At the peak of @tw1tt3rart’s popularity, the press wrote frequent articles about the #twitterart trend and @tw1tt3rart in particular, as the most well known among the artists at the time. A handful of high profile advertising agencies and clients commissioned illustrations. And, of course, many well known Twitter users, including celebrities, brands, and the Twitter-famous, retweeted @tw1tt3rart’s creations.
Press coverage of @tw1tt3rart
Business insider (slideshow) https://www.businessinsider.in/15-Unbelievable-Things-You-Can-Tweet-In-140-Characters/Heres-another-way-to-illustrate-your-tweets-/slideshow/37109225.cms (profile) https://www.businessinsider.com/15-unbelievable-things-you-can-tweet-in-140-characters-2014-6
Observer (Now This News / 2012 election) https://observer.com/2012/11/last-nights-real-winner-was-now-this-news-which-narrated-the-election-on-twitter-using-ascii-art
Daily Dot (#twitterart) https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/artists-twitter-twitterart-tw1tt3rart/
Daily Dot (Nike Running Japan) https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/nike-twitter-art-matthew-haggett/
Daily Dot (Now This News / 2012 election) https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/reporting-election-twitter-ascii-art/
Creativity Magazine (subscription only, image below — Bravo Agency ‘Holitweet’ collaboration)
Select work for high profile agencies and brands:
Chevy Volt. (agency: SS+K) My first major commission was for Chevrolet’s 2011 North American car of the Year win (Chevy Volt), posted to their now-defunct @ChevyVolt account.
US Post Office (USPS). @USPS highest-engagement tweet for the year 2020
UN Environmental Program (UNEP)
Nike Running Japan (website). (agency: W+K) My weirdest commission, a diagonally-scrolling interactive website built entirely on unicode illustrations. (no longer published)
Now This News (election 2012 collaboration). I collaborated with Huffington-post offshoot Now This News to create an election night 2012 Twitter Art event following the progress of the presidential contest, with a series of Tweets posted as states- then the national contest- were called.
Nike Basketball (agency: W+K)
Converse / Andy Warhol Foundation (agency: W+K)
Holitweet. (agency: Bravo Agency, self-promotion). See press feature above.
I am available for commissions and licensing. Contact me to find out more.
Old-school, RT button, and copy-and-paste… they all count.
There will never be a higher (Twitter) honor than being retweeted by the main Twitter account.
Well, having Twitter co-founder Biz Stone say “Wow” about my project is up there…
Ashton Kutcher, the original Twitter celebrity power-user, retweeted my Two and a Half Men illustration the day of his premier on the show.
Shepard Fairy, one of my favorite artists, retweeted an #Anon illustration
The Pompidou Center, one of my favorite art museums, retweeted a drawing of a space invader
A lot of my art has spread by copy-and-paste, like this 9-11 @tw1tt3rart illustration copy-pasted by Vinny Guadagnino, cast member from The Jersey Shore, which got more retweets than any original post of mine (18K+)
Other highlights include artists & entertainers:
Neil Gaiman (@NeilHimself)
Tom Cruise (@TomCruise)
Wayne Coyne (@WayneCoyne)
Amanda Palmer (@AmandaPalmer)
MC Hammer (@MCHammer)
Brands and things:
Red Bull (@RedBull)