30 Incredible Surreal Designs

Brian
December 31, 2012

Most people’s experience with surrealism is limited to seeing a few of Salvador Dali’s works in high school art class, but many artists and graphic designers have tackled surrealism over the years.  On its face, surrealism appears to be design that is quirky, weird or odd; but the truth is that surrealism is based in deep values and beliefs, incorporates symbolism (though it is often ambiguous), and is often even simultaneously poetic and political.  At its root, surrealism is philosophical by definition.  Still, it’s the unexpected visual impact that draws so many of the mass public to surrealism, and interpreting any work might be impossible without some knowledge of the designer’s intent.  Regardless of context, however, you’re sure to marvel at the following 30 incredible surreal designs.

1.  Surreal by PopFizzle

surreal by ~PopFizzle on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-04-41

 

2.  Wunderkammer Part 2 by Sicioldr Art

Wunderkammer- Part 2 on Behance - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-05-30

 

3.  Butterfly by Salis2006

Butterfly - Worth1000 Contests - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-06-23

 

4.  Surreal by ChochoD

Surreal by ~ChochoD on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-07-02

 

5.  Surreal by cowhead08

surreal by ~cowhead08 on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-07-39

 

6.  Gallery by Gediminas Pranckevicius

Gallery on Behance - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-08-33

 

7.  The Room by Lucimine

The Room - Worth1000 Contests - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-09-40

 

8.  Surreal Crucify by darastean

Surreal Crucify by ~darastean on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-10-28

 

9.  Surreal Portrait by Fh-Studio Media Productions

Illusion - Surreal Portrait on Behance - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-11-09

 

10.  Cheese and Wine Party by funkwood

Cheese and wine party - Worth1000 Contests - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-12-05

 

11.  Surreal by jamie-valentina

Surreal by ~jamie-valentina on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-12-51

 

12.  Surreal Light by Tang Yau Hoong

A Series of Surreal Light Illustrations on Behance - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-13-48

 

14.  They’re Doing It Again by Pelican

They're Doing it Again - Worth1000 Contests - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-15-03

 

15.  Surreal Procession by darastean

Surreal Procession by ~darastean on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-17-02

 

16.  Inspiration by bajazet

Inspiration - Worth1000 Contests - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-18-16

 

17.  Surreal by TwistedHero

surREAL by ~twistedhero on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-19-09

 

18.  Orange by AnnPars

Orange - Worth1000 Contests - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-20-45

 

19.  Surreal 1 by Rens-Ink

Surreal-1 by ~Rens-Ink on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-21-23

 

20.  Handcastle by bajazet

Handcastle - Worth1000 Contests - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-22-14

 

21.  San-Surreal07 by 8025glome

San-Surreal 07 by ~8025glome on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-23-02

 

22.  Rise by robayer

Rise - Worth1000 Contests - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-24-00

 

23.  Surreal by jason77

Surreal by !jason77 on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-24-43

 

24.  Tripping by PSHoudini

Tripping - Worth1000 Contests - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-25-24

 

25.  Surreal Dreaming by Masta-dhteam

Surreal dreaming by ~Masta-dhteam on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-26-10

 

26.  Endless by BabyGRL

endless - Worth1000 Contests - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-26-57

 

27.  The Surreal by shadowtuga

The Surreal by ~Shadowtuga on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-27-35

 

28.  Surreal Mind by shinigami-el

Surreal mind by ~shinigami-el on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-28-13

 

29.  Surreal by Rippie92

surreal by ~Rippie92 on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-28-52

 

30.  Surreal Gothic by Deborah-Valentine

Surreal Gothic by Deborah-Valentine on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-12-13_12-29-34

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About Brian Morris

Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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