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June 2nd, 2022
Rekt Noun #1 by Greta Gremplin
Rekt Noun #1 by Greta Gremplin

The following is a recent addition to the @HyypeHQ written interview series. The conversation gives insight into one of the leading CC0 Artists within the Noun Ecosystem, @Greta_Gremplin.

Anaroth: Gm, has Art always been a large part of your life? Or is it something that happened as a result of NFTs?

Greta Gremplin: Since I can remember, I liked to doodle, and I always loved art. While I studied science initially, I later changed my major to design. I had an innate love of the creative process, and I always loved to create Art. I was always the kid that got picked to do the posters for school activities and I doodled incessantly. Instead of listening to my teachers, I was making funny cartoons or caricatures of the teacher.

We are excited to launch ENS integration on our core-platform UX as well on our production API endpoints. ENS is a great way to simplify your identity on the blockchain with people-friendly names instead of 0x… addresses.

When you connect your wallet now on Hyy.pe, your ENS is your default onboarding username. You can choose to use your ENS name as your hyy.pe username or have a unique username localised to hyy.pe.

We did this to support wallets who do not have an ENS name yet, but would want the same degree of user-friendliness when it comes to profile discovery. Both hyy.pe usernames and ENS names can co-exist in the same interface.

May 26th, 2022

This interview with @Cassieblanks (Cashie) is part of the Written Interview Series from @HyypeHQ.

Anaroth: Can you share a little about the transition you made as a creator from drawing to animation? I feel like that had to be such a powerful unlock.

Cashie: I have been drawing since I was a kid, and growing up is hard, there are so many paths to choose. I made the choice to drop my drawing career and find another path because I had this feeling that I wasn’t good enough. Then this friend of mine invited me to an animation workshop, and from there I learned a lot about animation. After months of attending the workshop, finally I had a chance to have a freelance job for a 2DFX artist in the animation industry. I honed my skills there for about five years but due to the pandemic and the impacts that it had I quit that job. I decided to take a gamble on this NFT world as an animator from the start. It turned out to be a great decision, and I am happy to have the opportunities I do.

May 24th, 2022
Mountain Tops by Jason Naylor
Mountain Tops by Jason Naylor

The following is an amended transcription of the @HyypeHQ Artist Spotlight with @JasonNaylorNYC & @AnarothsNFT on May 20th, 2022.

Anaroth: Welcome and thank you for joining us today. It’s been fun chatting with you throughout the week, but I am looking forward to learning more about you and your work. To help kick us off, could you share a little about yourself and your journey within the Art world so far?

Jason Naylor: I'm very Brooklyn proud, I live in Williamsburg and my apartment looks at the Williamsburg Bridge, which is amazing. It's my favorite view, I'm sitting in my little office looking out at the Williamsburg Bridge and feeling blessed. I love how the view of the bridge and what I can see out my window changes so much based on what's happening with the sky. I am fascinated with the colors of the sky, how you can have so many different colors happen in one day, and how the view is never truly the same?

May 17th, 2022
Bull Market Girlfriends #165 by KrisK
Bull Market Girlfriends #165 by KrisK

The following is an amended transcription of the @HyypeHQ Artist Spotlight on May 13th, 2022 between @AnarothsNFT & @KrisK_NFT.

Anaroth: Welcome, and thank you for coming to talk with us today. I have been looking forward to learning more about Bull Market Girlfriends since we planned our conversation. To help people understand a little more about you could you share a little about yourself & your project?

KrisK: Hi, thank you for having me, I am KrisK, artist behind the Bull Market Girlfriends project. The project exists as a collection of 2,500 portraits of women from all over the world, all nationalities, in an effort to show the beauty of all women. Something unique is how I create the portraits, I use a singular line without lifting the pen. Not for the entirety of the piece but for each of the layers, so the visage would be with one brush stroke, the neck, the hair etc. After all the layers are complete I fill them in with our computer generated palette colors, which I really feel lends to the each piece feeling unique and having a Pop Art theme in the look of them that exists throughout the collection.

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May 12th, 2022

Discoverability and recognition are at the heart of Hyype. In this latest update we’ve made it easier to know who in the community is participating, and the types of Lore being created. The change allows collections to recognize those that are adding content and depth to a community with ease.

May 9th, 2022
Just Hold On by FrankyNines
Just Hold On by FrankyNines

The following is an amended transcription of the @HyypeHQ Artist Spotlight on May 6th, 2022 between @FrankyNines & @AnarothsNFT.

