Posted on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 by Will Hagle
NeonMob allows collectors to discover new art and grow personal collections of limited-edition content created by top artists and creators from around the world.
NeonMob is an online marketplace for collectors and traders of an unusual commodity: limited edition digital art. The site approaches digital art forms the way more traditional, high art is regarded (as pieces that can be collected and owned by the individual). This is a brave strategy, especially in a digital world in which the fact that things are copied and shared amongst several difference has largely rendered ownership irrelevant. Still, NeonMob maintains that collecting is a “fundamentally human activity,” and it simply allows for humans to continue doing that activity online. Each piece hosted on NeonMob is given a specific “rarity gem,” which indicates how exclusive a a certain piece actually is. Each piece is numbered to ensure that what you’re purchasing is a one-of-a-kind item. Many pieces are also organized into sets, which can be purchased all at once.
In addition to offering a platform for collectors to buy and organize art, NeonMob also offers an opportunity for creators to sell their art. The site encourages anyone and everyone to create something to be sold via the platform. The result of this openness, and the digital media that NeonMob emphasizes, makes the site like a community for individuals that love creating and collecting. The site acts as the middleman between these two parties, but also makes it extremely easy for both sides to communicate with each other. The site is offers an ambitious but unusual platform in the digital art space, but hopefully one that’ll catch on with creators and collectors alike.