on the blockchain
on Ethereum / Polygon
Born on 13th September
What is CryptoRalph ?
CryptoRalph is a collection of 1.089 NFTs on the Ethereum / Polygon blockchain created by Alexa Wagner, a Munich (Germany) based artist. They reflect the real life of Alexa’s husband Ralph from Toddler, Kid and Young to Midlife until his 50th birthday.
This is the first time generative art expressing a person’s life that is put on the blockchain as collectibles. Each CryptoRalph has a unique set attributes showing details of real Ralph’s life.
The project is inspired by the CryptoArt movement which allows digital collectibles with proof of ownership.
Some additional information and facts:
- CryptoRalph was generated randomly but still each individually is somehow telling a story – to poof this is possible was core of the art project
- Age groups are representing the different stages of real Ralph from kid to young man to midlife until his 50th birthday.
- Attributes are designed according to things that Ralph owned / owns and somehow played a role in his life
- Aliens and Zombies represent more rare and extraordinary moments in real Ralph’s life
- 33 is real Ralph’s lucky number and there are 1.089 CryptoRalph (equal to 33×33)
- First CryptoRalph was created (minted) on 13th September, which is also real Ralph’s birthday !
Why is CryptoRalph a First-of-its-kind NFT?
For the first time a NFT collection reflects the life of a real person and puts it on the blockchain. The artist captured the life of real Ralph (her husband) in 4 phases from Toddler, Kid and Young to Midlife until his 50th birthday.
The very first CryptoRalph creation as a 24×24 pixel art was similar to CryptoRalph #820. Which became the starting point for Age group Midlife. From there the artist worked backwards to Young, Kid and Toddler.
Next step was to create attributes for each Age group – with some being available in more than one group. This resulted in 73 uniquely handcrafted traits. Each of them playing a role in real Ralph’s life either in a specific moment, phase, situation or characterizing him in that Age group.
For the Attributes and traits quite some research was done. Alexa went through thousands of photos from real Ralph, even going into the „archives“ from his parents. Quite entertaining, but also a lot of work. See a few examples below on what she discovered and reflected in the art for CryptoRalph.
Why owning CryptoRalph ?
First of all the concept of putting a life of a real person on the blockchain has never been done before. So owning a CryptoRalph is like becoming part of a special community in the history of art.
Secondly, CryptoRalph is limited to 1.089 unique NFTs immutably stored and therefore will probably increase in value over time (this is not an investment advice).
Lastly it is fun to get a piece of life from somebody else. Also there will be airdrops as well as real world perks coming with some CryptoRalph – see Roadmap v1.0 and v2.0 for more …
NFTGiveaways to Twitter followers to kick off the project
Open Discord and start building the community
Random CryptoRalph NFT airdrops for holders
Raffles on Discord to win even more CryptoRalph NFT
a well known artist supporting foundation the official
Ukraine Crypto Donation Fund 🇺🇦
Open merchandize store with CryptoRalph on cool stuff
March 2022 ✅
Launch of Rarity Tool
April 2022 ✅
Start collaborations with various NFT projects
April 2022 ✅
Launch of Dashboard
(first milestone for $CRT – phase I)
April 2022 ✅
Raffle on Discord to win CryptoRalph NFT
Reveal of artist collaborations
Launch of $CRT (phase II) and
Open CryptoRalph Store (phase III)
After July 2022
Roadmap v3.0 – Plan for the Metaverse
Who is Alexa Wagner?
Alexa is a Munich (Germany) based artist. In 2007 she opened the VernisArt Studio (www.vernisart.de). There she started to create and sell her work in quite different styles under pseudonyms like Sophia Lordes, Robert Lange and Maurice.
After this initial experimentation phase Alexa focused to work under her own name in 2010 and painted the first black and white in acryl, which became her signature style. Pieces like „Mann mit Hut“ (man with hat) and „Zwei Gesichter“ (two faces) are highly recognized in the German art scene.
During the following years works like „Neugier“ (curiousness) and „Das Alter“ (the age) underlined the unique style and impression.
This led to a more form and function orientated phase of her creations in 2015. First, with adjusting her unique black and white acryl style also to ornaments in paintings like „Formen“ (shapes). Second, with dimensional surfaces using additional material like linen and glue for „Wellen“ (waves).
In 2020 during the COVID-19 lock-down Alexa decided to make best use of the time at home by learning „computers“ (supported by her husband Ralph ;-). This opened a complete new dimension of creativity. Inspired by the CryptoArt movement (and her husband) the first work with generative art is CryptoRalph in 2021.
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