NumbSkulls are a generative art collection of 10,000 minimally designed vector NFT characters. The collection is a study of minimal character design and iconography, by yours truly.
The collection is the most significant art project I’ve undertaken in my adult life, thus far. It represents the culmination of my skills and experience in minimal design, vector illustration, animation, web development, and more. Plus, the project has been my introduction into Web3 and cryptocurrency. It’s opened my eyes to a brighter vision of a democratized and decentralized future. But it’s more than that…
I began working on the project during a monumental period of my life — while my wife was pregnant with our second child, and shortly after Jack’s birth. And I will always associate the collection with this time in my life.
Creating an NFT collection is like creating a map of your mind. Each character trait, rarity design, and concept for the collection is imbued with my style and personality. The collection has become a part of me, and it’s the most personally satisfying work of art I’ve created. There have been countless hours of refinement and testing, creating and destroying, curiosity and learning. And each time I run a test generation, the results are full of surprises.
I believe digital art has always been an under-appreciated and undervalued form of art. While I always enjoyed creating digital art, the fact that it’s been so undervalued led me into the field of software design and development, just so I could pay the bills. However, NFTs are changing the perception of digital art. The blockchain legitimizes the art form by ensuring its originality. Which makes me excited to produce digital art once again.
NumbSkulls are art, design, collectibles, and a future brand.