MEME Artist Series Week #3

The creativity is in the air with this week’s artist drops. We worked hard in bringing you a diverse and artistic selection of rare exclusive NFTs, only available on MEME!

4/28 — Wooden Cyclops

4/29 — Raf Grassetti

4/30 — Frank Wilder

Wooden Cyclops

Wooden Cyclops is first up to bat this week, and the bases are loaded with his iconic psychedelic artwork.

Wesley James (Wooden Cyclops) is a 2D artist /illustrator originally from Alaska but now resides in Portland OR. Much of his work is influenced by psychedelic trips, Mad magazine and 80s/90s skate culture. His art can be found on skateboards, guitar pedals, NFTs, Tour posters etc. He has previously worked and collaborated with a range of different people such as “Weird” Al Yankovic, TOPPS, Portugal the man and has been featured in High Fructose Magazine.

THE DROP

Wooden Cyclops is dropping “FAH Q” on 4/28 @ 13:37 EST

About the drop: Forming the organic subconscious and conscious thoughts and feelings into a world that can be viewed from the same psychedelic lens that most of my work sees through. Making a connection from a kid growing up in the 80s and 90s, looking through find-it books and exploring the micro of a larger world — to a futuristic digital space.

FAH Q (1 of 1)

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The winner of this auction will also be able to claim the physical painting of “FAH Q” which is a 16" x 20" painted with acrylic ink and collage on wood.

The winner may send their shipping information to dontbuy@dontbuymeme.com or contact us on Twitter.

When asked to describe the inspiration for “FAH Q”, Wooden Cyclops had this to say:

We wanted to get more insight into Wooden Cyclops’ creative process, this is what he said:

I was born and grew up in the Mat-su valley Alaska. At the time it was normal but after experiencing more of the world it seems like my perspective is a different one. A Lot of my work is sporadic and I feel the most comfortable when I’m tuned out of the present. I like to find the headspace I was in during a trip or lay down some lines in the middle of one.

Working digitally allows a lot of freedom to get in that space when it feels accessible and I can literally start working from anywhere. I think real life is boring in a lot of ways so i like to try to take myself and the viewer out of that bullshit for a bit.

Leftover Leon (10 of 10)

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Brain Dead Brian (50 of 50)

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Toxic Tony (100 of 100)

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Wooden Cyclops is dropping “FAH Q” on 4/28 @ 13:37 EST

Raf Grassetti

Grassetti is an artist working for the entertainment industry for the past 17 years. He contributed to over 20 titles during his career and won many art awards over the years. Currently located in Los Angeles, he is working as an Art Director at Sony Playstation for the God of War franchise and working on his personal art book, exhibition work, and crypto art.

THE DROP

Raf Grassetti is dropping “ 🍍Meme Kingdom” on 4/29 @ 13:37 EST

About the drop: Exploring human behavior through their emoji representations is like finding human nature in animals. The Internet culture evolved through emojis and the meaning that people created around the use of them. My collection is an attempt to make people think about how we evolved the internet culture over the years and the emoji representation.

🍍🐐 The Goat (1 of 1)

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🐑🧠 Paranoid (10 of 10)

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🙈🙉🙊 Monkey see, monkey do (100 of 100)

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🐦✔️ Verified (250 of 250)

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Raf Grassetti is dropping “ 🍍Meme Kingdom” on 4/29 @ 13:37 EST

When we asked Raf Grassetti about what he likes about $MEME and what we’re all about, he shared these kind words:

Feels like I’m home, I love the sense of community and art driving a culture that I’ve been a part of most of my life. Can’t wait to see where it will all go and to be a small part of it myself.

What else excites you about NFTs and/or DeFi?

The technology excites me the most, there is so much we can do as artists and platforms to connect more with a broader audience in the future. To make us as humans connect more with digital assets and change the perception of future generations about it. I myself feel very close to digital mediums as I’ve been working with it for the past 15 years, seeing the next generation being so close to it and accepting it really excites me to all the possibilities

Describe Creative Process — What makes your process unqiue?

I’ve studied to become one of the best digital sculptors in the world and most of my professional experience has been focused on creating video games. I had the pleasure to work for some of the most successful games ever made. I’m excited to mix both of those things in my personal collections and push the NFT space in the future. Really excited to see where it all goes and walk this path with everybody who supports my work.
-Raf Grassetti

Frank Wilder

Frank Wilder is back with his second drop on $MEME and “Once Upon a Time in Wilder World”

THE DROP

Frank Wilder is dropping “Once Upon a Time in Wilder World” on 4/30 @ 13:37 EST

About the Drop: Buckle up as The Wilders and El-Berlin embark on perhaps their most ambitious journey to date. A Metaverse mission, going boldly where no human or machine has gone before. As they climb aboard The SS Wilder, there is no telling where the next destination may be. It could be in the past, possibly the future, one thing is for certain and that is it will be light years away from the ordinary world. To go far, we go together, The Wilders are growing and stronger than ever. All paths lead to Zion, the first city inside of Wilder World.

Included in the 1 of 1 NFT is the first ever in-world footage of Wilder World, a rare glimpse inside the Timeless Temple where The Wilders will be hosting their first event, The Cyber Gala. The collector of this 1/1 NFT will also get a custom Avatar inside Wilder World.

Credits:
Frank Wilder — The Director
Jiyad Wilder — Visuals
Theos Wilder — SFX
Lefty Wilder — Design
Phoenix Wilder — Score
n3o Wilder — The Architect

Inside the Timeless Temple ( 1 of 1 )

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As mentioned previously, the collector of this 1/1 NFT will also get a custom Avatar inside Wilder World.

Boarding the SS Wilder ( 10 of 10 )

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Through the Metaverse ( 50 of 50 )

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Road to Zion ( 100 of 100 )

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Frank Wilder is dropping “Once Upon a Time in Wilder World” on 4/30 @ 13:37 EST

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