The mems NFT, referred to as a Human Art Project, is set to mint Thursday, April 21, at 12pm for 0.1 ETH.
There is much to say about this project, but perhaps the thing that stands out the most is that its creators seem to buck the trend by steering clear of the pressure to change their project to meet the expectations of their followers. Well, ok….the cute art had us at “hello.” We will admit that much.
According to their Twitter, the mems communicated three basic goals in regards to their sale, (and seem to have stuck by their guns):
#1: eliminate a gas war by eliminating a public sale.
#2: Ensure real people received the mems by increasing the allocation to partner communities that utilized pre-mint while opening a public raffle capped at 3,000 friends.
#3: Keep it simple, structured, straightforward, and independently collaborative.
At only one mem per wallet, and at 0.1 ETH, it’s safe to say the 6,000 nfts will be widely sought after, especially since the invites to the pre-mint ARE BY RAFFLE ONLY. Yes, that means that though you may have been the first one to retweet and have the loyalty of Cleopatra and Mark Antony, and still not make it into the pre-mint list and, eventually, the discord. And it takes just a quick gander at their Twitter page around April 1st-ish to find that people were not super happy about this fact.
The mems NFT project doesn’t even have a website and the fact that their info congregates primarily on Twitter seems to corroborate the fact that they want to keep things simple and encourage fellow web3 crawlers to look at life through a more humanistic lens. According to their page, mems are “all about encouraging exploration and building relationships across industries (not to mention a love for crypto, packages, and goods).”
The mem’s complex and entertaining story, co-written by founder Maxy and “Team Dad” Daniel Kahn, provides a window into Maxy’s introspective look at life and the nostalgia that the project seems to be built on.
These little, adorable round puffs are what you could only hope your own memories resemble. They are set amid cheerful, eclectic, and fun backgrounds. Someone on Twitter even said they would “give their left kidney” to get their hands on a Mem NFT.
So, what do YOU think? Does the simple approach appeal to you, or do you like to grind for a spot on the list and discord?