Anaroth: Thank you for taking some time and talking with today. While you may be most known in this space for being the creator and Artist of SupDucks, you have had a lot of amazing life experience that has brought you to this point. To kick us off, could you share a little bit about your career so far to give us some context?

FrankyNines: Yea, about me. I don’t really know how to label myself. I am an Artist, designer, graphic designer who's been in this space from an early time. I started my career around mid 2000ish in Silicon Valley in the gaming industry. Before then my interests started in Street Art, then learned how to build websites, and worked to put myself through college. After college I worked for Zynga and other gaming companies, started building my own apps and do my own development. As I built my own things I also started collaborating, growth hacking, breaking stuff, and building viral Art apps. I've kind of been like a multidisciplinary artist, developer, designer.

May 3rd, 2022

The following is an amended transcription of the spaces conversation between @Natebear & @AnarothsNFT on the @HyypeHQ Artist Spotlight.

Braindump by BearBrains
Braindump by BearBrains

Anaroth: Welcome and thanks for taking the time to chat today. To kick us off, please introduce yourself, your work, and a little about your career so far.

BearBrains: I'm Natebear, otherwise known as BearBrains in the art space. I started my career doing a lot of illustration and design work, like i'm sure a lot of people did. The kind of things you do to make some money as an Artist. I’ve spent time doing Art Conventions like Comic Cons and Art Fairs, selling prints, pins and things like that. This had really been my Art life for the last ten or eleven years until I stumbled into the NFT space. I remember seeing a headline that Nyan Cat gif had sold for a lot of money and thinking to myself, hmmm I am making a lot of animated gifs. That's something I could do, maybe not for that much money, but it's a marketplace and I really love making animations.

April 25th, 2022

The following is an amended transcription of the conversation between @JYXDI & @AnarothsNFT on the @HyypeHQ Artist Spotlight April 22, 2022.

Inner Soul by JYXDI
Inner Soul by JYXDI

Anaroth: Gm and welcome, thank you for spending some time with us today. To get us started could you introduce yourself, and share a little about your Art journey.

JYXDI: My name is Jyothee, and I am a Toronto based artist. I have been painting for about 15 years of my life, started up any when I was ten and then I got into NFT last year in August. I entered the NFT space with Dual Soul, a collection about spirituality and unity. If you browse the collection you will see the face is halved, one being of a girl, the other of an animal. I made this as an expression of the fact that energy cannot be destroyed, only transferred. Themes of reincarnation were important for me as well, my goal has always been to be able to teach people about spirituality through Art. Having a medium like NFTs has really allowed me to pursue that even further and I will always be grateful for that.

April 19th, 2022
Aughostus - Skull Moon by Mumbot
Aughostus - Skull Moon by Mumbot

This is an amended transcription of the conversation from April 15th, 2022 Artist Spotlight with @Mumbot & @AnarothsNFT on @HyypeHQ. Tune in Fridays to catch the artist spotlight live on Spaces.

Anaroth: To kick us off, could you share a little about who you are and what you work on within the space?

Mumbot: Hello everybody I am Mumbot, I am an Artist, Storyteller, World Builder, Toy Designer, and Creator of Mumbot World Brand. I have been in the NFT space for over a year now making NFT's, onboarding, building, trying to come up with new ways to create cool stuff and innovate in the space. I'm also a community leader and founder of the Ghost Club.

April 4th, 2022

The following is a transcription of the weekly artist spotlight series from @HyypeHQ. Read below to see the advice PopWonderNFT shared throughout our conversation, and walk away with new insights and approaches.

Joyride by Pop Wonder
Joyride by Pop Wonder

I'm not just here to sell some pieces and then do whatever else, I'm here because I'm doing this forever.

-Pop Wonder

Anaroth: Welcome and thank you for joining us. To get us started I would love for you to share your journey within NFT's and a little about who you are. Afterwards, we will move into some questions to help give our readers and listeners some perspective.

March 30th, 2022

The following is a transcription of the conversation with @3D_PrintGuy during @HyypeHQ Write Way Artist Spotlight on March 25th 2022.

Welcome to the Write Way Artist Spotlight, where Artists share insights, perspectives and inspirations throughout their career.

Anaroth: Thanks for joining us today. I would like to start off with a question around building confidence as an artist and overcoming some of that initial self doubt. How do you see artists building confidence and how has your own willingness to promote your work evolved along your career?

March 24th, 2022

Below are thoughts and perspectives from BigHatLevi on their experiences in web3, collaborating, and bringing ideas to life.

Anaroth: Tell us a little bit about your career before and after NFT’s?

