In my office, I have a beautiful soccer ball, designed by Ryan McGinness. And no one is kicking this “Bucky Ball” down the VisCom corridor.
I will never even take it out of the box. Ryan uses pictograms creatively in his artworks and installations: http://www.ryanmcginness.com
Sign Trees (2015), a set of reflective signs shown at the Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton, New York.
Wayfinding (2017), an art installation at a Detroit skate park.
Hand-crafted symbols have a lot of appeal, as you can see in the examples below.
Balloons Masayoshi Matsumoto’s animals. https://www.instagram.com/isopresso_balloon/
Flowers Insects by Raku Inoue. https://www.instagram.com/reikan_creations/
Axes These hatchets are hand-painted by Peter Buchanan-Smith. http://www.bestmadeco.com
Breakfasts Instagram users submitted their favorites, and Reina Saur made 100 of them out of paper. One each day, until the project was completed. A selection of them are shown below.