Saturday, 2 August 2008

Redbubble and online art

Given the largest Art Fair in Australia is being held this weekend, it is probably appropriate that Bibliothekia checks out Redbubble. Redbubble was in third place in the BRW 2008 "Top 100 Australian Web 2.0 Applications" list. Redbubble is an "Art gallery and creative community where artists can upload art and sell it in many formats. Over 100,000 items sold in 71 countries in the first financial year... and it has raised $3.7 million in funding. From a Web 2.0 perspective, RedBubble not only allows people to sell their art, it also allows them to interact within online art communities and groups. The interface is clear, and the site appears to be very easy to use. Not that Bibliothekia bought anything from Red Bubble, if I was not allowed to buy the Stephen Benwell at the Art Fair, there was no way I was going to buy art online. Peace at home is after all much more important. :-)

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