John Maeda

Morisawa 7, 1996/2024

Non-fungible Token ERC-721 and C-Type print on photo paper

41 x 29 inches

Series of 10

John Maeda has produced a series of unique Morisawa prints in red hues for the Awaken, Metamagical Hands exhibition at Gazelli Art House in 2024.

First released in 1996 and rendered in black, these prints were inspired by the techniques of Shikō Munakata, a master of Japanese woodblock printing, and reflects the evolving practices in digital typography. The original series was awarded the Tokyo Type Directors Club Gold Prize and is part of the permanent collection at MoMA in New York.

Each print is certified by Verisart with an ERC-721 token. The token serves as the print’s certificate of authenticity and should not be traded separately.

About John Maeda

John Maeda (b. 1966) is Vice President of Design and Artificial Intelligence at Microsoft. An American technologist and designer, his work merges business, design, and technology to champion the "humanist technologist." Previously, Maeda served as Chief Technology Officer of Everbridge and was President of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He also worked as a research professor at the MIT Media Lab, advancing computational design, low-code/no-code, and creative commerce. As an artist, Maeda redefined electronic media in art by blending computer programming with traditional techniques, and pioneering interactive motion graphics on the web. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Cartier Foundation in Paris, and he has held solo exhibitions in London, New York, and Paris.

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Token Standard: ERC-721
Blockchain: Ethereum
Metadata: Frozen and decentralized
COA: Verisart Certified

Morisawa 7