Legendary Hong Kong street artist Szabotage and Quidd, the original digital collectibles and NFT marketplace of Animoca Brands, today announced Stencil Tongue, a collaboration on a new art series available in Quidd that gives users the option to mint the collectibles as NFTs. This collection continues Szabotage’s creative journey into the metaverse.
The collaboration with Quidd pushes Szabotage’s iconic stencil language firmly into the metaverse while enticing the audience to uncover a unique narrative through the collectible metagame. Szabotage, the first Hong Kong Street artist to mint NFTs, takes a keen interest in words and verbal language, yet tells stories through his signature stencil imagery. Through his symbolic visual poetry, he expresses double meanings, cult language, plays on words, Cockney rhyming slang, popular sayings and polar opposites, offering a new perspective and meaning to the status quo.
The Stencil Tongue collection marks the first time Szabotage, whose NFTs have sold for the equivalent of more than US$10,000 each, will offer digital art accessible to anyone, whether crypto native or not, through Quidd’s marketplace and its ability to let users buy items off-chain and later seamlessly mint them on-chain.
The first two sets in the Stencil Tongue collection invite collectors to unlock randomized combinations of stencils to create their own stories through the artist’s individual stencils, with the order and contents of the draw changing the interpretation and meaning each time. The extremely limited, serialized Print Series of the Stencil Tongue collection digitally delivers Szabotage’s own stylized combination of his unique stencil language.
Szabotage’s Stencil Tongue collection is slated to appear exclusively in the Quidd app on 27 July 2022. To get updates, sign up at: https://szabotageonquidd.carrd.co/
Quidd, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is the original digital collectibles and NFT marketplace. Since 2016, Quidd has worked with the world’s most prominent brands including Disney, HBO, Funko, and over 300 others in bringing fan-first collecting to digital and blockchain platforms. The Quidd marketplace is the most innovative, robust, and accessible platform for digital and NFT collecting experiences. Visit https://market.onquidd.com and find the apps here.
About Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner and ranked in the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification that is working to advance digital property rights and contribute to the establishment of the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including the REVV token and SAND token; original games including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes; and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. It has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, Darewise, Notre Game, and TinyTap. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of more than 340 investments, including Colossal, Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Yield Guild Games, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas, and others. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook.
SZABOTAGE’s obsession with the spray can cultivated his street, studio, and digital practices. SZABOTAGE is best recognized by his signature Koi fish, an iconic symbol of strength, adversity and good fortune that features frequently throughout his work. He has mastered a visual language through the development of layered stencils, which has become his distinctive style. His classic stencil work is spiced with humour, wordplay, and iconic cultural references. SZABOTAGE has painted for the HKWalls Street Art Festival, was a finalist in the global phenomenon Secret Walls, and has given a TEDx talk titled ‘Resilience is the Ultimate High’. Commissioned clients include Louis Vuitton, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Deutsche Bank, Evisu, Prada, and The Ritz Carlton.
Szabotage at work
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