Looney Goonies, an abstract digital art collectible project, is hosted on the Ethereum blockchain with an aim to bridge the physical and digital worlds through art, fashion and entertainment. We had a little chat with LeAndrew, founder and lead designer of Looney Goonies, to find out more about him, the art and idea behind The Looney Goonies project.
Who is LeAndrew?
LeAndrew: I am the founder of Looney Goonies. At the age 42, I would be haunted for the rest of my life if I didn’t turn my love for art into a profession. Art has always been with me, through the good times and the bad. It’s impossible for me to envision my life without art. It’s not just something I do or enjoy, it’s ingrained into the fibers of my being. It’s who and what I am. This love for the arts has carried on to my family. Together, we did this collection with everyone playing a role in its creation. It has been a very exciting journey and one that we hope will continue into the future.
What are Loonie Goonies all about?
LeAndrew: Looney Goonies are all about being different and having fun. Our NFTs first began as art before there was ever any utility and we want to keep that as our focus. But make no mistake, we will be keeping our eye on other ways to expand the brand.
How the idea for the project started?
LeAndrew: The Looney Goonies idea was birthed from a drawing while doodling one day. The abstract ink drawing revealed a face that resembled a pirate. Although physical mediums is all I have ever worked with, I was familiar with NFTs and decided I would give digital art a try. I wanted to bring this unique piece of art to life and incorporating my knowledge of crypto just seemed like a perfect fit.
And the art…
LeAndrew: The art is a very abstract take on the human form with a pirate flair! The Looney Goonies are full of emotion because every little detail is interchangeable. Our traits have a lot of left/right sides that are independent of each other. For example, the left/right eyebrows are separate so one eyebrow can be angry while another one is sad and when those pop up together, it creates a whole different perspective on how the character is feeling. That dynamic can be seen throughout the entire collection. The art style is an abstract/surrealist/automatic drawing technique that really plays into the subconscious mind by creating without thinking. We have a total of 392 traits with over 7 quintillion combinations! It was hard to stop at 10,000 with so many possibilities!
Sounds great! Can you tell us more about the dates?
LeAndrew: We are releasing on June 14th using the Ethereum blockchain. We are offering an allowlist mint phase with a price of .073 ETH and the public mint will be .1234 ETH. Allowlist mint begins at 2pm EST on June 14th and the public will follow shortly after at 6pm EST. Our drop will be held exclusively on OpenSea.
What can we expect in the future?
LeAndrew: We have plans to do giveaways and airdrops to holders while also offering a custom merchandise collection with designs created exclusively by our team. We will also be holding art auctions on the Bitcoin blockchain using the Ordinals technology on a weekly basis. The art auction will be for an NFT of a physical piece of art that the winner can claim after the auction closes. There are other avenues already being explored and will be released once it has all been finalized.
How to get into the allowlist?
LeAndrew: The allowlist is being managed by HeyMint and can be entered at www.heymint.xyz/looney-goonies. You will need to follow @Looney_Goonies on Twitter, retweet the Allowlist announcement (pinned at top of page) and have a minimum balance of .073 ETH in your wallet. The allowlist is accepting 2500 entries and will not be overallocated. Everyone on the allowlist will be able to mint a Looney Goonies NFT.
Thank you LeAndrew for your time! If you want to keep up to date with The Looney Goonies project be sure to follow them on Twitter,Instagram and Discord!
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