The most ubiquitous tool of the 21st century has to be Apple’s iPhone.
However, not every user spends their time text messaging and playing games. There is a cluster of creative professionals who are turning the contemporary tool into an art form.
The June 1 cover of The New Yorker featured a beautiful scene of a hot dog stand in New York City. Jorge Colombo produced the entire piece using the brushes application on his iPhone.
The iPhone makes it easy for artists to sketch without having to carry around all their art tools and notepads. You can even draw in the dark.
Disney artist Stef Kardos has also dispelled the myth that an iPhone isn’t a legitimate art utensil. Kardos posts his incredible digital portfolio on his Flickr page.
Fine art auction house, Christie’s, has upheld the importance of the iPhone for art. A recent application will allow iPhone users to view artwork on offer around the world and follow live auctions. A 250-year-old auction house is updating to the current era. I suspect an art gallery will soon have an iPhone exhibit too.
Last, the iPhone can be used to make music. United Kingdom band, The Mentalists, recently remixed MGMT’s popular song Kids entirely using iPhone applications.
The artist’s world is limitless. Inspiration can be found anywhere, and lately for the iPhone inspiration has been anything but stagnate. You could even say its been mobile.