Judges Spotlight September 12, 2022

5 Questions with Webby Executive Judge Takashi Murakami

See below for few questions with Takashi Murakami, renowned artist, NFT pioneer and the 26th Annual Webby Awards Artist of the Year. Takashi is also a new Executive Member of IADAS, and will be lending his expertise to reviewing this year's Webby Awards entries!

With the 27th Annual Webby Awards Call For Entries now open, and the launch of an exciting new season at the Webbys, we wanted to shine a light on some of our fantastic new jurors who make it all possible. Meet Takashi Murakami, the award winning Japanese artist who is paving the way for the merging of art and NFTs. You can see his NFT project “Murakami.Flowers” on OpenSea here.


For those who don’t know, tell us a little about your background.

I am a Japanese contemporary artist.

What particular expertise are you bringing to the Academy?

Contemporary art.

What are you most looking forward to about reviewing this year’s Webby Awards entries?

I look forward to encountering people and projects that let me feel the era-changing power.

What creative work on the Internet has recently inspired you, and why?

Yuga Labs, because they changed the very rules of the NFT market.

What emerging technology or trend do you think will have the greatest impact on the creative industry?



Takashi Murakami at the 26th Annual Webby Awards
Watch the Red Carpet Interview

The 27th Annual Webby Awards Call For Entries is now Open! Enter to get your work in front of Takashi Murakami and our other esteemed judges by the Early Entry Deadline October 28, 2022.