Looking at the Stars with 2oby

“Technology’s relentless alienating march is the landscape to be explored,” reads 2oby’s Facebook profile. And true to his words, 2oby is exploring that landscape in a wide variety of ways. As an artist, he works in both traditional and digital media, examining themes like space travel, arcade games, and cryptocurrency. 2oby is also an author. His novel,…

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…

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…

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…

Creating the Colors of Bitcoin: An Interview with Emily Clanton

Sometimes, my Instagram browsing turns into something a little bit more productive, like when I happened upon the Bitcoin-related artwork of Emily Clanton. The particular painting that I found depicted the Trezor hardware wallet, and I was intrigued by the idea of painting innovative technology in such a traditional way. While today’s link between art and…