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#SHILL

SOLANA NFT/DEFI/TWITTER COMMUNITY

DOWN UNDER NFT

AN AUSSIE NFT PROHECT

DELIVering the goods

BRANDING

WHat exactly is ‘your’ image

ISSUE #29

0.025 ◎

THE GAME PLAN

The gaming space is booming

are you prepared?

CHEST FINANCE

Making your assets work for

you


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the Editor

Wise words or ramblings?

UNDER NFT

Digging deeper in this

interview.

BRANDING

CelestialBody talks

about the importance of

branding your style.

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THE GAME PLAN DOOMille has a look at

making a game plan when

it comes to gaming.

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PROBABLY NOTHING

23 Dropping, holding and

hoping

CHEST FINANCE V2.0

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An exciting product

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already now with new

features.

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CRYPTZERO

Still around. Still

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delivering quality and

value.

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Dropping, holding and

hoping

SOLANALYSIS

7D Volume rankings

MOVERS

SolsWatch analysis of

current NFTs on market.

UP & COMING

New section, where have these

artists been hiding?

ALPHA Mints

Keep an eye out for this artist!

URS ARTISTS ROYAL GANG

The one-of-one mints you

wish you had ALPHA about!

NFT MINTER

Just some of the NFTs

floating around lately

GRIFFIN interview

As interviewed by artscum.

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DOWN UNDER

NFT

Welcome to #Shill zine. To begin with, let’s find out a little about you the

team. Where are you based? How many people are working on this project?

And, what does the team bring to the Solana ecosystem?

Firstly, we want to take a moment to thank you for having us! We’re super

excited to join the Shill Zine family and are a big fan of the content and

platform you’ve provided for Solana projects. It’s great to see a reliable

source of information in the space.

About the team, we’re primarily a tight knit group of mates! We met at

university in Sydney, where we all studied mechatronics engineering. There

are five of us in total, each bringing their own diverse set of skills to the table.

This range of talent has helped us bring the project to life. Since we’re all

based in Sydney, we had opportunity to launch the project out of a bedroom

in the inner city. To say the least, we’ve had a lot of fun building this.

In terms of contributing to the Solana ecosystem, we’ve developed our own

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ole verification service, SolaBots! This was actually our first venture in the

Solana space as we noticed a lot of projects were struggling to access a

streamlined verification tool. Our team is passionate about providing value

to the Solana community beyond NFT Down Under and we’re actually in

the process of integrating a range of services such as sales, analytics and

minting on top of verification. Check out our Twitter @SolaBots and give us

a follow, especially if you run or know a project who could benefit from our

offerings!

Your concept for your NFT offering is a novel one. NFTs that are a plot of

land in Australia and can have user information stored for all to see. Can

you tell us a little about this idea and how it works?

For sure! The concept of digital land in Australia is the crux of the project

and defines how we provide utility to our holders. We wanted to move away

from the traditional “profile picture” project and pivoted to being a digital

land project. The concept behind this was to give our users a sense of

attachment to their NFT, by attaching art to a plot of land in Australia.

As a land owner, you have the ability to customise the land name and

description, giving you full control over the space. Further, we offer the ability

to plug your social media profiles such as Twitter and Discord, giving others

the opportunity to purchase your land or perhaps organise a collaboration

with you - if they like what you’ve done with the place.

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Taking a step back and breaking things down a bit, our NFT is an mp4 file

attached to a plot of land in Australia. To create the mp4, we feed an image

through our AI algorithm, which takes a string of text as input, and capture

the translation from the original image, to the stylised output. We have five

unique styles that form our art collection, which are then attached to five

land sizes – small, medium, large, huge and gigantic.

What’s more, we just released our fully integrated NFT art gallery, which

is embedded in our map. This provides land owners the opportunity to

show off their entire NFT collection. The same functionality exists for our

Community Partners, allowing them to shill their collection and gain eyes on

glass from various communities. We’re trying to promote cross-pollination

between projects and strengthen the Solana ecosystem.

Where does the team see this project going?

This is a great question! We’re committed to delivering on our roadmap

and maximising value for holders. A prime example of this is releasing our

integrated art gallery. The next step is to release our native token, $ROO

(DollaRoo). Our tokens can be re-invested into land, which increases the

lands inherent value. As you invest more tokens, you’ll level up your land,

where certain levels will unlock bonus features. There will also be a public

leader board so everyone sit and envy the most valuable land in Australia.

