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Safari Surfers

About this collection

ERC 721

Safari Surfers is a digital + traditional art and music project led by Jonas Claesson, an Australian based visual artist and avid surfer originally from Sweden. The Safari Surfers Collection introduces new technology to the space. Bringing to life 12 playful, vibrant and funky surf-stoked characters, each with unique personalities and characteristics. At the initial mint, each NFT will be static with music. Once we reach 50% of the total project sold, we will convert all the NFTs into animated NFTs using our NeverEndgine. Each NFT will come with the ability to purchase a physical artwork of the NFT at an 80% discount compared to Jonas’s other 1 of 1 prints.

5.1% minted304 / 6,000
The Collection

The Safari Surfers are 12 unique characters brought together by their love for surfing, their search for the perfect wave, and a desire to live happily and harmoniously together.

Its playful, funky and vibrant art parallels our pursuit in life to find fulfillment. Whether that includes leaving a legacy, yearning to provide structure to the world, exploring spirituality, everyone can find themselves in this art.

Pushing boundaries of art, music & technology

Good art exists at the intersection of expectation and surprise. And today, the uniqueness and entertainment of generative art largely starts and ends at mint. Standard looping animations and music can get boring in a matter of minutes and remain constant for eternity.

The Safari Surfers Collection introduces new technology called the NeverEndgine, an algorithm which randomizes animations and music to ensure the art is never repetitive and always fresh and fun.

And in the future, this technology will allow Safari Surfers to be upgradable and adaptable (meaning we will be able to change any of the variables within any or all pieces of art, at any time, to surprise and delight their owners). So new backgrounds, animations and music can all be triggered by season, weather and time of day. Musically, the NeverEndgine will allow the ability to create and add new stems such as original melodies and vocals to the art and even the ability for holders to customize tracks in numerous ways. The result is thousands of fun, truly captivating pieces of art that bring a completely new dimension to the magic of the ocean and the wonder of animals that is the essence of Jonas’ artwork.

About the Prints

Printed on archival grade paper, these colorful surf buddy animals are one of a kind.

Meet the Creator: Jonas Claesson

For over 20 years, Jonas Claesson has been drawing and painting about moose, polar bears, reindeers, seals and other animals that cohabitate in a wonderful, fantasy world that reflects his simple philosophy on life: Have fun and be fulfilled.

Jonas has a core belief that surfing is a very intimate experience with nature and oneself. Surfing allows people to disconnect from the daily stresses of life and connect with themselves and with nature. It’s in that moment, in the water where you can truly appreciate the sounds of the ocean and the sight of its endless beauty.

Whether people surf because they seek solitude, they seek connections with friends or they seek adrenaline rushes, surfing is a happy place. And Jonas’ art strips away any ego and conceit to reflect the purity of just having a good time.

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