Robotos and Bueno art generator are two of the latest projects by designer and illustrator Pablo Stanley, who is also CEO and co-founder of Blush Design. You might already know Pablo for his open-source illustrations such as Open Peeps, Humaaans, Avataaars, Buttts, Bottts, and Open Doodles. He has also shared free crash courses on different art and design tools in his YouTube channel, Sketch Together, and is behind some fun projects like Clubpad, Pablito Planeta, Latinx Who Design, and Dreamer Stories.
Pablo will jump on stage at Design Matters Tokyo 22 to talk about creativity and share what pushed him to create these tools.
To truly understand the story of Robotos, first we need to know what this NFT revolution is all about. Robotos is a collection of 9,999 algorithmically generated droid characters designed by me and minted as NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain. This colorful art has conquered the hearts of +5500 collectors that enjoy the various metal outfits, faces, digital accessories, top pieces, faces, backpacks, arms, and vibe of Robotos.
Let’s take a look back at the NFTs Ecosystem. Non-Fungible Tokens are quickly evolving and building a bridge into a decentralized world. You must have heard a lot about them lately and you might be asking yourself how to get involved in this space. That happened to me last June: I remember I was lurking around Twitter and Open Sea, and I saw that people were putting value into digital art pieces, so I got inspired to do something similar. I wanted to create digital art that could be traded just like Cool Cats, CryptoPunks, and Crypto Kitties.
Robots and monsters have always been part of my illustrations for the last 20 years. Doing Robotos was a no-brainer for my technical experiment. They are fun and they spark my creativity. I imagine a lot of stories behind them.
For an artistic project in general, and particularly for an NFT one such as Robotos, the most important thing besides the story are the collectors and community. Since June, when I started the project, Robotos community has kept growing smoothly, I think because I’ve been pretty open with my process, sharing as much as I can about it on Youtube, Twitter and Discord. On August 3rd,the contract for this project was deployed, and because of this solid and strong community, Robotos sold out in less than 24 hours.
I feel really honored that my work has caught the attention of many within the crypto community, including Tyler Winklevoss, who purchased 10 Robotos, Keith Grossman, president at TIME, Thalia, the pop queen of Latin music and Denis Rodman, the NBA Legend.
I created Robotos to be more than just a digital art piece. My intention is to make a brand that is culturally relevant, and not only apports value to art. I also aim to inspire and let people create their own stories using my art – I believe that’s what makes us relevant. When you buy an avatar, you get the rights of use and property of the art itself, so you can legally use the Roboto for anything you want, so people are building with me the full universe of Robotos.
Along these lines, I later discovered a way to help and encourage artists around the world to get their art known, marketed, valued and supported; by developing Bueno – a NFT Generator, which allows any artist to upload their assets, control rarity, and create NFTs without writing a single line of code- we stand for all those artists who want to get involved in the NFT world, aiming to make it easier for people to immerse in this world.
Now anyone who is reading this can learn how it works and create their very own generative NFT collection Bueno NFT Generator. By visiting this site you can start your journey on the NFT space: from finding articles related such as “What’s a Crypto Wallet—All You Need to Know”, “A to Z: The NFT Glossary for Beginners”, going through “The History of NFTs and the Future of Art”, or even learning how to use it with Photoshop and Figma. You can even create animated NFTs with it, it’s amazing!