Collector's Edition: Punk6529

Welcome to our first issue of the Collector’s Edition Series, where we highlight notable collectors in the NFT space and share our favorite pieces from each of their collections.

In this issue, we feature Punk6529 and the following artists:

  • Tyler Hobbs (Visual Artist)

  • Erick Calderon (Hybrid Technologist)

  • Hideki Tsukamoto (Procedural Artist)

  • Matt and John (Creative Technologists)

  • Robbie Barrat (Contemporary AI Artist)

Who is Punk6529?

A collector, investor, thought leader, and most importantly, purveyor of the memes.

The mystique surrounding the hooded punk with the 5 o’clock shadow and square frames has piqued the interest of many throughout the industry.

His extensive experience from prior crypto cycles and his past life in traditional financial markets has influenced the way he approaches the space today.

With a focus on education and decentralization, 6529 explores the possibilities of a digital society built on decentralized values.

Through the work of him and his team at the Open Metaverse, they apply the core beliefs of self-sovereignty, community, and collaboration.

“100,000,000 People in an Open Metaverse can Change the World.”


The OM 6 key initiatives:

  1. Education via Tweetstorms and Podcasts to start.

  2. The 6529 Museum of Art. One of the largest and most valuable NFT collections across all major NFT categories.

  3. 6529 Collections. A series of works focusing on crypto native principles, including decentralization, on-chain implementation, and creative experimentation.

  4. 6529 Capital, an investment fund diversified in a set of NFTs across the PFP, generative art, 1of1, and photography categories. Also, early-stage investments in project teams and NFT infrastructure.

  5. Open Metaverse (OM) in collaboration with OnCyber and their approach to building decentralized, iteratively designed spaces.

  6. Bridge. 6529’s most experimental technology, bridging the virtual and the physical world.

6 Initiatives. 1 Plan. The Open Metaverse.
6 Initiatives. 1 Plan. The Open Metaverse.

The 6529 Collection

The 6529 Museum collection is vast yet intentional, with each piece curated to encapsulate the zeitgeist of each period and creative category that emerged from NFTs.

With work from some of the most innovative and creative minds in the space, the 6529 Museum assumes the role of permanence as the curatorial home for NFT art for generations to come.

The 6529 Museum also focuses on generative art, holding one of the top horizontal generative art collections in the world.

In today’s edition, we share four of our favorite generative art pieces and one contemporary AI work from the 6529 collection.

Fidenza by Tyler Hobbs


Tyler Hobbs is a visual artist from Austin, Texas who works primarily with algorithms, plotters, and paint.

His work focuses on computational aesthetics, expressing the biases of modern computer hardware and software and how they relate to and interact with the natural world around us.

Fidenza is his most versatile generative algorithm to date. Although it is not overly complex, the core structures of the algorithm are highly flexible, allowing for enough variety to produce continuously surprising results.


Chromie Squiggle by Snofrow


Erick Calderon, aka Snofro, is the Founder and CEO of Art Blocks, a platform dedicated to bringing compelling works of contemporary generative art to life.

He’s also a hybrid technologist and artist, supporting Art Blocks through his ideas, creativity, and curiosity, which stem from a love of color, design, his family, and the limitless boundaries of generative art.

Chromie Squiggle is Erick’s passion project and original generative series that became the foundation for the Art Blocks.

Each Squiggle is representative of minimal yet colorful interactive design conveyed using code and an algorithm.


Singularity by Hideki Tsukamoto


Hideki Tsukamoto is a UK-based programmer and technical artist fascinated by procedural systems and generative design.

His work is precise, often very graphic, and features consistent themes of distance transformations, noise-based modulation, modularity, and recursion.

Singularity is the final chapter in a series that works backward toward Genesis. There are 4 'chapters' in total, but Singularity focuses on endings: large, impactful, often vibrant crescendos of color and light.


Autoglyph by Matt and John


Matt and John are creative technologists and the Founders of Larva Labs where they create fun and experimental projects using software.

Their most notable blockchain projects include CryptoPunks, Meebits, and Autoglyphs alongside their large scale web infrastructure, and genomics analysis software.

Autoglyphs are the first “on-chain” generative art on the Ethereum blockchain. They are a completely self-contained mechanism for the creation and ownership of an artwork.


AI Generated Nude Portrait by Robbie Barrat


Robbie Barrat is an artist and graphic designer working with artificial intelligence as a tool and a medium.

After graduating high school, he began working with neural networks and machine learning at various organizations while pursuing his art independently.

He then attended art school in Saint Nazaire, France, and most recently, he opened an art/design studio in Paris.

The concept behind AI-Generated Nude Portraits originated from his work in early 2018 using generative adversarial networks (GAN) to generate paintings of landscapes.

After working with landscapes, he realized that it was more interesting when the network did not correctly learn the rules, prompting his experimentation creating conceptual nude portraits that maximize the "misinterpretation" by the network.

AI Generated Nude Portrait #7 Frame #96
AI Generated Nude Portrait #7 Frame #96
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