Inside the Worlds of Manuel Guzman

In the worlds created by Manuel Guzman, there are robots walking on the streets and sea creatures swimming in the depths of the ocean. Gladiators fight dragons, and centaurs shoot arrows into the night sky. His work allows the viewer to experience colorful places outside of their comparatively mundane reality. Ever wondered how it would feel to swim alongside mermaids in the deep…

Etsy & Bitcoin: UrbanDecayPhotos

In my persistent search to find the best things for sale for Bitcoin on Etsy, I came across the UrbanDecayPhotos shop and was instantly captivated by the work.  I’ve always admired urban explorers, for both their ability to find these amazing abandoned properties and their courage to actually go inside and explore the places that…

Kialara Brings Collaboration to the New Signature Series

“I would challenge artists: Ask not what Bitcoin can do for you. Ask what you can do for Bitcoin,” Max Mellenbruch told me. Mellenbruch himself is certainly taking that challenge to heart with his Kialara, a physical Bitcoin that doubles as an intricate & breathtaking art piece. First announced in a Reddit post last year, the Kialara immediately became…

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…

Etsy & Bitcoin: The Little Brit Shop

A family’s passed down passion preserves the history and speaks to you about the stories of generations past. – The Little Brit Shop In my continuing hunt to find the best Etsy products available for Bitcoin, I came across The Little Brit Shop. The shop was filled with antique finds from around the world, from vintage…

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…

Promoting Bitcoin with Style: An Interview with Pro Crypto

On a quest to add Bitcoin clothing to my wardrobe, I realized that there are a lot of terrible options out there. Images of bitcoins just slapped onto a plain white background, blocky text declaring common cliches, the “I Love NY” logo reformatted over & over again… Luckily for me, Gordon Ligon & Marty Payette…