- Tyler Hobbs and Dandelion Mané have launched the website for their much-hyped generative NFT project QQL.
- QQL offers users tools to generate exclusive artworks based on different inputs.
- The project has already gathered some momentum among the NFT community.
Iconic digital artist Tyler Hobbs and software engineer Dandelion Mané have launched the website for their much-hyped generative NFT project QQL, which allows users to have a role in the creation of their NFT by tweaking different inputs.
Initially announced in early August, the project will have a limited 999 mint passes, each offering its owner a chance to mint one generative NFT. It will auction off 900 of those passes via a Dutch auction, with the remaining being reserved for surprise collaborations.
“The Dutch Auction for mint passes will occur next Wednesday, September 28th, close to noon Central time,” Hobbs said in a recent tweet, adding that users need to be aware of scammers and imposters as the launch date approaches.
What is QQL?
QQL is a generative NFT project, meaning that the resulting artwork will be created with the use of an autonomous system.
In a video on their website, Tyler Hobbs and Dandelion West described the project as “an experiment in generative collaboration” that engages community members.
The project employs a unique algorithm that offers users tools to generate exclusive artwork based on different inputs. Users can choose from the available palettes, color modes, color varieties, structures, directions, margins, and other options to curate their own digital artwork.
“This collaboration between Dandelion and Tyler began as a thought experiment on how to best tap into emergence in generative art. As the discussion deepened, interesting possibilities for collaboration by the collector arose,” QQL’s website reads.
“This partnership brings together multiple perspectives around creating, collecting, and curating generative artwork into one cohesive project.”
Who Are the Creators of QQL?
Tyler Hobbs is one of the most popular generative NFT artists. His previous project, dubbed “Fidenza,” was a simple yet versatile generative algorithm that brought in over 1,000 ETH in sales. The collection currently has a floor price of 88 ETH and a market cap of around 85,000 ETH, according to data by NFT Price Floor.
Similar to his colleague, Dandelion Mané is a popular figure within the crypto and NFT space. He is a software engineer who works in the cross-section of open-source development, economics, philosophy, and finance.
Currently, Mané is focused on developing the Archipelago generative NFT marketplace, which reportedly supports Art Blocks too.
QQL Seemingly Wins Users’ Hearts
The project has already gained traction among users who are using the algorithm to create generative art concepts. While they can’t mint these artworks now, they can view their final product and even save a copy of their output as an image.
“Can’t stop playing with this. Great job Tyler Hobbs and Dandelion Mané! Already have 25+ favorites and over 100 in queue,” said NFT investor and influencer Giannis Sourdis, who has over 50,000 followers on Twitter.
The project has also announced that they are giving away three mints to users who submit their QQL artwork and are selected from a panel of judges who believe they are beautiful and meaningful works of art.
“It doesn’t take very long to notice that the algorithm leans heavily into emergent traits/aesthetics,” said pseudonymous NFT collector Proper. “Some of my favorites of these emergent outputs are those that are reminiscent of other artists’ styles or project outputs.”