The JPG newsletter: “we’re not vaporware anymore” edition
A very long list, albeit totally worth your browsing
Hey everyone, it’s been a while since I last wrote a newsletter installment and it’s due to the fact that I have to work. Exhibitions on JPG have been popping up every day, and since we’re still in Beta, feedback’s flowing and bugs are popping up every now and then.
We also onboarded three new people to help with community, product and development and all of that combined, means we’re growing, improving but unfortunately, this comes along with having less time to shitpost. Also, nobody told me that co-running a startup would mean spending most of my hours basically like this:
Venting aside, we’re really happy that the community is creating exhibitions, writing thoughtful essays and expressing themselves through JPG. So, in this newsletter installment, we’ll focus on celebrating the first creators. This time we’ll have to skip the ecosystem news and drops aspect of our newsletter, since I’ve not published for a long time, and creating a directory of exhibitions on JPG is due.
Before we get started with the exhibitions, I wanted to share an article that William wrote for our blog, on the role we play within the curation landscape and who are the people, organizations and platforms making it possible for curation within the NFT space to exist and eventually take the spotlight. Read it here.
RAW DAO by Shibboleth - that takes you through some of the best photography NFTs collected by the DAO
Cool Art by NFTerence - is cool, enough said.
Haute Cuisine by Eichenkundiger - Blitmaps in dialogue with Synthethik x Square for some pixel appreciation.
A World Of Fantasy by Mikebob - a great selection of fantasy game assets including Loot, Forgotten Runes and more.
Webchains by Mitch - a timeline of Ethereum NFTs, including cryptopunks, cryptokitties and some of the most famed ENS
On-chain art by Emre - the quintessential directory/exhibition on the ever expanding field of on-chain art.
Taking The Trash Out by Seeing Aliens - a humorous and prolific display of trash art and some extra gems from around the NFTsphere.
NFTs and Asian Culture by Rainbow - from digital fashion to the British Museum x LA Collection Hokusai postcards
House of Based Hype by Gokhan - a visual timeline of 2020 DeFi summer
I am a rock by Seamb - just check this one, it made me laugh, cry, everything.
💓 by YI - pink NFTs all over, pretty in pink, pink it was love at first sight
The Peaks by Jami - on-chain art that evokes landscape, elevation and movement.
Selfies by Gokhan - the best selfies in the NFT space. Check it, it is guaranteed to brighten up your day.
Superconceptual I by Gokhan - a selection of the best conceptual blockchain art
On Chain by Mikebob - after his fantasy games curation, Mikebob browses through on-chain art and creates a great exhibition. Be sure to read his essay.
Per Block Time of Existence by Gokhan - clocks, and time evocative artworks
Curated Personal Collections:
The Ascent Collection by Ascent - one of those wallets that will give you all sorts of feelings, but mostly envy and admiration.
Punk Pieces by 0x650d - 104 floor punks the collector swept in one go + an essay on the why.
Alchemy by CoinAlchemist - incredible generative art curated by one of the funniest and most respected community frens
Cloney Island by Bones - a personal collection of RTKFT x Takashi Murakami Clones
simpathy by SlowGrafittii - what can we say, we love your simp and we love the name of your exhibition and your collection
Magic Internet Time by Zerobeta - a personal collection of on-chain clocks
Numb by NFTerence - second curated experience of this collector, and a wonderful display of photography NFTs and eeedg’s work, among others
Solo exhibitions (including artist curated exhibitions):
THE GUILD: collab en masse - by Ejthek, a curated display of the collaborative artworks by the massive collective The Guild
Preliminary Death by Harm Van Der Dorpel - selected works from his 2015-2017 series Death Imitates Language
A Modest Collection by Gabe Wise - a retrospective of the works by the incredible eeedg.
High Up Close By by misha de ridder - their personal works, now “liberated” and recontextualized out of the marketplace where they were minted on
Unidentified by Depatched Mode - fantastic abstract art straight from the creator
Curated selections of Collections:
Phantom Tundra by Slowgrafittii - a selection of variousbooks.xyz
Blitmap Gallery by Niftypins - selected blitmaps and a great essay
The IRL ones (exhibitions that happened IRL and found a digital home within JPG):
On Blockchain Aesthetics by Gabe Wise - curated for the Capitale GN party at NFTNYC in November 2021
The Digital Miami Beach 2021- curated by Sofia Garcia and Kate Hannah - the generative art exhibition that everyone loved back in Art Basel Miami
Curated by the JPG team:
DEEP TIME - by Sam, the exhibition through which we live-tested JPG back in July 2021
SALT - by Figure31, 0xmons and JPG, the drop that gave us memes and a growing community of high sodium in blood aficionados, through which we tested the Gift Shop interface (which will come back at some point)
Virality And Virtuality - by yours truly, which I shared on the last newsletter installment, as a demonstration of a few alternative uses for JPG
0xmon Sleep Paralysis Demons - by Trent, where he celebrates the more anthropomorphically shaped 0xmons
Azuki Grails and Azuki Grails V2 - also by Trent, two exhibitions showing some of the most interesting Azuki pfps, and including an essay on the why
Non Fungible Poems - by William, that takes us through a legendary journey around literary NFTs, including a wonderful essay and great curator notes
Web123 - by me, on which I created a visual history of the “three webs”, through Dotcom Seance, Uniswap v2 LP NFTs, and some gems I dug up from OpenSea.
Confessions of a Copium Eater - by Sam, who’s created a cathartic exhibition of those NFTs that got away
The Pretender - by William, a curated selection of artworks he created since 2019
The Noundred - also by William, a selection of the first hundred Nouns minted by NounDAO
Well, seems that people like the JPG. We hope you enjoy their creations, we’re certainly over the moon about this.
See you next week!