Explore the world of Cardano NFTs
Originally announced in December 2021, Fibo (formerly known as Fiborite) is a new Cardano NFT marketplace developed by EMURGO, the official commercial arm and a founding entity of the Cardano blockchain.
Fibo empowers artists, musicians, and collectors, by providing a simple-to-use platform to mint, buy, and sell NFTs.
Playing a powerful role in the Web3 transformation to a decentralized, blockchain-based online environment, NFTs have brought a new paradigm where artists, musicians, and brands can now directly tokenize, own, and transact their creative work via a NFT marketplace utilizing blockchain technology.
As a Cardano NFT marketplace, Fibo leverages Cardano’s third-generation and environmentally-sustainable blockchain that is fast, verifiably secure, and comes with reasonable transaction fees.
In this Part 2 blog, we are introducing five more unique artists and their NFTs that will eventually be available to Fibo users in this four-part artist introduction blog series covering all of the genesis artists.
Japanese calligraphy, anime art, neon photography, and more
1) Kimika Baba - Preserving the beauty of ancient Japanese calligraphy
Kimika Baba is a Japan-based calligraphy artist working to preserve and promote the beauty of Japanese calligraphy.
Kimika Baba’s Fibo NFT drop collection includes traditional and contemporary calligraphy work as well as vibrant, calligraphy renderings of requested names.
“I want to create artistic works that can make people smile. Of course, I like traditional expressions of calligraphy. However, I would also like to be able to create new things and challenge myself artistically.” - Kimika Baba
2) New Mindflow - Original authors of “Trybbles” and “Icons” NFTs
Actively involved with the Cardano NFT and broader crypto community, New Mindflow is a team of filmmakers, photographers, entrepreneurs & multidisciplinary artists, that usually refers to themselves as “one artist in two bodies.”
As the well-known authors of “Trybbles”, an individually handcrafted trading card NFT collection featuring the cutest and most adorable space robots and of “Icons”, the first Cardano collection with an NFT transacted through a smart contract. The open-source smart contract was fully embedded on-chain and also paid a royalty to New Mindflow once successfully executed.
New Mindflow’s aptly named Fibo NFT drop “The GM Collection” is about a state of mind, an attitude, a feeling, and a projection towards your fellow travelers upon the beginning or morning of this wonderful journey.
“In February of last year, when we found out NFTs were about to become a reality on Cardano, we were immediately drawn to the space as at that point we were already aware of Cardano and felt in sync with its broader vision and foundations. We’ve been active in the CNFT community ever since, as well as the larger Cardano/Catalyst communities.” - New Mindflow
3) CryptoBasho - Democratizing the world of anime
CryptoBasho is an international producer and co-creator of CryptoBashō, a project associated with the CryptoAnime initiative (www.cryptoani.me) where passionate stakeholders in the crypto, gaming, and anime/manga industries leverage the innovations of blockchain technologies to pioneer new revenue models and financing opportunities.
CryptoBasho envisions building an ecosystem where innovative digital assets are designed and created to sponsor the next generation of anime/manga-inspired artists and works.
CryptoBasho’s NFT drop on Fibo “CryptoBashō'' is a generative manga-style of Profile-Picture (PFP) NFTs inspired by Matsuo Bashō, a real historical figure born in Ueno, Japan in 1644 to a family of samurai descent. CryptoBashō is a representation of Bashō in our modern day, traveling throughout the African continent on a mission to find, inspire and support local artists dreaming of creating and telling meaningful stories as manga and/or anime series.
“My goal is to bring change into the current manga/anime industries in how artists/creators are compensated, incentivized, and rewarded for their skills, hard work and creations.” - CryptoBasho
4) PolyAnnie - Addressing censorship and empowering others
PolyAnnie is a US-based artist dedicated to the arts, to creating and exploring life. Over the last 17 years, PolyAnnie has explored music, performance art, abstract painting, vinyl mosaics, spiritual arts, erotic art and most recently, NFTs. PolyAnnie’s art is colorful, dynamic, and has layers of depth with a story to each piece.
PolyAnnie’s NFT drop on Fibo “Inner Space” will be a mixed media digital collage of images using modeling photos, abstract paintings, and celestial objects. It will explore astrology and how it ties into paintings and current life themes.
“NFTs lifted me out of poverty and showed me proof of this freedom I’ve been seeking. I currently use my art and my influence to address issues of censorship, income inequality and individual data ownership. Along with creating art and educating others, I’m also a modern day philanthropist. 70% of my NFT earnings go back to supporting small creators. I believe I’m a channel for abundance to flow through and want to uplift the community by giving back to it.” - PolyAnnie
5) Davansh Atry - 3D Neon Lights Artist
Davansh Atry is an India-based 3D artist with his artistic works inspired by bright, neon lights, and film and night photography.
Davansh Atry’s Fibo NFT drop “Through the Door”' is a collection of five artworks from an ongoing series. It's a representation of hope, an escape, and an ode to the expression "light at the end of the tunnel.” Most of the NFT artworks are filled with colorful galaxies contrasted with skies in a comparatively darker shade.
“As a concept, NFTs are revolutionary in my opinion with respect to the ownership of the digital aspect of it and everything else that surrounds it. As an artist, it's really an another way to communicate to a community.” - Davansh Atry
Start Minting and Exploring Cardano NFTs on Fibo
As mentioned, Fibo will start to expand its features as part of this phased rollout approach with the full feature launch including buying and selling NFTs to commence soon.
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