Once we’ve released our token, the next step is to mint the next state! So far,

we’ve only minted NSW and have six more states to go. This demonstrates

the scope we have to build out the project and validate this is a long-term

play. As an indicator, our conversations end in where we want to see the

project in six months’ time. As a small glimpse, our goal is to be the largest

digital land project on the Solana blockchain. We understand that true

success is often a marathon, not a sprint.

What’s more, we’ve got the opportunity to feature our artwork at the first

NFT exhibition in Australia, Emergence 2022 in March. We’re really looking

forward to showcasing our interactive map to prospective investors gather

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feedback to ensure we can continue to grow. This is just one of event we

have looming on the horizon in the next three months, it doesn’t end here.

Your project just finished its ‘round 2’ mint of NSW. Tasmania being minted

earlier. Both rounds have sold out. What are some of the ‘wow’ moments

you had during the first creations made by minters?

We’d like to take this opportunity to quickly talk about Tasmania! Tasmania

is land reserved for our community land partners. The majority of these

relationships have been forged via SolaBots and include projects such as

Frakt, BackDAO, Desolates, Furious Flowers, DeRuged Snakes, SolPunks

RussianPunkz, Neon.Game, the list goes on! To see the full list of our

partner projects, check out the Solana Land Community section on our map

at https://nftdownunder.art/map. We’ve got some exciting plans of how to

leverage this community space and build the Solana ecosystem together!

In terms of “wow” moments, we think the support and kindness of everyone

in the Solana NFT space is something that stands out. We’ve been

overwhelmed by the generosity and mindset of those we’ve talked to. It’s

refreshing to be see a culture built on wanting to see each other succeed in

their ventures!

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Your Discord is active for a membership of 3k. What are the types of things

your team runs to keep engagement high?

We’d like to take the credit for the engagement we’ve seen in our Discord,

but the truth is we’ve been blessed with an incredible community of legends.

Our mission was to create channels where everyone could connect on a

human level and learn from each other. Whether it be our “shenanigans”

channel (which focuses on beer chat) or the main chat, from day 1 we saw

deep connections established, fostering a diamond hands mindset within

our community.

Moreover, we focused on developing genuine connections with our users,


ealising that there are no shortcuts to this. We achieved this by us, the

devs, being super active in our channel, answering questions, listening

to feedback and actioning suggestions from our community. There’s no

substitute for authentically interacting with the extended team.

To compliment this, we’ll start running regular giveaway competitions again.

We’ve developed a core group of legends but with the release of our art

gallery and our token, plus with future mints of other states, we’re looking to

onboard new members.

Finally, I would like to thank you for your interview today with #Shill zine.

Once again, thank you for the opportunity to share our story with the Shill

Zine community! To all the readers, we appreciate the time you’ve taken to

learn about our project. We hope we can crack a beer with you in the Aussie

Metaverse one day, or IRL if you visit Sydney.

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https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/664710295

XtillGood


https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/664710228

The 128 Club


BRANDING

@celstialbody

This is only a somewhat experienced opinion everything is subject

to context. You may wonder why the hell you should even care about

branding, you're an artist after all not a company. Remove the idea of

a brand as a commercial entity from your mind.

A brand at its core to me is a consistent communication of a principal

or idea. NOT A LOGO. Now it sounds more familiar, after all is Pollacks

"brand" not instantly recognisable? Yes it’s a style but it’s more than

that, it's Warhol's personality, and Banksy's anonymity.

A brand should embody you as an artist. It does not need to be overt;

it does not need to be a 50-page design document describing the

rules of the aesthetics that make your art. A brand is what you want

to say about your work (and yourself if you want to)

Branding should flow easily into what you do, and when you feel like

you’ve lost your way it should be something to refer to that guides

you. It's how you present yourself in a digital space, the language you

use, the formatting for your auction tweets, as well as your style.

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You don’t need to go out and draw up plans for all of this, but you

should keep things consistent, and plans can help with that. You

don't need to pigeonhole yourself in to one singular aesthetic, but

you should remember what got you this far in your work. What is your

visual USP.

How does that USP feed into your online presence. My work is

all about reconnecting and expressing ideas and identities that

we need to feel and see more of in society. Its visual expression

with typography, hence the use of poetry in my tweets. That’s raw

expressive typography.

