Sculptures
'No One Can Save Us Now' is a Take on Global Warming
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23
Color-Melting Mammals
Color-Melting Mammals
'Dollar Store Animals' by Doug Pedersen Depicts Wax-Wearing Creatures
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22
Melting Taxidermy Art
Melting Taxidermy Art
Nicholas Galanin's Inert Wolf Symbolizes Stunted Progress
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21
Melting Timber Carvings
Melting Timber Carvings
The Ben Butler Zg Gallery Exhibition Discovers New Wood Properties
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20
Dripping Gold Pendants
Dripping Gold Pendants
This Melting Jewelry by Jung Eeeun is Visually Stunning
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19
Slimy Psychedelic Paintings
Slimy Psychedelic Paintings
Charlie Immer Paints Otherworldly Images of Freakish Creatures
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18
Melted Luxury Cars
Melted Luxury Cars
The Mercedes-Benz CLS is Veiled at the Strait
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17
Wood Dripping Furniture
Wood Dripping Furniture
Matthew Robinson's Fusion Tables Look like They are Playfully Melting
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16
Melting Skin Yoga
Melting Skin Yoga
The Hong Kong Life Yoga Ads Tell You to Sweat a Lot
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15
Melting Men for Environmental Awareness
Melting Men for Environmental Awareness
Red Cross' Global Warming Warning
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14
Melting Dance Troupes
Melting Dance Troupes
'Melt' from Sens Production Dissolves the Clothing of Its Dancers
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13
Melting Floral Artwork
Melting Floral Artwork
Yellena James' Etsy Creates a Brilliant Wonderland of Colors
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12
Dripping Chocolate Ceilings
Dripping Chocolate Ceilings
The Godiva Chocoiste is a Chocoholic's Paradise
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11
Melting Maiden Sculptures
Melting Maiden Sculptures
Diana Al-Hadid's In Mortal Repose Explores the Fragility of Humans
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10
Psychedelic Melting Monsters
Psychedelic Melting Monsters
Unexpected Artwork from We Kill You
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9
Melting Wooden Sculptures
Melting Wooden Sculptures
The 'Duramen Series' by Bonsoir Paris is Organic in Shape
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8
Melting Heels
Melting Heels
The Nicholas Kirkwood SS10 Shoe for Rodarte
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7
Blurry Bone-Chilling Art
Blurry Bone-Chilling Art
These Portraits by Fumio Kasama are Graphic and Ghostly
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6
Melting Statue Replicas
Melting Statue Replicas
Urs Fischer Creates Wax Sculpture of The Rape of the Sabine Women
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5
Melting Makeup Portraits
Melting Makeup Portraits
'Myriam' by Saima Altunkaya is a Beautiful Wet Beauty Shoot
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4
Melting Fashion Art
Melting Fashion Art
Jamie Chung Takes Pictures Dripping With Couture
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3
Creepy Wax Sculptures
Creepy Wax Sculptures
The Melted Works of Jane Moseley are Incredibly Lifelike
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2
Evaporating Model Photography
Evaporating Model Photography
Smoke by Stefano Bonazzi is Half Human and Half Vapor
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1
Shape-Shifting Installations
Shape-Shifting Installations
Peter Kogler Creates Interactive Art That Plays with Perception
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