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Sailing the OpenSea: Seaglass, GOOP TROOP, OG:Crystals & More

BY Langston Thomas

October 15, 2021

Ahoy and GM, weary traveler,

Traversing the vast expanse of the world’s largest NFT marketplace has become a bit daunting, hasn’t it?

Well fret not. I’ve been venturing far and wide with the simple goal of unearthing the most innovative and awe-inspiring NFT projects out there!

In this weekly column, I’ll share all sorts of discoveries with you — big, small, new and old. So all aboard the S.S. WAGMI to marvel at what I’ve found whilst Sailing the OpenSea

Seaglass

Seaglass is a small-batch NFT project by multidisciplinary artist Zach Bodtorf. The collection — made up of 16 pieces — features colorful generative art inspired by “old wine bottles, car tail lights, and medicine vials” eroded over time into sea glass.

Bodtorf flexed his coding creativity with this new project made up of Bézier curves and colorful squares, and released the project in collaboration with algorithmic art community ARTXCODE. Originally available at 0.65 ETH each, none of the collection’s 16 NFTs are currently available on secondary.

GOOP TROOP

GOOP TROOP is a collection developed in the image of the successful Nouns NFT project. Aside from its 10,000 PFP-focused NFTs being an identical copy of Nouns’ Creative Commons licensed art, GOOP TROOP’s DAO was created alongside the project, in the hopes of crowdfunding the purchase of Noun 69.

GOOP — which stands for “Goofy Oversized Optics People” — originally intended to fractionalize the Noun within its community, quickly gained popularity. The current floor for a GOOP TROOP NFT is 0.2 ETH.

OG:Crystals

OG:Crystals is a collaborative NFT art project whose tokens transform — or grow — with every sale. Artists Michael Joo and Danil Krivoruchko conceived the collection, which is limited to a supply of 10,301 NFTs.

Each OG:Crystal NFT starts out as a “seed,” and begins its life in an individual wallet, taking on a crystal form after five days. Every time the OG:Crystal is sold (not including transfers), it transforms with new personalized and unique crystal structures influenced by the new collector’s wallet properties.

Two months after the initial sale, every OG:Crystal will be “locked,” and any new transactions will not influence growth. The current floor price for a single OG:Crystal NFT is 0.14 ETH.

BYOPills

BYOPills is a project that has taken its own unique spin on the idea of generative avatars. Instead of leaning toward PFPs, these 10,000 unique NFTs depict rotating 3D capsules with varying traits.

Each NFT in the BYOPills collection gives its owner access to both an exclusive Discord server and a “Trip Replicator” app. The cheapest BYOPill (which stands for “Blue Yellow Orange Pill”) is currently available for 0.28 ETH.

It’s Because You’re Pretty

From the mind of Amber Vittoria, It’s Because You’re Pretty is a project that speaks to “dismantling societal tropes set upon women.” With this collection, Vittoria communicates various depictions of womanhood through 100 1/1 NFTs.

Varying by shape, color, contrast and more, each abstract piece within the It’s Because You’re Pretty collection is to remind us that “women are often expected to speak to societal struggles within our art, even if subtly,” according to Vittoria. The collection sold out quickly during its early October release; the floor has currently settled around 0.7 ETH.

Jadu Jetpack

Jadu Jetpack is a collection of 1,111 NFT accessories with a unique, singular purpose: giving metaverse avatars the ability to fly. These NFTs are the first-of-its-kind to do so, and the Jetpacks come in varying degrees of rarity.

The collection is currently compatible with Meebits, FLUFs, VOIDs and CyberKongz, and can be utilized within The Sandbox, with more collection and platform compatibility promised down the line. The project floor has been rising lately, and has currently settled around 3.1 ETH.

Black & White Days

From self-proclaimed “old-school photographer” Fidel Amos comes a new NFT photo project called Black & White Days. Featuring 50 unique NFTs in black and white, the collection is a compilation of photos Amos has taken over the years.

Complemented by his inverse collection Black & White Nights, Amos’ latest offering delivers a unique assortment of black & white daytime street photography. Shot throughout the world and with many of these photographs never being publicly displayed before now, a single Black & White Days NFT currently costs 0.8 ETH.

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