When you start to think about these things they become more

concrete, consider what you're trying to communicate with your work

and identity, it gives you a reference point for whether you're achieving

it. As importantly from a collector standpoint they know what they're

getting.

I missed a million things from this thread and there are plenty of

contradictory statements and debates to be had. The art of visual

communication is fluid and vast. Everything matters most in context,

and its best if it provides its own context so nothing gets lost.

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GAMING

game plan

@DOOMille

I wanted to write down/share my gameplan for the NFT gaming

space this year (which as of now is entirely in the $SOL ecosystem).

For reference I've been holding my buys/yet to make profits in the

2021 JPEG market and I'm still new to NFTs in general. I'm just a

guy with a lifetime of experience in the gaming industry and I have a

decent idea of what makes a project succeed or fail.

https://vimeo.com/user162426088

IMO 2022 is the year when building and substance matters for

projects, and patience is the key for investors. I think buying/holding

NFTs for solid gaming projects early in their development will be less

effort, less risk, and greater returns than JPEGs in 2021

Did you find a project that has a solid team, the game looks fun, it's

showing excellent progress towards their launch and the value prop/

tokenomics make sense for players? Then either mint or start buying

on secondary. You can't get spooked by price movement or a sinking

floor.

In fact, many buyers will panic sell below mint within 24-48 hours.

Take advantage. From that point, keep checking in and asking

yourself: is the team building and moving forward towards what

they've promised? Then keep accumulating. Are they lagging? Dump

and move on.

With the way things are going right now, the NFT oriented gaming

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model is immune to crypto carnies running the play of: “Narrative =>

Hype => Pump = Dump on Suckers” (Yes, of course a few scams are

going to fall through the cracks.)

Success for investors hinges on the opposite strategy: you DON'T

want to hype up a project when it's early. If you feel it has the plan

and team to be successful and is delivering, it's in your best interest

to keep it on the DL so you can keep accumulating and sniping rares.

My most confident play right now is @panzerdogs. They have a

highly qualified team showing consistent progress. The 3v3 PVP

game design has a full demo and is based on little three-minute

dopamine fixes that make you want to play over and over. It's a great

game regardless of P2E.

https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/665028055

You think I was gonna run around shouting about how everyone had

to buy into @panzerdogs like I was schilling an altcoin to pump my

bags? Absolutely not! You aren't going succeed doing that with the

current dynamics because the money is made buying low between

mint and launch.

(The only reason I'm even mentioning @panzerdogs here is that I've

already accumulated a lot of it below the current floor).

It's critical to note how this NFT value dynamic differs from the

previous token-oriented model @ZssBecker talks about in his videos.

That strategy centres on buying into a project and then selling into

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new liquidity that comes with massive hype to peak the price.

When the game value is attached to NFTs instead of coins, there are

a limited number of admission “tickets” available to join in the fun.

(This is why I love @KFSnft and its 1,212 membership limit by the

way).

As of right now I have no intention of buying tokens for games on

the open market, because the NFTs generate them for you. The one

exception so far has been @TinyColonyGame and their $TINY token,

but that's because their lands haven't minted yet.

https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/665028085

(I broke my own rule here and revealed a top project I love in @

TinyColonyGame because I want to get whitelisted for those NFT

Lands! DM me guys, hopefully it worked).

Because the value is in the NFTs, make sure you know the rarity and

value scheme within the game. For example, in @meekolony there's

no difference between rarities with in-game power or airdrop quality.

Those setups make it easier to buy into the floor and speculate for

cheap.

As @elliotrades mentioned, you're going to be far more successful at

crypto and NFTs when you play it as a team sport. Do you research,

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find a $SOL OG PFP community that you like. You'll be able to get

priceless alpha and even some excellent whitelist opportunities.

I was tipped off to @panzerdogs pre-mint in the @DeGodsNFT alpha

channel, and the @KFSnft alpha channel is another great one. Those

kinds of resources create so much value beyond the market price of

the NFTs for that community.

(Big shout out to the true top DeGod among @DeGodsNFT @

AussieNftGuy for being a BEAST when it comes to exclusives and

whitelists. The man is crushing it this week even while fighting

through COVID. Access to the man is worth a @DeGodsNFT on its

own).

I am all in on $SOL because it works, has a massive amount of

investment capital and WILL have dominant first mover advantage

by the end of Q1. The mass adoption retail wave you've been waiting

for could care less about the decentralization altruism many love so

much about crypto

The new retail money about to bust through the crypto/NFT doors

will want something that works, is fun, intuitive and can make them

money for playing video games. Right now and for the foreseeable

future, that is @solana and @phantom Wallet. Full stop.

One exception is that @enjin/@efinityio is positioned to be a big part

of this as well. We've yet to see what this ecosystem will do because

all of their strategy hinged on the Efinity network, which just got

approved for a $DOT parachain and will launch in March.

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The $ENJ + $EFI model is based on a turnkey system that will allow

video game publishers to seamlessly incorporate blockchain and

NFTs into their games within the background so that players don't

see and won't even be aware of the complicated wallet stuff.

Building a huge budget game is difficult enough, so it makes a lot

of sense for those companies to go “Yeah, let's just go for the $EFI

solution so the NFT and blockchain structure is taken care of and we

don't have to think about it.”

We don't know what partnerships $ENJ currently has lined up and

have yet to see its platform truly unleashed, so it's hard to predict

their place in the market. If I had to guess, in 2022 I think we'll see

at least one AAA studio weaving NFTs into a big title using @Enjin.

I can see @enjin positioned as the AAA publisher, and @solana in

the niche of Indy game platform. The big publishers that would use

$EFI in this scenario have a massive infrastructure of overhead to

maintain, which means less revenue going back to token and NFT

holders.

In 2022 AAA may base payouts like we already see with their

esports: top heavy and giving out most of the prize pool to pro level

tournament champions. $SOL could be positioned as community

oriented and have an ecosystem that spreads out rewards in a more

equitable way

Just like minting and accumulating, my sell signal will be based on

development. This space is evolving at such a rapid pace, and it

won't take much for a project to lag and lose most, if not all of its

value. Watch out for empty promises of future updates.

Based on the level of current technology and acceleration, I expect

we'll advance from today's Atari 2600 era to PS1 level by the end of

2022. The skill for making money is going to be knowing when to

sell/scale out at a game's peak and pivot to the next opportunity.

I could be wrong, but like any bull market I think it's going to be hard

to lose money this year in NFT gaming. The risk hinges on not going

diamond hands with Pong when Tomb Raider is around the corner.

Don't misconstrue "hard to lose money" because as always, it's

important to warn that NFTs are highly risky. But I see far less risk

in the NFT model of crypto gaming because again, it'll be based far

more on substance and not much on hype. You will see the builders

building.


If you're not a dummy and can do basic research/invest in tangible

progress, it's unlikely you're going to get straight up rugged. It's also

much harder to dump an NFT collection and crash the floor to the

point of no recovery compared to coins in the traditional crypto

market.

So don't obsess over hitting home runs. Look for projects that are

positioned to make solid contact at the plate and go from there.

You're going to have your strikeouts but be aware of those risks in a

project when you buy in and sell when needed before the floor falls

out.

Otherwise, hold and accumulate where it's merited. Profits will

come months later, right before and after launch.

@panzerdogs floor is already at 3.5 $SOL after the 1 $SOL mint,

and they have barely even started. Selling before the game is fully

released would be silly.

Again, I have no idea what I'm doing :) I don't think any of us do

right now. If I've learned anything in my short experience with NFT

gaming, it's that we'll see major leaps in the blink of an eye. So,

dump when you need to. Devotion to a community is only as good

as its project

Most of all, have fun! Focus on profit, but also enjoy the process.

This is SUCH an exciting time for this space. Here and now is

something you'll be telling stories about in ten years, just like sitting

around talking nostalgia over the fun you had playing NES games

as a kid.

https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/664710016


https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/664710188

SolDemonClub


PROBABLY

@joemccann 42.9K Followers

NOTHING

Risk taking is the purest form of virtue.

Entrepreneur. Angel Investor. Margin Trader.

NFT collector. @monkedao & @ftx_official

from Day 1.

Ethereum is not web3,

it is a subset of

web3.

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CHEST

finance- evolving

$CHEST v2 —Introducing Pirate NFTs, Treasure DAO & Tokenomics,

IDO, Retroactive Airdrop, Leveraged Yield Chests, and more

Warning: The following article contains a lot of alpha. If you have

any questions, please join the conversation on discord.

