September 25, 2021•598 words
Hello Everyone! This will be the first blog post in my Introducing: AlgoNFT Collections & Artists series. The intention is to spread awareness of various projects in the space. These introductions consist of information from conversations, as well as information provided by creators Twitter accounts + Gallery pages. Make sure to check out the artists collections & reach out them!
AB2 Gallery Description: 2021 is proving explosive for the Algorand ecosystem, and I thought it would be novel to document this growth via a series of 88 lo-fi haikus (88 being a lucky number around Asia). After the first five were released, I've decided on the following:
55 exclusives (aka. rare): 4/4 - 16.00A
22 superiors (aka. ultra rare): 2/2 - 32.00A
11 laureates (aka. unique): 1/1 - 64.00A
Hoping to include a series of collaborations with the Algo NFT community.
Twitter Handle: @CryptoPav1
Twitter Description: The unofficial Haijin of Algorand, documenting the inexorable rise of the world’s finest blockchain via the medium of haiku.
Let's Get into it!
I had a pleasure getting to know Crypto Pav. I really enjoy projects that push the limits of what an "NFT" actually is. Algorand is a newer ecosystem, & as such, we're bound to see a lot of changes to the space in the coming years. Algo Haiku is a collection that stands apart from the pack. Whereas most NFT creators use NFTs to express visual content, Crypto Pav chooses to express through the Japanese Poetry form Haiku.
Crypto Pav has resided in Asia for nearly a decade, but originally hails from Britain. Crypto Pav has been in the crypto space for the last year, "just in time for the for it to crash earlier this year." Nonetheless, they've remained diamond handed & very involved in Algorand + the evolving ecosystem. Crypto Pav discovered the Opulus Project early on and quickly integrated themselves into the community. While Crypto Pav can't say what made them start throwing haikus into the mix, it has turned out well, and helped build great relationships in Opulus & around the various Algorand Bazaars (Love that word).
Speaking on Opulus, Crypto Pav love's what Opul Chief Lee parsons is developing in the music NFT space, & is particularly attracted to the international community that is emerging around Opulus, with admins spanning countries such as Brazil, Algeria, Hungary, & Sri Lanka.
"Life is always more interesting when diverse cultures blend, particularly where the unique conversational style of Aussies and Kiwis enter the mix…;)" ~ Crypto Pav
Diving into Algo Haiku:
The Haikus in the collection serve as a permanent record celebrating various aspects of development in NFT's and the Algorand Ecosystem as a whole.
In Crypto Pav's Own Words: "My plan is to release 88 haikus (that being a lucky number in Asia) over the coming weeks and months; four so far have focused on the OPUL launch, YBG cult, El Salvador and BTC, and ALGO’s successful Sept."
The project is constantly evolving, with Crypto Pav utilizing different approaches to releasing, minting, quantities, & prices for NFTs in the Algo Haiku collection, but will eventually settle on a more permanent schema for the series.
Crypto Pav is also interested in Collaborating with other Artists in the space, & has already released a collab with @AlgoTheOwl related to 100m dollar deal between Algorand & the Drone Race League.
In Crypto Pav's own words, The Algo Haiku Collection is "an experimental and hopefully engaging way to capture the evolution of Algorand at this pivotal time in its lifecycle. "
Awesome project! I encourage everyone to check them out!