Use it any way you like *
& liberate artWe live in a time where fine art often are kidnapped by investors, tortured by indifference, and even street art is flummoxed into gallery cells. Yes, it's high time to liberate visual art, and DigiSeed Art is a tool for this.
Ok, that sound a bit dramatic maybe, but it all comes down to the fact that you are free to use the artworks from a DigiSeed in any way you like *. Don't even think that using art in many forms and ways lower the standard of art.
Yes, Pablo Picasso was criticized by some for making art into items as ceramic plates - as these plates was applied arts, and not fine art they said. I myself happened to be criticized in the eighties by a director of a known art centre, for working together with photographers. His argument was that I was an artist, while photographers was not ...(!?)
Luckily this has changed a bit today, but all prejudice are not gone. Some could still find it strange to suggest that art can be put on - let's say cups. What then about my personal coffee cup with Edward Munch The Scream (se photo of it below)? This cup is produced in co-operation of Munch-Ellingsen-gruppen (relatives of Edward Munch) and the Munch Museum in Oslo, 2012. That is the same year that one version of The Scream was sold by Sotheby's'for 119.9 million US dollar. Don't think my autorized cup with The Scream exactly reduced the value of Munch's work?
So please, let's tear down these false dogmas about fine art. By using art, you don't destroy fine art, but actually bring it into our contemporary lives without loosing any of it's aesthetics, beauty or 'message'. An artwork in form of a DigiSeed is actually giving you the license to use and reproduce. Make yourself, family and friends posters, t-shirts, cups, bags, wallpapers, put art on the hood of your car, or on ceramic tiles for your bathroom or at the bottom of a pool - basically anything as long as it's for noncommercial reasons. Basically, not even the sky is the limit, but do let me know how you take your DigiSeed Art in use, and we can share it with other her on this site.
* You can do anything with a DigiSeed artwork within the Creative Commons license.
The Wallpaper above was produced by the company PhotoWall, and they have their own operation per today in Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and USA. If your country are not listed, don't worry as Photowall delivers worldwide. Photowall are a Swedish company as other worldwide operating companies, as IKEA and H&M, so they absolutely seem to know how to operate outside their headoffice. I don't make any affiliate agreement with any company I recommend (my art is my sole focus), I truly recommend Photowall. They are professionals, and provide a very high standard both in product as in customer service. Photowall got my top recommendation based upon the fact that I have used them and seen the quality of their product, as their extremely helpful & useful customer service.
Setting up the Wallpaper was done by Oddvin Øyre in the company Malefirma Oddvin Øyre AS. Even if he normally don't operate worldwide, but locally in Hordaland, Norway, I must give him the same strong recommendation as I did on Photowall. You can absolutely set up wallpaper yourself, but I must admit that I was rather impressed seeing a real professional in work with the wallpaper. So if feel that you need help with a professional, look in your area for someone like Oddvin Øyre, who got the best reputation for their work.
The t-shirt, the cup and the bag come from a company called spreadshirt, and this one is as Photowall, providing their services in many countries. I have not used their services myself, so I can't say anything about the final products - but guess they are good. What I liked for sure is that spreadshirt give the option to create your own design based on that you upload your image file (here of course a DigiSeed Art file). The preview setup seem a tiny bit old fashion, and they need pretty large files to guarantee good quality - at least large files compared with what Photowall need (and Photowall comes out with a crisp high quality product). Please let me know if anyone has experience with spreadshirt.
Posters. Here I have used nfoto in Norway. The preview and setup system are a bit old fashion and clumsy, but the quality on their end products and customer service has been outstanding - and prices are good.
Later I will make a list of companies in different countries that users of DigiSeed Art are happy with - and yes, I will mention who to stay away from as well. Big sis and bro are watching you providers (-: