SERIES VII - A COLLABORATION IN THE METAVERSE.
Barminski x CryptoSodaz – Boozy Uzi Grape Soda
Barminski x CryptoSodaz – Cyclops Cherry Cola
Barminski x CryptoSodaz – Malta Maus Malt
ABOUT THE COLLABORATION.
Bill’s characters are an ongoing art project where he creates characterized cardboard art and paintings which merge with pop culture. Cryptosodaz is an ongoing art project which transforms various cryptocurrencies into soda pop cans digital designs and art. This collaboration is a melding of both into new animated Barminski & Crytosodaz NFT designs.
The Barminski & Cryptosodaz collaboration will contain 20 special edition artworks. The collaboration will be exclusively featured on Nifty Gateway. Boozy Uzi Grape Soda will be an animated digital artwork containing 10 NFT’s for sale. Cyclops Cherry Cola will be an animated digital artwork containing 5 NFT’s for purchase. Malta Maus Malt will be an animated digital artwork containing 5 NFT’s. All NFT’s purchased will receive a limited edition Boozy Uzi Koozie.
MEET THE ARTISTS.
Bill Barminski (born November 26, 1962) is an American self taught artist and filmmaker born in Chicago, Illinois. His work has been part of creative projects such as Banksy’s Dismaland, Beyond The Streets and The Cunning Little Vixen, a new media production of the Leoš Janáek opera produced by the Cleveland Orchestra. He works in many mediums and starting in 2008 began producing cardboard sculptures. Barminski was well known for his paintings that explored themes surrounding consumerism and advertising. His two-mouth image of a happy consumer became part of the Hollywood skyline in 1998 as a featured Absolut Artist billboard series. This mechanically animated and neon billboard was reportedly the most expensive Absolut Artist billboard created and graced the Sunset Strip for over 2 years. In 1999, Baz Luhrmann hired Barminski to create a music video for his song “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)”, based on Mary Schmich’s newspaper column, “Wear Sunscreen”. The spoken word piece is set to music by Luhrmann and features animation and home movies of Barminski and his family. The video aired on all major networks in the U.S. and was featured on The Tonight Show, The Today Show and The View as well as VH1 and MTV. It also appeared in the UK, Australia and Japan. Barminski has also worked creating animated music videos for artists such as Gnarls Barkley, Kid Cudi and Death Cab for Cutie (GOOD HELP). See some of his work below.
Doug (dsaba) has worked in many mediums including oils, acrylics and inks. Over the last few years he began focusing on 3D modeling, digital and interactive media. In 2021, he started designing NFT’s that mixed his photography with animation. He has media & design experience in various industries and worked as a consultant with several Fortune 500 companies. Originally from CT, he moved to Austin TX in 2011 and started a small design firm that has been recognized locally for over 12 years. He joined the NFT boom in early 2021 designing his first set of NFT’s launching them on the CRO blockchain.