Beeple to Headline Graphika Manila Conference in 2023

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  • Digital artist Beeple, known for his NFT art, will be a speaker at the upcoming Graphika Manila conference.
  • The conference will take place over two days in February 2023 and will feature a variety of topics related to design, animation, and illustration.
  • Other notable speakers at the conference include Territory Studio, Matt Encina, Manix Abrera, and Super Bonfire.

Digital artist Beeple, one of the well-known artists in the NFT (non-fungible token) space, is set to visit the Philippines next year. The world-famous artist will attend as a speaker in the upcoming Graphika Manila in February 11-12, 2023 to be held at SMX Convention in Pasay City.

As per the organizers:

Graphika Manila is back! Next year’s conference will be happening on February 11 and 12, taking us back to the original, 2-day event that features a powerhouse line-up of speakers. 

Headlining the event is world renowned artist, Beeple, as well as exceptional worldwide studios like Territory (LA), Cookie (UK) and Super Bonfire (CN), plus tons more creative inspiration from 12 amazing speakers.

The 2023 conference presents a diverse group of topics: NFTs, AR, UX Design, motion & animation, illustration & comics, type & graphic design. 

Get your tickets today and join us for the full 2-days of creativity. Super early bird rates apply for 1 week only, until Dec. 16, 2022, inclusive of a free surprise Graphika t-shirt. 

Visit www.graphikamanila.com for all the details.

Who is Beeple?

Mike Winkleman

Mike Winkelmann, widely known as Beeple, is mainstream known for releasing a set of widely used Creative Commons VJ loops; he has worked on concert visuals for Justin Bieber, One Direction, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Zedd, deadmau5 and others.

In the NFT scene, his “Everydays: The First 5000 Days”, a collage of Beeple’s work beginning May 2007, was auctioned at legendary auction house Christie’s. The artwork was sold for over 69 million U.S. dollars which shocked not only the crypto art scene but also the mainstream. (Read more: Beep, Beep, Beeple?)

What are non-fungible tokens (NFT)?

Non-fungible tokens, in layman’s terms, are items that are not interchangeable, not exchangeable, not transportable, and not replaceable. Meaning that each NFT, more often than not, is distinct, unique, and easily verifiable. 

Anything can be an NFT; it could be an image, an audio, a video, a digital art, an in-game asset, a virtual land, and even actual real-life-objects. NFT arts are also known and considered as crypto art.

What is Graphika?

Graphika is an 18-year old art event that has acted as an arena for the most talented and imaginative creative forces in Asia and around the world. The gathering features various aspects of creativity such as in the fields of design, animation, illustration, and beyond. 

“Graphika has emerged as the must-see event among design professionals and students and has attracted over 30,000 attendees throughout its existence,” their website stated.

Aside from Beeple, the speakers for the conference also includes:

  • Cookie Studio
  • Matthew Encina
  • Super Bonfire
  • Jo Malinis
  • Burton Rast
  • Patrick Cabral
  • Mitsuko Ono
  • Territory Studio
  • Dan Fajardo
  • Manix Abrera
  • Soleil Ignacio

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