BigHatLevi: Before NFTs I was studying at a university for my computer science degree — in software. It’s very important to have a substantial portfolio when applying for developer jobs, and I saw an opportunity to add something unique to mine in the form of a NFT project. This project was “Lamb Duhs”, and was successfully launched in August 2021. At the time I was inspired by developer focused communities and the open source learning environments being fostered there, it invoked a vibe reminiscent of what we as a collective today have defined as the web3 ethos — community governance and mutual growth. I admired what I saw being done here so much that I actually made it a part of our initial roadmap to open source the code for our launch and share what we learned from our experience with the community. Funnily enough, to even further solidify the pairing with what you could call the collaborative developer inspiration — the title of the collection is a pun of the word “lambda”, commonly used as a term in computer science. Even today, I can trace back the fundamentals of my web3 technical understanding back to this initial project, and I would recommend anyone looking to get their hands dirty to do the same — it’s an incredible experience that will teach you so much as you work through creating all the components and piecing them together!

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March 23rd, 2022

We are excited to introduce NFT search to the Squad builder, Add lore and Profile picture selection workflows.

With the ability to add multiple wallets to your profile, the number of NFTs your profile can showcase increases. In order for you to easily select the NFTs you want to showcase in your profile, the search now enables you to quickly go through your entire collection.

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March 23rd, 2022

Hyype’s mission is to build tools to bring social expression and storytelling to the forefront of the NFT ecosystem.

We are excited to share our first integration with the broader NFT Market Ecosystem. Starting today, all lore from any supported NFT collection on Hyy.pe will also be accessible directly on the X.xyz marketplace.

Philosophical Foxes - https://opensea.io/collection/philosophicalfoxes

The Following is an amended transcription of the conversation with Mario Gabriele from March 11th during the Hyy.pe Artist Spotlight.

Makers, Engineers, Writers, other types of Creatives tend to need big blocks of unbroken time to do their best work.

The following is an amended transcription of the conversation with Archan Nair from the Write Way Artist Spotlight on March 4th. Read below and discover some of the passions that drive Archan and his work.

Yet it unlocked a discovery that for me, creating is meditation.

The following is an amended transcription of the spaces conversation on February 28, 2022 with Brian Morris.

Anaroth: Welcome, thank you for joining us today, I would love to start off by having you share a little bit about who you are, and your journey so far?

The following is an amended transcript of the conversation with @ricgalbraith from the Write Way Artist Spotlight with @AnarothsNFT on February 18th. Some notable works of his include: Tales From the Glitch, Shroom Heads, and Punks Comic Issue #01. Read below to discover advice, perspective, and tips for artists at any level.

I feel like the luckiest guy in the world a lot of the time, having relationships with these artists.

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March 23rd, 2022

The following is an amended transcript of the conversation with @ricgalbraith from the Write Way Artist Spotlight with @AnarothsNFT on February 18th. Some notable works of his include: Tales From the Glitch, Shroom Heads, and Punks Comic Issue #01. Read below to discover advice, perspective, and tips for artists at any level.

I feel like the luckiest guy in the world a lot of the time, having relationships with these artists.

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March 23rd, 2022

Regarding expectations, set none, but do set goals for yourself. — JakNFT

Thank you @JakNFT for taking time answer some questions for our community at Hyype. This written interview continues our spotlight series, bringing access to creators within Web3, and empowering our community with advice. Let’s dig in.

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March 23rd, 2022

The following is an amended conversation from the spaces on February 11th of 2022 with Mystic Wizards & Possum. Thank you for coming by and giving insight to a passion that unites the two of you, and sharing it with the rest of us.

Anaroth: Please tell us a little bit about who you are, and what each of you do for the project?

Possum: I am possum, and I am based in Toronto, Canada. I have been an artist forever, I have been making art since I was a kid. I moved out here to go to school for illustration, and now have been illustrating professionally for a bit over 10 years now. I work freelance, so I get to do a lot of different projects with a lot of clients. Lately, a lot of my work has been in children's publishing, kids magazines, books and puzzles.

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March 23rd, 2022

Below is an amended transcription of the spaces conversation from February 4th, 2022. Thank you to @LurkLovesYou for taking time to share perspectives, provide insight, and empower artists looking to create.

Anaroth:** **I would love to start with an introduction of you and your work. For those that may not know of you as an artist what has your journey been so far, and tell us a little about yourself?