SOLANA, JAN 10, 2022—Over the last month, $CHEST launched the

first ever structured product and yield generating chest on Solana,

attracted over $10m+ TVL, generated over 50%+ APY across

Chests… and did all of this without a single dollar from VCs.

In line with the protocol’s decision to raise $0 from VCs, $CHEST is

now entering the next chapter of its mission towards community

ownership, community rewards, and community empowerment:

Introducing the Pirate utility NFT, the Treasure DAO and $CHEST

Token, retroactive airdrops, and all new leveraged yield chests

(50–200% APY).

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Following in the footsteps of GenesysGo’s Shadowy Super Coder

NFTs and DAO, Lifinity’s Flares NFTs, $CHEST is announcing its

own Pirate NFTs.

Pirate NFTs will play 2 fundamental roles in the $CHEST protocol,

and will earn superpowers in the Treasure DAO:

I) Receiving 12% $CHEST tokens at the Chest IDO.

This is the most important utility to us. The protocol strongly

believes that the biggest winners in DeFi should be the community,

so to level the playing field with larger VC entities who monopolize

access to early seed rounds, NFT holders will receive direct

allocation in the $CHEST network. There are no hidden features

here. Every NFT will be entitled to a proportional share of 12%

$CHEST tokens at the Chest IDO, regardless of whether the entire

NFT collection sells out or not. The distribution will be linearly

vested over 1 year, with a bonus reserved for those who hold for the

entire year.

II) Up to 120% Compounded Governance Voting Power

This is the one we are most excited about. Holders of the Pirate

NFT will receive compounded governance votes. This means that

for every N number of $CHEST tokens, the holder can have up to

1.2 * N voting power (essentially an additional 20% of virtual voting

$CHEST tokens!), depending on the number of NFTs owned.

Ex: Alice holds Pirate NFTs and 64,000 $CHEST tokens. When

voting at the Treasure DAO, she now has 64,000 x 1.2 = 76,800

tokens to vote with.

This creates 2 important dynamics for the token and NFTs. The

most loyal users will benefit the most as they will be NFT holders,

active DAO participants, and large token stakers allowing them to

amplify their voices across DAO decisions, as they should, since

they have the most at stake. This also generates very strong utility

and value for the NFT as the value can theoretically be pegged to

the value derived from the largest token holder, so if a whale holds

1M $CHEST tokens, and he can derive 200,000 voting powers from

the NFT, that should theoretically be the value of the NFT.

The voting power also compounds in an increasing manner. For

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every additional NFT, the vote multiplier is multiplier by 2, for

a maximum of 1.2. So, for the first NFT, the voter will receive

1.00625x extra votes. For the second NFT, the voter will receive

1.0125x, then 1.025x, then 1.05, then 1.1, and finally 1.2.

The voting multiplier per NFT will be restricted to a max number of

tokens that can be multiplied. Implementation will be detailed in a

separate follow up article.

Minting and Drop details

So how do you get in on this?

The NFT mint date is scheduled for January 19th, 2022, powered

by the Metaplex candy machine. Only 10,000 will be available. Save

the date!

The exact minting price, time, and site will be announced in a follow

up article and announcement.

Follow updates here:

•Discord: discord.gg/chest

•Twitter: https://twitter.com/chestfinance

Powering the future of Chest protocol, structured products, and

yield generating defi on Solana will be the Treasure DAO, and

$CHEST tokens.

The DAO will play the pivotal role of determining protocol

parameters, chest token rewards, and more. The $CHEST token will

be the voting token in the network.

Most importantly, the DAO will enable a vote locking mechanism,

whereby stakers will be able to boost locked staking rewards,

determine rewards and reward distribution on Chests, similar to

Curve’s model.

$CHEST Tokenomics

•Total supply: 100bn

•The treasury is used for Chest emissions to

stakers, makers, and ecosystem expansion

plans, as voted by the DAO. 0.5% is currently

earmarked for maker emissions up until the IDO,

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at which point the DAO will vote on future maker

emissions.

Finally, as the first to launch structured products on Solana, Chest

is excited to announce that it will be the first protocol to launch

leveraged yield chests.

Leveraged yield chests will allow you to stake into leveraged chests,

that are higher risk, but also much higher reward. This means that

the potential APY is boosted by many factors, but losses can also

be amplified.

