Mar 21, 2012

Artbooks Tampa Bay Project: A New Way To View Art

The art of Magnum Arts is now available on an iPad app called the Tampa Artbook Archive. If you have an iPad, be sure to check it out!

Artbook Archive on Facebook

The Artbook Archive is a brand new Apple app that makes the work of talented artists available on tablet computers, such as the iPad (other tablet computer apps, for the Nook and Kindle, will be coming eventually). The app will be priced at $9.99, and will contain 880 pages of fantastic art by Tampa Bay Artists. I'm excited to be included in the roll out of this exciting project.

The only way to see the art is through an iPad. If you don't have one, and would like to know which pieces of mine were selected, they are at the bottom of this post.

As an artist whose work was accepted into the project, I was given an invitation to the launch party, held in St. Petersburg. Below are some pictures of the launch party, and a good write-up by NewRoot News.

The Artbook launch party was held in a vacant lot lined with art and filled with the sounds of a funky, downtempo DJ. 

As the iPad (and other tablet devices) become more popular, expect to see more such apps appear. The iPad is an ideal way to view art, since with the swipe of a finger, you can scroll through each image.

But art, fortunately, will continue to be created by traditional means by many artists. Apps such as the Artbook Archive simply make it easier to see a wider array of art more easily.

Below are the pieces selected for the Artbook Archive, from my Dark Office series:

Below left: EOQ Guidelines, below right: Team Player

Below: Goal Attainment

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