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Top 100 Art & Design Concepts in September

From Superhero Cartoon Mashups to Robotic Painters

— September 30, 2015 — Art & Design
Remixes and mashups are a common theme throughout the top September 2015 art and design ideas. From office chairs that you can nap in to pillows that resemble rocks and reimagined cartoon characters, these art and design creations are boldly experimental with form.

In the spirit of challenging what you think you know about beloved cartoon characters, household objects and body art, artists and designers are pushing conventional forms with hybrids that combine one or more ideas.

Some of the unusual concepts are series that imagine iconic animated characters without makeup, with beards or as elderly citizens. In these examples and beyond, playing with these forms brings a new appreciation for the originals, as well as room for new ideas to spring forth.
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Grim Curbside Photography
Grim Curbside Photography
Derek Man's Street Curb Photos Capture the Bleak Essence of the City
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Botanical Bear Sculptures
Botanical Bear Sculptures
These Two Bear Statues are Entirely Covered in Wool and Red Roses
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Mini Cocktail Bars
Mini Cocktail Bars
This Super Slim Bar Consumes 183 Square Feet & Contains 15 Seats
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Rock-Resembling Pillows
Rock-Resembling Pillows
Build Your Own Comfy Plush Rock Collection with the 'Living Stone Pillows'
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Chaotic Wood Installations
Chaotic Wood Installations
'New Horizon' Boasts Layers of Overlapping Plywood Elements
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Candid Redhead Photography
Candid Redhead Photography
Maja Topčagić Captures Raw Images of Red-Haired Subjects
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Study Cubby Offices
Study Cubby Offices
This Office Boasts Personal Quiet Spaces for Workers to Take Refuge In
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Robotic Painting Devices
Robotic Painting Devices
This Tiny Robot Creates Brilliant Works of Abstract Art
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3D Plant Printers
3D Plant Printers
printGREEN Uses 3D Technology to Print Living Plants
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Minimalist Disney Illustrations
Minimalist Disney Illustrations
This Artist Recreates Simplified Adorable Disney Characters
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Superhero Cartoon Mashups
Superhero Cartoon Mashups
These Wondrous Drawings Collide Looney Tunes Characters with DC Heroes
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Illustrated Baby Growth Art
Illustrated Baby Growth Art
This Father Draws Quirky Life-Sized Charts to Track His Son’s Growth
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Graffiti Artist Activewear
Graffiti Artist Activewear
The Fabletics x Stash Collection Brings an Urban Touch to Fitness Looks
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3D Printed Casts
3D Printed Casts
This 3D-Printed Cast Excels the Healing Process of Broken Bones
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Minimalist Dog Doodles
Minimalist Dog Doodles
These Illustrations Depict Various Canine Breeds with Simple Imagery
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Sun-Reflecting Illuminators
Sun-Reflecting Illuminators
The 'Lucy' Sun Mirror Tracks and Redirects Natural Light
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Cartoonish Children Portraits
Cartoonish Children Portraits
Artist Julio Cesar Digitally Recreates Images into Cartoon Personas
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Beach-Inspired Jewelry
Beach-Inspired Jewelry
This Jewelry Collection Features Little Scenes from Summer Holidays
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Photorealistic Fruit Paintings
Photorealistic Fruit Paintings
These Hyperrealistic Paintings Play Tricks on the Eyes
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Micro Dwelling Festivals
Micro Dwelling Festivals
Small Homes are Celebrated at Canada's Tiny House Festival
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Neon Driftwood Decor
Neon Driftwood Decor
These Painted Branches Tranform Discarded Wood into Art
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Engraved Skull Art
Engraved Skull Art
These Engraved Metallic Skull Replicas Display the Evolution of Human Artistry
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DIY Standing Lamps
DIY Standing Lamps
This UAU Project Provides All of the Pieces Needed to Assemble a DIY Light
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Bespoke Dog Pens
Bespoke Dog Pens
This Artist Works with Designers to Provide Consumers with Elegant Dog Cages
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Quick-Assembly Furnishings
Quick-Assembly Furnishings
Greycork's Easy-to-Assemble Furniture Can Be Made in Four Minutes
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Stylish Adjustable Furniture
Stylish Adjustable Furniture
The Latitude Collection Allows Consumers to Create a Unique Space
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TV-Themed Anime Posters
TV-Themed Anime Posters
These Anime Art Pieces Remix Original Images of Popular Shows
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Hilarious Sleep Illustrations
Hilarious Sleep Illustrations
Landysh Akhmetzyanova Makes Fun Observations of Sleep Lovers
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Terrifying Political Illustrations
Terrifying Political Illustrations
'Just Leaders' is a Satire on History's Famous Dictators
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Realistic Video Game Heroines
Realistic Video Game Heroines
This Series Showcases Video Game Characters with Realistic Bodies
