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Top 45 Art Trends in September

From Sneaker Stencil Kits to Intentionally Ugly Tattoos

— September 28, 2017 — Art & Design
Many people have the tendency to define art within small parameters, but the September 2017 art trends show that the innately human practice spans a broad set of media. For whatever reason, people often define art as either painting and sculpting or as anything that they personally consider to be good art. Both such definitions are far too narrow; regardless of one's feelings on a given work, anything created with the intention of serving as a work of art is a work of art.

For instance, Darwin's decorative steampunk skull certainly wouldn't appeal to everyone, but there's no denying that it's the product of craftsmanship, careful thought, and creative expression. Likewise, the Krystal puppets currently on display at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta might have been part of an ad campaign, but they're no less works of creativity than Picasso paintings.
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Immersive Film Screenings
Immersive Film Screenings
Secret Cinema Held a Live, Theatrical Showing of Moulin Rouge
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Fractal-Creating Art Apps
Fractal-Creating Art Apps
'Spirality' Lets Anyone Create Complex, Kaleidoscopic Pieces
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Magazine Art Marketplaces
Magazine Art Marketplaces
CondeNastStore.com Offers Magazine and Editorial Art for Purchase
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Full-Length VR Films
Full-Length VR Films
'Miyubi' is an Immersive 40-Minute Virtual Reality Film
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Anime Architecture Exhibitions
Anime Architecture Exhibitions
This Art Exhibit Highlights Buildings in Fictional Anime Worlds
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Celebrity Identity Politics Art
Celebrity Identity Politics Art
Solange Knowles Created Interactive Art for Tate Modern's Website
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Disguised Musical Artwork
Disguised Musical Artwork
VisualSonic Plays Music from Painting-Like Frames
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Artist-Themed Oracle Cards
Artist-Themed Oracle Cards
'Art Oracles' Helps Individuals Overcome Creative Blocks
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36
Virtual Painting Exhibitions
Virtual Painting Exhibitions
Facebook Users May Tune in for a Viewing of Van Gogh's Sunflowers
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Color Facade Additions
Color Facade Additions
UNStudio's Refinished Urban Block Makes Use of Color and Pattern
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Digitally Crafted Artisan Pottery
Digitally Crafted Artisan Pottery
Common Works Enables Users to Design Vases with Their Voices
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Glow-in-the-Dark Art Figurines
Glow-in-the-Dark Art Figurines
The Art History Heroes Collectibles Now Include da Vinci
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Personalized Art Subscriptions
Personalized Art Subscriptions
'Meum' Introduces a Flexible, Customizable Art Subscription Service
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Currency-Inspired Blankets
Currency-Inspired Blankets
Hiller Dry Goods' Designs Feature Abstract Images of Global Currencies
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Computer Glitch-Inspired Textiles
Computer Glitch-Inspired Textiles
'Data Weave' Prints Abstract Digital Files onto Textiles
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Geometrically Abstract Art Galleries
Geometrically Abstract Art Galleries
The Shandong Art Gallery's Facade Has Oblong Cut-Outs
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Grunge Legend Art Displays
Grunge Legend Art Displays
These Kurt Cobain Paintings Will Be Showcased at the Seattle Art Fair
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Eastern European Rebrands
Eastern European Rebrands
Vladan Pavlovic's Serbian Rebrand Touts Peace, Democracy, and Tolerance
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Immersive Marble Installations
Immersive Marble Installations
This COS & Snarkitecture Exhibit Features Thousands of Marbles
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Faux Tech Art Tools
Faux Tech Art Tools
Land of Nod's Personal Laptop Chalkboard is a Clever Children's Accessory
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Tangible 3D Graphs
Tangible 3D Graphs
Coming Soon's 3D Infographics Make Visual Data Tangible
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Jellyfish-Inspired Tables
Jellyfish-Inspired Tables
Daniela Forti's Jelly Fish Tables are Made from Colored Glass
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Fast Food Puppets
Fast Food Puppets
Krystal Puppets Have Been Donated to the Center for Puppetry Arts
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Musical Color-Recognizing Rings
Musical Color-Recognizing Rings
Specdrums Rings Turn Colored Paper into Customized Keyboards
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Whimsical Paint Splatter Sculptures
Whimsical Paint Splatter Sculptures
Joe Suzuki's Unique Sculptures Were Inspired by Other Artists
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Architecturally Inspired Jewelry
Architecturally Inspired Jewelry
'My Concrete City' Pays Homage to Beirut's Rich Urban Landscape
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Color Museum Experiences
Color Museum Experiences
The Color Factory is a Museum for the Instagram Generation
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Crochet Princess Blankets
Crochet Princess Blankets
These Knit Blankets Look Like the Dresses of Disney Princesses
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Purposefully Unusual Eyewear
Purposefully Unusual Eyewear
Tamar Canfi's Collection Emphasizes High Prescription Lenses
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Opportunistic Street Art
Opportunistic Street Art
Tom Bob's Graffiti Makes Use of NYC's Many Different Features
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Anamorphic Basketball Courts
Anamorphic Basketball Courts
'Truly's' Colorful Basketball Court Creates an Optical Illusion
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Decorative Steampunk Skulls
Decorative Steampunk Skulls
This Decorative Skull Has a Hidden Compartment for Secret Storage
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Vibrant Cast Editorials
Vibrant Cast Editorials
This Game of Thrones Photoshoot Shows the Cast in a Vivid New Light
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Chromatic Flower Vases
Chromatic Flower Vases
'Mellow Vases' Combine Light and Color in an Eccentric Collection
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Suspended Zen Gardens
Suspended Zen Gardens
The Marimo Aqua Terrarium Can Spruce Up Boring Office Spaces
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Luxury Yoyo Toys
Luxury Yoyo Toys
Louis Vuitton is Now Selling a $270 'YOYO ROY' Designer Toy
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Delicate Insect Flower Sculptures
Delicate Insect Flower Sculptures
This Artist Turns a Childhood Fascination Into Art
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Human Clock Faces
Human Clock Faces
This Clock Uses a Human Eye to Represent the Passing of Time
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Artist-Designed Backpacks
Artist-Designed Backpacks
Society6 is Adding Backpacks to Its Website of Printed Products
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Fast Food-Inspired Furniture
Fast Food-Inspired Furniture
This Collection Features a Hot Dog Couch and a Hamburger Arm Chair
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Artistic 4K Televisions
Artistic 4K Televisions
Trend Hunter Talked to Mark Childs About 'The Frame' by Samsung
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Sneaker Stencil Kits
Sneaker Stencil Kits
The Nike Gakou Flyknit Allows for Complete At-Home Customization
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Intentionally Ugly Tattoos
Intentionally Ugly Tattoos
Helena Fernandes' So-Called “Ugly” Tattoos are Simplistic and Chic
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Mathematical Desktop Toys
Mathematical Desktop Toys
The 'Oloid' Desk Sculpture is Designed Mathematically Perfect
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