typed.art - Stu Elmes of Tezos Commons Dives Deep into New Tezos NFT Platform
It's only been a few days, but already, Tezos-based NFT platform typed.art is thriving.
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Artwork by @Brocciu on typed.art
It’s only been a few days, but already, Tezos-based NFT platform typed.art has attracted thousands of NFTs, all created using one of the earliest forms of ‘digital’ art: text.
Text-based art, sometimes called ASCII art or keyboard art, dates back to the early days of word processing. If you’ve ever typed :) in an email or a text message, congratulations! You’re an artist - you just made a picture out of text. But if you’re ambitious (and a lot of text artists are really ambitious) you can use text to create much more complex images.
Barely a week after it launched, type.art now hosts more than 5,000 NFTs, including creative imagery and poetry. Not every piece is gallery-worthy but even in these early days, the variety is impressive, and some of the work is genuinely breathtaking. Stu Elmes from Tezos Commons has been taking a closer look at typed.art, and he found a thriving community of text-based artists.
The style of the pieces on typed.art range from bits of poetry, to classic emoticons, to stunning works of artistic creativity, making the typed.art main page extremely scrollworthy. A few moments reviewing the works on offer makes plain that the seemingly lost form of text-based digital art is not only alive and well, but is very much thriving here in the Tezos ecosystem.
It’s easy to create a user profile on typed.art, at which point you can create your own text-based art, post it to the main page, mint it as an NFT and start trading your work.
You can read Stu Elmes’ full writeup at Tezos Commons here.