In December, we launched one of our most — if not the most — exciting updates in the history of Async: Blueprints, which allows Async creators to develop generative art projects without needing to code.
What we found? Async Blueprints is a game-changer.
We've seen 4100+ Editions minted, and have had submissions from over 40 artists. Not to mention, our Twitter and Discord communities have nearly doubled in following and engagement.
It’s. Been. Wild. We knew our genesis projects (those of the OGs previously mentioned) would take off, garner attention, and sell out. But, we're so excited to share, too, that our community drops have followed in a (similarly successful!) fashion.
"Money Laundering" by Mr. Richi sold out within 24 hours of public sale; Zhou Peng's "Inwardness #504137" sold out within minutes. Rutger van der Tas' 1000 Editions were all minted within a few days of release. (Yes, all of them.)
At the time of this writing, about 40-50 Blueprints projects are awaiting approval, and a dozen or so have already been released.
Check out all of them here, and take a look at some of our favorites so far in this month’s blog post: January Curation Week. (S/O to Shannon Chen See, Product Marketing Lead, for the blurbs!)
This collection is an artistic act of adding value in the age of devaluation. It is a response to money laundering often being considered connected to NFT space and art. Is your money clean?
In true Bottles fashion, this Blueprint was thoughtfully engineered as an intricate puzzle. Read the full explanation on this website, then head to the collection to see how The Empty Gallery unfolds.
On an unusual day, a chess tournament was organized (S/O to the artist, Mehak Jain). Invitations were sent to worthy players, but no one knows who will show up. Do they maintain their character, or does the game change them?
This collection represents 51 layers Rutger van der Tas puzzled with for a few months, trying to find connections between disparate images. Which layers will come together in your Edition?
This series integrates the results of Zhou Peng's research since 2020 which are photograms, Mixed Media artworks, and AI-generated images. The dataset includes 300 photograms Zhou Peng made in the darkroom and 300 digital paintings they drew.
This collection had a maximum Edition count of 10, challenging the idea that Blueprints is only good for PFPs; the template allows creators to distribute similar pieces (like standard editions), but each with its own unique twist.
It's already sold out! Pick up an Edition on the secondary market via OpenSea.