The Importance of Documenting Bitcoin in Art

“Logos, like flags, are created to capture the allegiance of a community,” writes Ray Istre. “In my art, I contrast the Bitcoin logo with other historical forms of money, such as coins and paper money.” Ray Istre is an accomplished & prolific artist, with a background ranging from large scale murals to the first poster…

Art Toys & Bitcoin Gods: An Interview with Bazak

“Some years ago, I traveled to Tokyo and found out about the world of art toys, and I fell in love with it,” Bazak explained to me. Although the About page of his website describes the Barcelona-based artist first as a graphic designer, I was especially intrigued by his passion for art toys. “I could not…

Bitcoin Brushstrokes: An Interview with Pierre Bourque

To me, art is passion. My passion. And my work is all about the pursuit of that passion. – Pierre Bourque Pierre Bourque is a politician, a NASCAR driver, a journalist, and an entrepreneur. He’s invented his own blend of coffee, and he created the first ever Canadian Bitcoin postage stamp. And somewhere in between…

Bitcoin Artwork for a Cause: An Interview with cryptograffiti

Bitcoin enthusiast cryptograffiti has found a new use for credit cards – cutting them up and using them to create Bitcoin-themed artwork. The pseudonymous artist uses his art to demonstrate Bitcoin’s disruption potential and to show his disdain for the banking industry. Upon taking a closer look at his collages, one can make out the…

A Future of Hope: Moniker Art Fair & Bitcoin

Moniker Art Fair opens tomorrow, and it’s making history in the art world by embracing Bitcoin payments. With over 80 artists displaying their work at the Old Truman Brewery, the fair will show off the best in contemporary art & urban culture as part of London’s Frieze Week. Visitors to Moniker Art Fair will have the…

“We Should Brave The World”: An Interview with Julia Tourianski

A little over a year ago, Julia Tourianski declared Bitcoin’s independence and taught people how to be a “Bitcoin hater”. The declaration, a compilation of strong voices from the Bitcoin world, stated, “We declare bitcoin’s independence. Bitcoin is sovereignty. Bitcoin is renaissance. Bitcoin is ours. Bitcoin is.” Tourianski has since been working to promote the message of…