Our most popular Art posts run the gamut as far as media goes but one thing they have in common is they’re all beautiful works to visually delight your eyes and mind. With a little bit of humor and a lot of “How’d they do that?”, they’re all worth re-visiting for a little (or a lot) of inspiration. Read more to see the most popular art post of the year.

2012 Year in Review: Best of Art in news events art  Category

10. Magazine and Newspaper Sculptures by Yun-Woo Choi
Three-dimensional sculptures made from rolled up newspaper and magazines, resin, and wire that will simply blow your mind.

2012 Year in Review: Best of Art in news events art  Category

9. 30+ Modern Thank You Cards
We came up with 30+ ways to show your appreciation without having to go completely Hallmark-y. I’m sure you can think of a few people to thank after the holidays, right?

2012 Year in Review: Best of Art in news events art  Category

8. Amazing Light and Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita
Silhouettes of people and faces are created by using simple shapes and projecting a single light source onto them. Can you imagine the time spent adjusting the pieces just so in order to get the shadow just right? I’m thinking Yamashita has some serious patience.

2012 Year in Review: Best of Art in news events art  Category

7. WTP Branding by Reynolds and Reyner
Have you ever seen a more colorful line of paint and paint supplies? It’s brilliantly creative and could inspire anyone to pick up a paint roller.

2012 Year in Review: Best of Art in news events art  Category

6. Lauren Clay
Painted strips of paper and papier-mâché turned into three-dimensional, jaw-dropping awesomeness.

2012 Year in Review: Best of Art in news events art  Category

5. Alberto Seveso
Who knew mixing two colors of ink with water and taking a high-speed photograph of it could create such breathtaking results?

2012 Year in Review: Best of Art in news events art  Category

4. Nobuhiro Nakanishi
The passage of time is documented in a series of photographs that are laser printed, mounted on acrylic, and layered to become mesmerizing sculptural installations.

2012 Year in Review: Best of Art in news events art  Category

3. 3D Origami by Jun Mitani
I’m pretty sure this guy has a Ph.D. in paper folding because his 3D origami is pure magic. Imagine the paper cuts.

2012 Year in Review: Best of Art in news events art  Category

2. Tiny Art at Your Fingertips: Nail Landscapes by Alice Bartlett
Oh hey there, tiny people hanging out on the tips of those fingers. A trip to the hobby store’s model train section inspired Bartlett to create these nail landscapes because she thought they’d make some really neat photos. She was right.

And your most favorite art post of 2012 was… wait for it…

2012 Year in Review: Best of Art in news events art  Category

1. Reminders by Erin Hanson
Because who doesn’t need a little reminder or a gentle suggestion from time to time?