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Face-Enhancing Jewelry
Face-Enhancing Jewelry
This Wired Jewelry Collection by Akiko Shinzato Challenges Beauty Standards
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Personal Smartphone Theaters
Personal Smartphone Theaters
The 'Solo Theater' Turns a Mobile Device into a Cinematic Experience
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Mind-Bending Interactive Paintings
Mind-Bending Interactive Paintings
These Superimposed Images Engage Senses in a Trippy Way
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Rap-Inspired Classical Paintings
Rap-Inspired Classical Paintings
These Famous Paintings are Infused with Popular Hip-hop Lyrics
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Sculptural Smoking Systems
Sculptural Smoking Systems
The Aura Water Pipe Design Updates Looks & Functions of Smoking Devices
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Cubist-Inspired Tattoos
Cubist-Inspired Tattoos
These Eye-Catching Tattoos Resemble the Work of Pablo Picasso
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Privacy-Centric Homes
Privacy-Centric Homes
This Luxurious Summer Home Provides Seclusion and a Gorgeous Design
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Japanese-Style Minimalist Houses
Japanese-Style Minimalist Houses
This Home Features a Simple, Efficient and Elegant Use of Space
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Homey Office Spaces
Homey Office Spaces
This Small Loft Office was Decorated to Mimic a Cozy Living Room
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Chic Alleyway Restaurants
Chic Alleyway Restaurants
El Papagayo is a Stunning Eatery Tucked Away in Córdoba, Argentina
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Modular Cat Furniture
Modular Cat Furniture
These LEGO-Like Cubes Create a Customizable Habitat for a Cat
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Superhero Weapon Guides
Superhero Weapon Guides
This Infographic Displays 30 Fincational Weapons Used in Popular Movies
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DIY Solar Vans
DIY Solar Vans
Daniel Theobald's DIY Solar Car Project Turns an 1966 Volkswagen Eco-Friendly
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Submerged Mountain Museums
Submerged Mountain Museums
This Massive Concrete Structure is Partially Embedded in a Mountainside
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Campsite Art Exhibits
Campsite Art Exhibits
'UrbanCampsiteAmsterdam' is Showcasing Modern Sculptures at its Campsite
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Timelapse Detroit Collages
Timelapse Detroit Collages
These Detroit Photos Contrast Past Residents with Its Current State
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Fashionable Food Accessories
Fashionable Food Accessories
These Quirky Fashion Accessories Play with the Idea of Food
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Fashion Parody Editorials
Fashion Parody Editorials
These Images Recreate Fashion Editorials with Middle-Aged Women
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Woodland Wedding Decor
Woodland Wedding Decor
This Modern Wedding Blends Terrarium Table Settings with Bohemian Attire
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Gravity-Defying Bowls
Gravity-Defying Bowls
This Multifunctional Kitchen Tool Speeds Up the Cooking Process
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Office Napping Chairs
Office Napping Chairs
Viva's Ergonomic Workplace Nap Chair Doubles as a Bed
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Compact Eco Apartments
Compact Eco Apartments
This Melbourne Residence Marries Rustic and Contemporary Details
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Elevated Mountainside Homes
Elevated Mountainside Homes
This Elevated Home in Chile Has Breathtaking Views in All Directions
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Car Graveyard Photography
Car Graveyard Photography
David Goldman's Auto Photography Essay 'Old Car City' is for Car Junkies
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Toxic Surfing Photography
Toxic Surfing Photography
The 'HAZMAT Surfing' Series Imagines the Grim Future of Surfing
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Modern Typographic CVs
Modern Typographic CVs
This Minimalist Resume Template Features Simple Oversized Ypography
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Personalized Backyard Pods
Personalized Backyard Pods
The 'Podzook' is a Sphere-Shaped Space Perfect for the Backyard
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Versatile Tiny Homes
Versatile Tiny Homes
The Half/Half Home's Interior Can Be Designed By Its Owner
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Elaborate Watercolor Tattoos
Elaborate Watercolor Tattoos
This Artist Creates Elegant Tattoos to Resemble Watercolor Paintings
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Halloween-Inspired Body Makeup
Halloween-Inspired Body Makeup
This Artist Transforms Herself into Spooky Halloween Characters
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Low-Tech DIY Flashlights
Low-Tech DIY Flashlights
This Clever Homemade Flashlight is Powered by Old Batteries
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Impenetrable Bike Tires
Impenetrable Bike Tires
These Rugged Tires Help Cyclists from Getting a Flat
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Pop-Up Paper Lamps
Pop-Up Paper Lamps
This Folding Lamp is Constructed from One Simple Sheet of Cardboard
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Sleeping Bag Hammocks
Sleeping Bag Hammocks
The Bison Bag G2 Combines the Best of Both Worlds
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DIY Smartphone Holograms
DIY Smartphone Holograms
This Tutorial Shows You How to Make a Hologram with Your Phone
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Galactic Kitchen Collections
