I’m a big fan of what some have been calling the New Aessthetic; bringing the visual language of digital technology into the physical world, the blending of virtual and physical.
There’s lots of good examples of the form. Here are a few that I consider exemplars of the style.
I’m not exaggerating when I say I love this stuff, but I’m also not embellishing when I say I don’t have the time nor the creative skills to make this myself.
My early forays into turning digital art into wall-art involved Rasterbator (free tool) and the old household inkjet printer. This resulted in some cool designs, but alas gluesticking 8 1/2" x 11" paper to a backing doesn’t have a seamless look, nor is it durable. Here’s a design of the family dog from then, sadly I don’t have a shot of the physical version.
#and lo, a wild coupon appears
From time to time, I get solicitations. This one caught my eye
35 buckaroos to put anything I want on the wall? Colour me tempted.
Let’s take that picture of a random boat in Ireland that I took a decade ago and always loved.
Run it through Glitche`(free tool). Do some manual copy-pasting to get the left/right stagger (ms_paint.exe, represent)
Emailed to the cloud printers, this arrives in the post.
#let’s do the time warp again
typical wedding-day pic of a timeless laugh
Crop (ms_paint.exe again. f adobe), and rasterbate
meatspace version, god I love how this turned out.
#violate copyright, for fun and pleasure
The above prints are my own works, starting from my own pictures, transformed/glitched by myself, and printed by moi`.
But that’s so limiting.
After being so pleased with the above, there’s been some art featured on some websites I like (maybe even this one). In one case, I actually contacted the artist to try to buy a print. No dice, the artist referred me to the art gallery that was handling their exhibit. I called the gallery to buy a print. No prints, only originals, and this one was $16,000.
The next day I got another coupon to print-to-canvas for $35…
For those of you who are looking for a biz opportunity, who want to support artists, there’s a gap between the maker and the print-on-demand services that art galleries are not filling. There’s no good reason why artists today should not be able to sell canvas prints via print-on-demand, and clearly the machinery exists to turn image files into framed prints for less than $50. Plugging the gap between gallery and the art fans who don’t have $16k to spend for a print is a serious business opportunity.