Digital/Mobile Art

In the digital age, artists have acquired new tools for creation including computers and mobile devices. This collection provides engaging background information about digital artists and art made using apps, computer graphics, and other digital tools.

  • App Art with Franky Aguilar

    Learn how artist, Franky Aguilar first started the wildly popular mobile art apps. Inspired by street culture, candy colors and internet iconography, Aguilar works with artists to create a fun and creative user experience. His main focus is to bring lesser known artists' work and display them on this platform to increase their exposure and to encourage more people to create art.

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    Grades: 6-12
  • The Evolution of 8-bit Art | Off Book

    Beginning with early Atari and Nintendo video games, the 8-bit aesthetic has been a part of our culture for over 30 years. As it moved through the generations, 8-bit earned its independence from its video game roots. No longer just nostalgia art, contemporary 8-bit artists and chiptunes musicians have elevated the form to new levels of creativity and cultural reflection.

    Grades: 9-12
  • The Art of Glitch | Off Book

    The fan art community is one of the most creative and active online. Taking pop culture stories and icons as its starting point, the fan community extends those characters into new adventures, unexpected relationships, bizarre remixes, and even as the source material for beautiful art. Limited only by the imagination of the artist, the fan art world is full of surprises and brilliance.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Generative Art | Off Book

    An intriguing combination of programmers, artists, and philosophers, these creators embrace a process that delegates essential decisions to computers, data sets, or even random variables.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Animation with M dot Strange

    Experience the animation of Michael Belmont, also known as M dot Strange, and meet his cast of characters.
    Grades: 6-13+