New Yorker Lil Mahnaji has become one of the highest profile rooftoppers in web3 — and the only one to do so while wearing a hijab. She sits down with Mariquita de Boissière to discuss what her work is like as an openly Muslim, brown woman, and her hopes to inspire minorities to succeed in whatever field they choose.
Building cinematic worlds from (extra)ordinary scenarios, Milan-based photographer Naty crafts stories with her lens. She talks to Mariquita de Boissière about making art that people can connect with, and why representation on the blockchain matters.
Exploring environmental issues through decentralised storytelling, Chris Wallace has brought a fresh take to web3 with his Woodies community. He speaks to Leo Nasskau about why decentralised IP is going to transform entertainment and why crypto art is a grail worth protecting. Clovis McEvoy tells the story.
Former architect and death metal musician Will Zwey can show you a place you’ve always known and yet have somehow never been. She tells Michael Newkirk about breaking free from creative constraints on the blockchain and building worlds where past meets future.
Web3 is revolutionising the way that art is created, shared, and owned. By providing new avenues for tokenising and selling art, NFTs are building a new ecosystem, opening the door for artists to earn a living from their work and experience more creative freedom than ever before.
After buying a CryptoPunk, ClownVamp didn’t get the satisfaction that he expected. He’s since used the proceeds to collect thousands of AI artworks, whilst his own work has been collected by the likes of Claire Silver, Zancan, and the Tezos Foundation. He explains why AI art is in a boom era, how to collect it, and which AI artists to pay attention to.
For Nathaniel Stern, life extends far further than the human experience. Connecting the dots between human feeling, nature, and technology, he explores the endless bounds of sensibility through his art. He speaks to Ola Kalejaye about The World After Us, and using art to ensure that world is good.
Angel’s path from bartender to renowned NFT artist is characterised by resilience and an unshakeable creative urge. She sits down with Mariquita de Boissière to talk about the healing power of colour and how not sweating the small things can inspire creative breakthroughs.
Despite rapid advancements in crypto art, the process of purchasing it remains soulless. An immersive gallery in which every choice matters, Antony Rahman explores how The Passage reinterprets how we should buy digital art.
In crypto since 2015 and one of the first to mint his art in 2019, Rutger van der Tas is one of web3’s original creators. A seasoned advocate for the opportunities that web3 can bring, the painter and digital artist sits with Nina Knaack to discuss finding the next step in generative art and creating a space for every emotion.
Initially drawn to art through his love for comics and illustration, Piter Pasma has always displayed a creative flare. But, after his entry into coding at only nine years old, Piter soon became entranced by the aesthetic potential of generative art. He tells Nina Knaack about pushing the boundaries of code, and why he believes that NFTs and generative art make for a perfect match.
From 3D tools to animation to photography, Bas Uterwijk worked in myriad digital mediums before discovering artificial intelligence. But the Dutch artist, better known as Ganbrood, has been making bizarre, in-depth universes with the technology ever since. He speaks to Nina Knaack about how AI removes the burden of perfectionism and how web3 has changed his life in the most unexpected ways.
Collector and photographer, Zach Lipp talks to Signal about collecting for the long term, why he was early to art editions, and what artists should prioritise ahead of their first mint. Léa Rose Emery tells the story.
Maciej Drabik has always poured his emotions into his art. But it remained only a hobby until he discovered NFTs. He speaks to Nina Knaack about how web3 gave value to his creativity.
The trend towards vertical video leaves still photographers in the dark, and street photography has suffered more than most. Preetam Kaushik explores whether web3 is providing a new home for the niche, and whether their artists can find the recognition they deserve.
Nina Knaack speaks to members of the Bloom collective, a community of artists propelling each other in web3 and helping define the fast-changing world of cryptoart.
Jadyn Violet has entered the music industry during a time of foundational change, part of a new generation eager to forge a new path beyond the traditional record label. He speaks to Clovis McEvoy about organising IRL events, finding a healthier social discourse, and why community trumps a bear market.
As co-founder of Zynga, Justin Waldron helped create the $20bn social gaming sector. Now he wants to do the same in web3, and define storytelling as a new category in NFTs. He speaks to Leo Nasskau about building a genre-defining business, advice for young entrepreneurs, and his plan for Storyverse. Clovis McEvoy brings the conversation to life.
An illustrator turned digital painter, goldcat is passionate about the unequaled opportunities that digital ownership has given artists. The Christie’s artist tells Ola Kalejaye what she loves about Tezos and the importance of making art for its own sake.
From Haiti to Minneapolis, Leslie Spurlock's career in photojournalism has been spent documenting some of the world's most important events. She spoke with Ola Kalejaye about the challenges of the profession, why web3 has made her see her work differently, and the importance of telling the truth.