LurLovesYou:** **No worries, my name is Russ Morland or Lurklovesyou. I got into art in the 80’s and my mom got me into art when I was 5. By the time I was 8 or 9 I was already designing dungeons and dragons style dungeon crawler games, and doing digital art on my commodore 64. I also started programming here as well, but realized pretty quickly I am not smart enough to program and should definitely stick with art. Perhaps not patient enough to program is more accurate, because back in the 80’s, it would take you all day to write code to make a dot go across a screen. I just didn’t have the patience for it, but I was really into art, and skateboarding, Warhammer, and Dungeons & Dragons. When you know that, and then you look at my artwork, that makes it very obvious where my vision came from. Just mixing all those worlds into one thing.

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March 23rd, 2022

At Hyype we are working to provide you with resources, guidance, and advice from those with a foundation in Storytelling & Art. The following is a transcript from a conversation with Ramon Govea , read below to hear the perspective of an Icon within the Web3 storytelling space.

What advice would you give to writers that would allow their work to yield a high result from artists?

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March 23rd, 2022

Creativity can be fickle, striking when you don’t have time for it, and fleetingly far from reach when you do. Know a beginning can take many forms, the first chapter you write will not always be Chapter One. The questions and thoughts below are an effort to provide a starting point for whatever beginning you find yourself creating.

Making your character relatable:

Details matter, planning time to think through your characters personality early on will allow you to build a theme of consistency as they make decisions, and provide insight to their past.

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March 23rd, 2022

Below is an amended write up of the interview from the January 28th Spaces with @Yeetpizza. She is the founder of the upcoming project @adorablecados, Web3 artist, and web accessibility advocate. Read below to discover pivotal moments, successes, and tips from her career.

Anaroth: Tell us a little about who you are and how you started your journey here in web3?

Yeetpizza: To touch on my journey, and how I got here, it started with oil paining around 14 years old. I was going to this art studio every Saturday for 2 hours, not so much an art class but a free space and time for me to just be me. Could tune out my brain for those two hours every Saturday and it was a

beautiful thing. It was one of those things that my Mom signed me up for and just fit and clicked.

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March 23rd, 2022

Today we are launching new workflows empowering you to add more diverse content to your NFTs.

Post a media lore or Post a text lore
Post a media lore or Post a text lore

Now using hyy.pe, you can add derivative artworks, illustrations etc as well as write collector statements and backstories for your NFTs. The content tags currently supported are:

  • Collector Statement
  • Backstory
  • Derivative
  • Illustration
  • Meme
  • Artist notes (coming soon…)
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March 23rd, 2022

As your own custodian, it’s best practice to always keep your assets secure in multiple wallets. Keeping that in mind, we’re rolling out the ability to connect multiple wallets to showcase your entire NFT collection from your Hyy.pe profile. This allows you to create squads across wallets & unite your NFTs in creative content & lore.

Where do you find wallet management?

You can access this in your profile settings and through the primary navigation drop down menu on the top bar:

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March 23rd, 2022

Ever wondered what your favorite collectors and community members were buying and selling actively? Today we are excited to reveal social activity feed on hyy.pe

Now you can view all the trading activity aggregated across multiple marketplaces from the accounts you follow on hyy.pe as well as a global activity feed of what the hyy.pe community was up to.

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March 23rd, 2022

Hyy.pe new homepage — Check out all the new stories without logging in

Over the last month, Hyy.pe team has been relentlessly building and creating ways to improve discoverability for all the communities and the Lore that is contributed by authors towards their NFTs. Today, we’ve launched a brand new homepage at Hyy.pe which allows everyone to explore your stories without being logged in with an account!

We’ve also dramatically improved how you can see all the communities you are a part of, and check out the lore written by your community members in one place — using the brand new Collection pages!

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March 23rd, 2022

Discord Bots & Lore automation for supported NFT collections

Hyy.pe introduces a new way for supported NFT communities to automate lore feed right into existing discord servers.

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March 23rd, 2022

Public APIs to build Lore driven experiences right into your apps & websites

https://docs.hyy.pe/ — Reach out to hyy.pe team over discord for any questions and support

Over the last month, Hyy.pe has grown to support 25+ communities to tell stories about their NFTs in an elegant user experience. We continue to work on shipping large improvements to lore discovery and also build core social features for communities to connect with each other.

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March 23rd, 2022

Elevation Capital leads the funding round alongside other incredible angels

Hyy.pe has raised $2 Mn in its latest funding round led by Elevation Capital, with participation from many strategic angels (see below) — a group of builders, creators, operators, and stewards of crypto & web3. As a collective group — our investors bring in a plethora of experience & expertise in web3, social, Defi, NFTs, messaging, blockchain, and much more. Previously, we had raised $1.5 Mn from Electric Capital (announced recently).