Proving that all truly great ideas come from the deepest bowels of Reddit, the couple made famous by that Reddit proposal last summer has just launched a website for commissioning personalized artworks. Welcome to 2014.
The site, which debuted today, is called ArtCorgi. (Oh yes, folks—it’s corgi-themed.) Instead of having to scour the Internet tracking down random artists in different places, folks who use ArtCorgi can easily search for and commission work from a broad range of up-and-coming artists, all in one place.
Of course, the site isn’t for all you fans of classic Impressionism and Romanticism. The art for sale on ArtCorgi mostly consists of busty anime babes, Internet-inspired images, and also weird stuff like this. It’s basically the online equivalent of the poster section of Spencer’s gifts.
Simone Collins, the lucky recipient of the Reddit proposal, said the idea for ArtCorgi came when she realized how freaking hard it had been for her fiancé to put the proposal together. If you’ll recall, besides featuring a bunch of dumb memes, the proposal also included 21 art pieces highlighting special moments in the couple’s then-18-months-long relationship.
“I felt really bad after I found out,” she told Betabeat. “He emailed over 300 artists. He spent days just trying to negotiate terms with them.”
At the time, the pair had been working on a site called Gigaverse, which offered courses on starting a one-person business—without much success. “[It] launched in late September, and didn’t get traction,” Ms. Collins said. “We realized that no one really got excited about [Gigaverse], but they constantly talked about our proposal, and people wanted to know how to do it themselves.”
Now, you too can woo your Internet-obsessed loved one with personalized works of geeky art. Though Ms. Collins doesn’t think Reddit proposals are going to be a huge trend, “We do hope that commissioning art online will be,” she said.
Of course, we also had to hear the updates on the couple’s wedding plans. Would it somehow be live-streamed on the same site that romantically brought them together?
“We know that were gonna get married in 2015, in the summer,” Ms. Collins said. “We think were going to do something surprisingly offline, in St. Andrews, Scotland…we’re thinking of commissioning a bunch of art as a part of it.”