Renowned digital artist Yiying Lu, who brought us the iconic Twitter Fail Whale and Dumpling & Boba Emoji, presents “New Kids on the Block” in partnership with BlockShow (Powered by Cointelegraph), featuring a 1/1 edition, $1 collectors raffle, and a mystery box collection of magical creatures of WEB3, including the ShibaCorn, LlamaCorn, KittyCorn, to celebrate the community spirits of Blockchain and Web3. This drop was also created to celebrate the launch of BlockShow DAO (powered by Cointelegraph) — a community-owned gathering.
Buyers of the Mystery box will have a 28% chance to win a BlockShow ticket, which can be used to attend one of their upcoming events. These tickets will be considerably more expensive when the actual ticket sales start down the road. Owners also get OG status in BlockShow DAO and Oaziz DAO Discords community for all NFT holders. NFT holders can come to Discords and claim tickets to BlockShow and OG statuses.
About Yiying Lu
Yiying Lu is an award-winning artist, entrepreneur, educator, and bilingual speaker who creates iconic designs and brands that transcend linguistic barriers, unite people and enchant audiences worldwide. Lu has worked for brands from Disney to Microsoft and built brands for hundreds of companies as a creative director at 500 Startups and the first global creative collaborator at IDEO Shanghai.
Lu speaks to our global community with a universal language rooted in creativity through iconic illustration and design. Rich symbolism and visual storytelling are key elements of her artwork, deeply inspired by her experiences as a global citizen of the world.
Focusing on universal themes like food and nature, Lu highlights our human experience, prompting the realization that we are more alike than we may think; integrating art and technology as a bridge to connect global audiences, inspire togetherness and cultivate community.
In the Press
- BBC: “How Designing Emojis Became My Calling“
- Forbes: “Yiying Lu’s Journey Across the World to Empower Tech Startups Through Art“
- Fast Company: “How The Dumpling Democratized Emoji“
- New York Times: “A Successful Failure“
- Los Angeles Times: “A Boba Emoji Is Coming. Meet the Woman Who Designed It“
- BBC: “The Little-Known Human Stories Behind Emoji Designs“
For more press, visit Yiying Lu’s website.
Check out our Interview with Yiying Lu: Cultivating Community Through Creativity to learn more about Lu’s background and what inspires her work!
In March 2022, BlockShow announced its transformation into a DAO to bring the ownership economy to the events space by allowing people to share a stake in the events they like and communities they are part of.
Everyone can become a part of the event, contribute, and be highly rewarded for their contribution. This is the core value of Web3, and they see events as the most natural gateway to this world.
The New Kids on the Block series will include a one 1/1 edition, a Mystery Box, and a collector’s raffle.
Edition of One
Pricing: Accepting Offers Only
*No reserve price. 48 hour auction.
Open Limited Editions
Pricing: $88 USD / Edition
Try your luck with the Mystery Box and claim a rare mystical creature. Upon purchase, you will be assigned a creature from the Magical Mystery Box based on the following probabilities:
- Unicorn 8%
- Llamacorn 18%
- Bullcorn 18%
- Kittycorn 28%
- Shibacorn 28%
*Open Editions will be available for purchase for 48 hours only (ending Friday, 4/8/22 at 3:30 PM PT / 6:30 PM ET). The number of editions purchased during this time period will determine the number of editions minted.
$1 Collector’s Raffle
Pricing: $1 USD
*Raffle only for new and existing collectors of Yiying Lu.
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