The 10 best things about the new Bluethumb

You may have noticed Bluethumb has had a makeover. For those of you who don’t know what we do, we sell original art directly from Australian artists’ studios to buyers around the country. We give you the tools to find art you love. Not only does our new site look awesome, it’s also easier to use and has some great new features. For the last year we’ve consulted artists, collectors and art industry professionals using their honest, real world feedback to develop a superior online art marketplace. We’re thrilled with the results and can’t wait to show you around. Here are the ten best things about the new Bluethumb.

1. Beautiful high definition art

Detail of Day at the Beach by Claire McCall

Detail of Day at the Beach by Claire McCall.

The overwhelming feedback from artists and collectors is that they want to see as much of the artwork as possible. The advent of HD displays mean new details can now be seen that were previously hidden, so we’ve designed the new Bluethumb experience to be immersive on any device, with higher resolution images and video. We want people to be able to get lost in the art.

2. More art on the homepage

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We’ve given art the space it needs to shine on our homepage. The HD thumbnails are bigger and the simpler design makes room for more incredible art.

3. Curate your own collection

You can now signup to Bluethumb to give you your very own art gallery. Browse artworks and hit the favourite button to add them to your personal favourites collection.

4. Search your favourite colours

4If you love pink, or need something to suit your living room’s colour scheme, our new search feature takes you straight to the art you’re looking for. You can refine your search further by collection, medium, price and size.

5. More social

5aWe have a thriving community of artists and art lovers on all the best social networks. It’s easier than ever to see what’s happening on our Instagram with the new feed on our homepage, or simply follow the links on our homepage to connect with us on your favourite networks.

5bYou can also share your new discoveries and the artworks you’ve bought with one click using the social icons next to the art.

6. Art looks great on any screen

6Whether you’re using a desktop, tablet or smart phone, the new responsive design has been optimised and tested on all screens to make sure the art on Bluethumb always looks great and the user experience is second to none.

7. Curations by industry professionals

7Want to see art the professionals love? Our Curations page gives you the chance to see dream collections by people in the industry.

8. Buy a collection with one simple checkout

8 copySometimes one piece of art just isn’t enough. Our new multi-cart checkout makes buying a collection easy.

9. Get to know your artists

9 copyWe’ve given our artists the room to show you what they’re all about and showcase their portfolio in high-definition. Get up close and personal, follow your favourites, connect with them on social media and share their creations with your friends and family.

10. Find the perfect gift10

Our Gift Centre is there to give you a helping hand at finding the perfect present. Give the gift of choice with our Bluethumb Gift Vouchers, or browse our gift collections if you’re stuck for ideas.

Head over to the new to check it out for yourself.

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