Archive for July, 2013

From California to Dubai: Graffiti Artist David Choe

Credit:  © omgposters.com
(Credit: © omgposters.com)

California native graffiti artist David Choe practically became a household name overnight when he agreed to paint the offices of the Facebook Headquarters in Palo Alto in 2012. But that’s not all. Choe has also created his own Barack Obama ‘Hope’ poster in his “dirty style” (similar to the iconic ‘Hope’ campaign poster by Shepard Fairey), while Obama was still Senator of Illinois, which allegedly hung in The White House.

Choe’s graffiti street style artworks can be seen splattered about in his hometown of Los Angeles as well as in places all over the world including; New York City, Dubai, Japan, Afghanistan, Manchester, and most recently Denver, Colorado, just to name a few.

(Credit:  © Trevor Anderson)
(Credit: © Trevor Anderson)

To add to his roster of artistic talents, Choe has now moved into the realm of digital art with six new artworks on Sedition, including three digital limited edition videos, and three digital image stills. Check them out here. Follow David on Twitter @davidchoe.

The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, but not the Mineral Rights

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The Chapman’s three dinosaurs “The Good”, “The Bad” and “The Ugly” placed at the base of the Gherkin.

The Chapman brothers are taking part in London’s 2013 Sculpture in the City programme with their infamous work The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, but not the Mineral Rights. The three piece corten steel sculpture of large scale dinosaurs reminiscent of make-your-own children play-sets was first exhibited in the Royal Academy’s Annenberg Courtyard at the occasion of the 2007 Summer Exhibition and famously refers to Paul Getty, said to have made the remark “The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, but not the Mineral Rights”.

The sculptures measure more than eight meters in length and tower up to seven meters high and are currently on view in the Eastern part of London’s City, in the heart of the Square Mile.

More information here.

Enjoy Art Everywhere with the New Sedition App for iPhone & iPad

New Sedition iOS App (photo: Placeit)
(Photo by Placeit)

Would you like to take your art collection with you everywhere this summer? Now you can with the new Sedition iOS app for iPhone and iPad. The newly designed app offers new features to manage your vault and download artworks to playback offline from any location with or without internet connection.

To see the app in action, go to the Sedition website first, choose and purchase artworks. Once you have artworks in your personal collection (your Vault), go to the app and login with your account to manage, view and enjoy your artworks.

The new features include:

1. New simplified interface with quick access to your personal collection or Vault.
2. Manage your vault.
Preview your collection and choose to view artworks from the cloud or to download artworks to view offline, when there is no internet connection.
3. View the artwork specs.
View file size so you can optimise space on your device and view their location: cloud or device.
4. Enjoy and view your art collection!

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To install the new version of the app visit this link. If you have the previous version of the Sedition app, go to the App Store from your device and click on Updates to install the Sedition app version 5.0.

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And don’t forget to tell us how you like this new update leaving a comment or sending an email to info@seditionart or tweet @seditionart.

Happy collecting!

Casey Reas in 10 Print

Sedition artist and creative computer mastermind Casey Reas participated in the publication 10 PRINT CHR$(105.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10, available from MIT Press. The book takes a look at a single line of code – the BASIC program for the iconic Commodore 64 (inscribed in the books’ title) – and examines it as a lens through which to consider the phenomenon of creative computing and its cultural significance. Reas designed 10 PRINT and co-wrote it together with Nick Montfort, Patsy Baudoin, John Bell, Ian Bogost, Heremy Douglas, Mark C. Marion, Michael Mateas, Mark Sample, and Noah Vawter.

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Book purchases support the non-profit organisation PLAYPOWER and MIT Press.

“10 Print is a creative adventure in reading source code as a technical object and cultural icon, as well as a window onto the ways in which technical and artistic practices mingle. Wildly imaginative and boldly collaborative, it sets a high bar for the emerging field of critical code studies. It celebrates the ‘Maker’ philosophy and the DIY spirit of home computing at its best. A romp, a scholarly exposition, and an experiment in writing in a collaborative authorial voice, it is a delight not to be missed.” —N. Katherine Hayles, author of How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis; Professor of Literature, Duke University

Link: http://mitpress.mit.edu/authors/casey-reas