For this drop, world-renowned motion artist Javier Arrés joins forces with story-based NFT art curator Not Fungible for its ongoing “Chronicles” series. Not Fungible has tapped Arrés to visually narrate the story of Bitcoin during the pivotal year of 2017.
Who is Javier Arrés?
Javier Arrés is a world-renowned motion / GIF artist and a 2019 London Art Biennale winner. Inspired by the sweeping views from his childhood home overlooking his hometown of Motril, Spain, Arrés is known for his manically detailed illustrations of fantastical scenery from cities, architecture, and machines.
He further brings these worlds to life through what he calls “Visual Toys.” Through these Visual Toys, Arrés invites the viewer into a fantastical world, inspiring them to give their imaginations free-range playtime.
Who is Not Fungible?
Not Fungible is a story-based NFT art curator bringing timeless masterpieces to the art industry. To help promote the next generation of art curation, Not Fungible runs the artist incubator, gathering the best talent in the space to learn, engage and curate exceptional work. The strands coalesce in the metaverse at Not Fungible’s landmark “Arts Complex” in Decentraland, home to exclusive events and the best NFT art gallery in the industry.
What is the Chronicles series?
Not Fungible’s inaugural signature series, “Chronicles,” uses exquisite NFTs to recount the most iconic moments in crypto. Each piece represents a year and is a chapter in the book of crypto history. Not Fungible has handpicked some of the most talented creative minds in the NFT art space to explore and contribute to one of the greatest stories ever told through art.
The Drop — September 22, 2022
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“Bitcoin Chronicles: 2017”
“Bitcoin Chronicles: 2017” visually narrates the most significant moments of 2017, a pivotal bull run year for Bitcoin. In one corner, a strange fluid divides Bitcoin into Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, representing the Bitcoin Cash hard fork.
Around the front, Bitcoins travel up a conveyer to a Japanese storefront and vending machine that distributes some strange and unknown Japanese product in exchange for Bitcoin, representing the momentous occasion of Japan accepting Bitcoin as a mode of payment.
The skull-laden roulette wheel narrates the Initial Coin Offering (ICO), when many projects made or lost fortunes in a matter of hours.