Internetopia is a massive crowdsourced drawing experiment. Over a period of thirty five days, people from all over the world sent in requests of what they would like to have added to a single canvas. You can see a complete list of those requests here.
Requesting was simple. Individuals pledged for a number of squares they'd like to purchase on the drawing, at $1 per square. The more squares a person pledged for, the larger their request appears on Internetopia. In total, 3012 squares were pledged for, creating a 2 x 1.5m canvas.
The final output of Internetopia is a full colour B1 poster printed on 180gsm Olin rough paper, limited to 500 signed and numbered copies.
ABOUT THE DRAWING
Internetopia took three months of solid drawing to realise. The original sketch was drawn by pencil on custom designed graph paper. The inking of the final artwork was then completed on 150gsm tracing paper with a 0.1mm technical pen. The colour version was digitally painted using a suite d design software, a stylus and a lot of patience.
- 3012 cubes were pledged for by a total of 220 people.
- The highest number of cubes purchased by a single contributor was 125.
- A total of seven Waldo’s/Wally’s were asked for, all from different people.
- A very high percentage of requests involved animals in some way, shape or form. The number 42 was requested by two individuals.
- There are three penises on Internetopia.
- It’s - probably - the largest piece of crowdsourced art done by a single artist in the whole world.
If you have any inquiries about the project or just fancy a chat, feel free to get in touch.