Leveraged chests will not be for everyone but will allow users to

take on higher risk yield, something that does not exist currently on

Solana.

We know this was a lot of information to digest, so here is the

recap:

1.The pirate NFT mint is on January 19th, 2022 and will

allow holders to receive 12% of network tokens, and up

to 120% multiplier on voting abilities.

2.Treasure DAO and $CHEST token will enable direct

ownership of the protocol for its users. The IDO will be

announced in a follow up announcement.

3.Early stakers will be rewarded 12% of token supply.

4.New Leveraged Yield Chests will enable exposure to

high risk, high APY chests.


CRYPT

zero

@CryptZero

CryptZero is a series of

unique collectible avatars /

personal profile NFTs with on

the Solana blockchain with

themes revolving around the

horror genre. CryptZero is

currently in Season 2 with the

theme of “Ghosts”. CryptZero

is designed from the ground

up to last years and scale with

overall NFT adoption without

diluting the value of existing

releases:

The images are to be released in multiple seasons,

each having a different subject. Each season lasts

approximately 3 months (to reflect real world

seasons)

Royalty shares for future seasons are given to

random holders of the current season (Royalty

Giveaway).

Bonus airdrop occurs mid-way through season to all

current season holders.

Future seasons scale in edition size to reflect the

growth of the nft ecosystem.

Token darwinism: Unclaimed tokens are removed from the

collection at the end of each season in order to maintain

equilibrium with demand wthout creating artificial scarcity.

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https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/664710016

GooneyToonsNFT


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AyyyNFT


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culturehacker

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SOLANALYSIS 7D volume

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TOP NFTs / TOP Gainers

The Astronaut @thexastronaut

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MOVERS UNDER & OVER 2Sol

SolsWatch

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UP & COMING

projectdeepr


itslordof


UP & COMING

pupeilustra


UP & COMING

TinyDrawings


Resistt_


ALPHA


sikedelic


TinyDrawings


ALPHA

Fallen


XeonSol


ALPHA

scornhex


ALPHA


Keezerfeld


Chaboola


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https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/665047995

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https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/665027980

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GRIFFIN interview

https://artscum.org/griffin-dzmura-mcguire-painter-usaunpublished-submission/

Statement:

The looking glass has broken, we must brave the Kaleidoscope

mirage…

Q: Who are you?

I’m Griffin, an artist on the other

side of a degree in Philosophy

from UC Berkeley. My favorite

mediums are acrylic paint and

ink. One of my aims is to invite

viewers into another world, one

which will remain with them

in the hidden alleyway of the

subconscious mind.

Q: Darkness is not only the

absence of light. What more

is lurking in the shadows (of

mind)?!

Shadows conceal, but also

provide form and feature.

The play between shadow

as a metaphor and shadow

as absence of light provides

an interesting field of exploration. In my work I often explore

autonomously without intention. I feel that this allows me to explore

the shadows in my own mind without censorship.

Q: What is the most important taboo in art?

For me, I find the association of a price tag with a piece of to be a

taboo that is worthy of deeper exploration. Many of the artists that

are most widely spoken of are known in part due to the notoriety of

their sales volume as opposed to the questions their work explores.

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In this strange dynamism between value and creativity there’s much

more to think on and is one of the reasons I decided to move my

digital work into the blockchain space.

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Q: Why is the beauty in ugliness so fatal?

Art is not just a pursuit of Beauty. In the unsettling, and disturbing,

a whole range of emotions which are under-explored and critical to

artistic exploration are able to be brought into the open.

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Q: What question would you ask the most evil person on this planet?

Though I’m not sure there’s someone who is the most evil, I’ll ask

them if they enjoy Pineapple on pizza.

Q: The world seems to become more and more a violent, unkind

place. Greed and egoism seems to be the only impulse of any

change. Did mankind still have

the chance to build a peaceful, sustainable world for every living and

feeling being or would it be better if somebody dispose everything in

the sewer of the evolutionary failure?

From my perspective, it seems that history shows us a world in

which violence is the norm. We see much more of the ugliness in the

world with news and the advances in new media, though this doesn’t

imply that the world is actually more violent than it was in the past.

A new slate, a Tabula Rasa, can be an appealing idea but in practice

only leads to forgetting our standing as humans and moves us away

from working on the problems we face.

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