Galactic Kitchen Collections
The Star Wars Kitchen Accessories Keep Fandom All Over the House
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Psychedelic Candy Cafes
Psychedelic Candy Cafes
Kawaii Monster Café Blends Fairytale Imagery and Unconventional Menu Items
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Car-Top Camping Tents
Car-Top Camping Tents
The IKamper Hardtop One Tent Lets You Camp On Your Car
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Natural Mountainside Homes
Natural Mountainside Homes
This Sustainable Resource Home Blends with Natural Surroundings
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Automated Herb Planters
Automated Herb Planters
This Vertical Planter Provides an Easy Way to Grow Herbs Indoors
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Superhero-Inspired Typography
Superhero-Inspired Typography
This Quirky Alphabet Series Draws on Popular Comic Book Characters
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Elevated Sustainable Homes
Elevated Sustainable Homes
This Elevated Eco House is a Practical Space That Reduces Waste
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Military Hybrid E-Bikes
Military Hybrid E-Bikes
The 'Trefecta DRT e-bike' Looks Like Something Straight Out of Batman
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Luxurious Festival Accomodations
Luxurious Festival Accomodations
This Space-Age Tent is Specifically Designed for Music Festivals
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Connective Modular Tents
Connective Modular Tents
The POD Tents Help Connect Tents to Form Camping Compounds
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Multifunctional Convertible Sofas
Multifunctional Convertible Sofas
This Denim-Covered Convertible Sofa is Great for Small Spaces
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Sculptural Cubic Furniture
Sculptural Cubic Furniture
This Chair Blends Functionality and Design Seemlessly
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Industrial Summer Homes
Industrial Summer Homes
This Interconnected Beach House Mixes Minimalism and Industrial Designs
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Flexible Connecting Furniture
Flexible Connecting Furniture
TECADI's MoMo Modular Multi-Use Furniture Adapts to Any Space
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Book-Shaped Business Cards
Book-Shaped Business Cards
These Business Cards Cleverly Reflect the Company's Product
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Futuristic Baby Carriers
Futuristic Baby Carriers
This Luxury Pram Helps Keep Toddlers Safe and Secure at All Times
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Converted Warehouse Homes
Converted Warehouse Homes
Architect Richard Smith Turns an Industrial Space into a DIY Home
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Hungover Disney Princesses
Hungover Disney Princesses
This Series Captures the Iconic Princesses After One Too Many Drinks
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Coffee Cup Logo Doodles
Coffee Cup Logo Doodles
This Collection Transforms the Starbucks Siren into Various Characters
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Inequality-Exposing Illustrations
Inequality-Exposing Illustrations
These Gender Equality Comics Use Humor to Illuminate Injustice
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Bearded Cartoon Characters
Bearded Cartoon Characters
These Humorous Images Portray Iconic Cartoons with Handsome Facial Hair
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Inexpensive 3D-Printed Villas
Inexpensive 3D-Printed Villas
This Mind-Blowing House Was Built in Just 10 Days Using a 3D Printer
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Full-Figured Disney Princesses
Full-Figured Disney Princesses
This Artist Reimagines Disney Heroines as Plus-Size Princesses
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Uplifting Animal Illustrations
Uplifting Animal Illustrations
These Drawings Reaffirm Through Simple Inspirational Quotes
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Life-Like Disney Princes
Life-Like Disney Princes
This Series Transforms the Iconic Disney Princes into Realistic Images
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Recycled Concrete Homes
Recycled Concrete Homes
This Australia Architect Used Recycled Materials to Create an Eco Dwelling
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Whimsical Fairytale Cabins
Whimsical Fairytale Cabins
This Distorted Cabin is Reminiscent of Classic Storybook Homes
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Super-Slim Folding Desks
Super-Slim Folding Desks
This Compact Workstation is Designed for Small Spaces
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Socialite Disney Princesses
Socialite Disney Princesses
This Series Depicts the Kardashian Family as Disney Divas
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Elderly Disney Princesses
Elderly Disney Princesses
These Aged Disney Princesses are Recreated as Silver-Haired Elders
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Affordable Home Elevators
Affordable Home Elevators
This Tubular Elevator is Easy to Install in the Average Home
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Mini DIY Homes
Mini DIY Homes
This Tiny, Portable House is Delivered to You and Ready for Assembly
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Hidden Superhero Wedding Cakes
Hidden Superhero Wedding Cakes
This Superhero Wedding Cake is Half Classic and Half Comic Book
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Parody Brand Logos
Parody Brand Logos
These Redesigned Logos Reflect the Reputation of Iconic Brands
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Makeup-Free Disney Princesses
Makeup-Free Disney Princesses
These Illustrations Depict the Iconic Princesses Without Any Makeup
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