The Weekly Stack: Discover new art on Bitcoin 🎨
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Gamma Partner Program
October 1st can't come fast enough — that’s when ten new artists will be accepted into the Gamma Partner Program and may launch their debut Prints. So far, we’ve had 150+ applicants! If you're looking to join the top creators cementing their legacy on Bitcoin, we invite you to apply here.
We're honored to see the impact of the first 60+ debut Partner Artists we invited to join the program, and the public reception to their first Prints. Thousands of Prints have made their way to new homes, fostering a new era of digital art on Bitcoin.
For this next set of artists accepted on October 1st, we'll call upon our debut Partner Artists and their collective power and expertise as creators on Bitcoin and beyond. Gamma will prepare a series of applications for their review and voting. The top ten finalists from this collective voting process will be accepted into the program. New artists will then be able to launch their debut Prints beginning October 1st. 💎
New artists should apply by September 22nd
Partner artist voting begins September 25-26th
10 accepted artists will be notified on September 27th
New artists may launch Prints on/after October 1st
We cordially invite you to apply now!
If you’ll be in Singapore on September 12th, don’t miss the Ordinals Summit, Asia’s first major Ordinals conference! Get your ticket now using our 10% discount code ‘GAMMAIO10’.
Follow Ordinals Summit on Twitter/X and look out for a ticket giveaway!
Prints: from Woodblocks to Blockchain
by Carole Levy
Ever wondered how the Han Dynasty people in 206BC China mass reproduced their texts and images? Take a guess. Well, they would engrave a woodblock, then apply ink, appose silk, add pressure, and repeat.
That’s how it all started, with a woodblock and negative space. The technique was a revolution, bringing book and map making to a whole new era. In 15th century Germany, artists used printmaking to create playing cards, bold designs on blank backgrounds, and over time, more and more detailed artworks. Printmaking was an opening for societies to spread their word and for artists to share their art with larger audiences.
But how does printmaking work, what are the techniques, how did it evolve into the 21st Century?
We’re thrilled to be supporting Yuga Labs for their TwelveFold puzzle series, where all guesses will be made using Ordinal inscriptions on Bitcoin, powered by Gamma. Start your hunt now! 🔍
The TwelveFold puzzles stay true to the inspiration behind the collection — the relationship between time, mathematics, and variability. TwelveFold is a base 12 art system localized around a 12x12 grid, a visual allegory for the cartography of data on the Bitcoin blockchain. The 300 pieces are inscribed onto satoshis, the smallest individually identifiable units of a Bitcoin.
To participate in the puzzles, you’ll need an Ordinals bitcoin wallet. If you don’t have one yet, set one up by following this guide from our friends at Leather (formerly known as Hiro): Leather Set Up Guide
Once you’ve submitted an answer, you’ll send a Bitcoin fee (likely ~$4-$8 worth depending on network traffic) to the address that appears in order to inscribe your answer onto a satoshi.
Explore & shop new Prints
Have you seen the recent additions by Partner artists to our Prints selections? Most Prints are under just $20, and each Print is a high-quality recursive version of the original art piece. Explore now at gamma.io/prints.
Show us some of your favorite Prints on Twitter/X!
Thanks for tuning in, we’ll see you next week!
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