Ahoy and GM, weary traveler.
Traversing the vast expanse of the world’s largest NFT marketplace has become a bit daunting, hasn’t it?
Well fret not. I’ve been venturing far and wide with the simple goal of unearthing the most innovative and awe-inspiring NFT projects out there!
In this weekly column, I’ll share all sorts of discoveries with you — big, small, new and old. So all aboard the S.S. WAGMI to marvel at what I’ve found whilst Sailing the OpenSea …
Hausphases is the genesis NFT project from haus — a recently established community of digital and physical artists and enthusiasts. Featuring 7,786 NFTs, this collection is the first of many haus projects set to drop throughout 2022.
Aside from being highly-detailed pieces of digital art, hausphase NFTs act as a sort of raffle ticket, redeemable for any of haus’ forthcoming projects. As haus recently unveiled its second project, Muri, the hausphase floor has experienced a bump, settling around 0.75 ETH.
MEV Army is the first large-scale PFP collection from influential artist x0r. Featuring 9,999 animated NFTs, MEV Army is billed as a regime of “shadowy super coders lurking in the Ethereum dark forest, ready to exploit transactions and extract profit.”
MEV, standing for Miner Extractable Value, is part of x0r and his brother 3LAU’s continuing efforts to educate NFT enthusiasts on the tech at work behind nonfungible tokens. Considering both x0r and 3LAU’s prestige in the NFT space, it’s a bit of a surprise that the current MEV Army floor is only 0.28 ETH.
Interleave Genesis is the first NFT drop from a new NFT production team created by prominent NFT collector/influencer Loopify. The collection originally launched as an open edition and now consists of 8,547 NFTs.
Set to be an NFT production studio, Interleave will focus on the media section of the NFT market, something Loopify feels was underexplored in 2021. As this genesis collection sets the stage for 3D films, animes, mangas, hyper-casual games, and more to come, the current floor has reached a low price of 0.08 ETH.
CryptoMories is a hand-drawn PFP collection created by crypto-artist iwwon. The collection was launched back in October and features 10,000 skeleton-themed NFTs.
Inspired by the Latin phrase “memento mori” — which translates to “remember that you have to die” — CryptoMories was conceived, as its creator has said, as a “reminder that life is good.” These lovable little skeletons have become an NFT community favorite, with the floor currently sitting at 1.19 ETH.
fRiENDSiES is a growing AI and AR NFT collection by influential artists FriendsWithYou. Currently, the collection consists of 799 NFTs of a single, edition piece called the “Super Golden Cloud Key.”
The fRiENDSiES project launched with “fRiENDSiES 00001” which was auctioned off at nft now x Christie’s “The Gateway.” In the near future, fRiENDSiES NFTs will allow collectors to access an on-chain character builder where they can customize and mint their own unique fRiENDSiES NFT. The current fRiENDSiES floor is 4.5 ETH.
Dr. ETHvil’s 3D FrankenPunks is a new CryptoPunks derivative project created by the artist who minted the influential 3DPunks collection towards the beginning of 2021. This new collection features 10,000 NFTs with aesthetics akin to something a mad scientist might bring to life.
This new endeavor seems to have taken the Bored Ape Yacht Club’s mutant serum idea and integrated it directly into a hand-crafted, large-scale batch of 3D CryptoPunks. As “mutated” NFTs have been all the rage in the past few months, the current 3D FrankenPunk floor has reached 0.19 ETH.
MxSe is a collection of original, freehand doodles created by multimedia artist NessyFT. Consisting of 50 NFTs, the collection features 5 editions of 5 and 45 one-of-ones.
Created with oil paint before being minted on the blockchain, each MxSe comes with a claimable 12 x 16″ physical copy. As the first small batch project from black crypto-artist NessyFT, the collection sold out quickly and is now only available via OpenSea secondaries with a floor of 2.2 ETH.