The Crypto Art Appreciation Society is here to elevate NFT artists and help people build amazing art collections ❤️ 

 

MEET THE MOS

 

The Crypto Mos are a collection of 10,000 unique NFTs brought to you by the Crypto Art Appreciation Society.  Generated from over 530+ traits they are true individuals created by our artist and founder Bronwyn. They exist on the Ethereum blockchain.

84 ETH from our primary sale is going directly towards emerging artists who will take up residencies in our community and create 10 artworks each that will be made into exclusive editions for our Society members. New artists come in once they are finished – art will be ongoing.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

The Mos have been retired and our awesome community is embracing a new project with the same mission – to elevate artists. More soon …

  WHY MINT A MO?

✌︎ AMAZING PFP ✌︎
Mos are a unique PFP that are designed to make you smile & have over 650+ traits!

✌︎ EXCLUSIVE ART ✌︎
Every Mo gives you access to art from leading NFT artists that we fund through residencies. You receive one piece of work per residency per Mo, but residencies are ongoing. 

✌︎ SPECIAL TRAIT PERKS✌︎
Some Mos have extra special traits that unlock perks like receiving an edition of all artist’s work or getting 1/1 art.

✌︎ COLLECTIBILITY ✌︎
More Mos means more art. They are divided amongst artists by skin type – collect them all and get access to more art!

✌︎ SURPRISE ART DROPS ✌︎
We’ll work with leading NFT artists in the space to create special surprise drops for our holders that will be distributed randomly.

✌︎ COMMUNITY ARTISTS ✌︎
Our community  is made up of many talented artists. We will showcase artists from our holders and highlight their work.

✌︎ FABULOUS MO MERCH ✌︎
Color! We will work with designers within our community to create exclusive Mo merch that stands out in the crowd.

✌︎ GLOBAL ART EVENTS ✌︎
Virtual and IRL art-focussed events including city-based meetups where we connect over NFT art. The more people that are aware of this historical art movement the stronger we are as a community. Let’s spread the message.

✌︎ GLOBAL ART GALLERY TOURS ✌︎
We’ll take our art on a global tour spreading the message about the NFT art movement and meeting IRL. We’ll also put together a virtual gallery and include spots for our artists in our community. 

 

DEEP DIVE
ON CAAS

DEEP DIVE
THE ARTISTS

DEEP DIVE
THE MOS

DEEP DIVE
BRONWYN

THE MO COLLECTION

Each artist is assigned to one of these Mo groups, and then each

Mo receives a piece of art from its assigned artist for every residency cohort.

Bisque

POPULATION TOTAL: 856
POPULATION in FIRST 4000: 352
ASSIGNED ARTIST:
Assigned once residency completed.
ART EDITIONS FIRST DROP: 1/40 
ONGOING: 1/100

 

Sienna

POPULATION TOTAL: 889
POPULATION in FIRST 4000: 368
ASSIGNED ARTIST:
Assigned once residency completed.
ART EDITIONS FIRST DROP: 1/40 
ONGOING: 1/100

 

Cacao

POPULATION TOTAL: 918
POPULATION in FIRST 4000: 346
ASSIGNED ARTIST:
Assigned once residency completed.
ART EDITIONS FIRST DROP: 1/40 
ONGOING: 1/100

 

Honey

POPULATION TOTAL: 878
POPULATION in FIRST 4000: 356
ASSIGNED ARTIST:
Assigned once residency completed.
ART EDITIONS FIRST DROP: 1/40 
ONGOING: 1/100

 

Almond

POPULATION TOTAL: 902
POPULATION in FIRST 4000: 354
ASSIGNED ARTIST:
Assigned once residency completed.
ART EDITIONS FIRST DROP: 1/40 
ONGOING: 1/100

 

Porcelain

POPULATION TOTAL: 892
POPULATION in FIRST 4000: 369
ASSIGNED ARTIST:
Assigned once residency completed.
ART EDITIONS FIRST DROP: 1/40 
ONGOING: 1/100

 

Ivory

POPULATION TOTAL: 879
POPULATION in FIRST 4000: 333
ASSIGNED ARTIST: Assigned once residency completed.
ART EDITIONS FIRST DROP: 1/40 
ONGOING: 1/100

 

Limestone

POPULATION TOTAL: 847
POPULATION in FIRST 4000: 337
ASSIGNED ARTIST:
Assigned once residency completed.
ART EDITIONS FIRST DROP: 1/40 
ONGOING: 1/100

 

Pale Ivory

POPULATION TOTAL: 879
POPULATION in FIRST 4000: 348
ASSIGNED ARTIST:
Assigned once residency completed.
ART EDITIONS FIRST DROP: 1/40 
ONGOING: 1/100

 

Blue Man Group Blue

POPULATION TOTAL: 946
POPULATION in FIRST 4000: 378
ASSIGNED ARTIST: Assigned once residency completed.
ART EDITIONS FIRST DROP: 1/40 
ONGOING: 1/100

 

Soda Green

POPULATION TOTAL: 926
POPULATION in FIRST 4000: 373
ASSIGNED ARTIST: Assigned once residency completed.
ART EDITIONS FIRST DROP: 1/40 
ONGOING: 1/100

 

Ghost

POPULATION TOTAL:  86
POPULATION in FIRST 4000: 29
ASSIGNED ARTIST:
Assigned once residency completed.
ART EDITIONS FIRST DROP: 1/4 
ONGOING: 1/10

 

RARE MOS

Some rare traits have special perks. Traits are defined by the properties listed on the Mo.

Three-eyed Mo

POPULATION TOTAL: 19
POPULATION in FIRST 4000: 5
PERK: Get two pieces from your assigned artist. Get access to CAAS partner’s whitelists. You also mint our all-women collection, the Monas, for free (just gas). 

 

Horned Mo

POPULATION TOTAL: 19
POPULATION in FIRST 4000: 12
PERK: Get ongoing art from artists assigned to their Mo, plus an additional piece from another artist assigned at random.

 

Pink Mullet Mo

POPULATION TOTAL: 11
POPULATION in FIRST 4000: 5
PERK: Choose the piece you would like to collect from your Mos assigned artist. You also mint our all-women collection, the Monas, for free (just gas). 

 

Mona Mo

POPULATION TOTAL: 10
POPULATION in FIRST 4000: 6
NOTE: Mona Mos are the only females in the collection and are all 1/1s. 
PERK: A Mona gives you access to 1/1 art from one artist every cohort. You also mint our all-women collection, the Monas, for free (just gas). 

 

Spesh Mos

POPULATION TOTAL: 11
POPULATION in FIRST 4000: 5
NOTE: Spesh Mos are double trait Mos that have unique trait combinations marked as “spesh”.
PERK: A Spesh Mo gives you access to an edition from every artist in every resident cohort ie 14 editions/cohort. 

 

Clown Mo

POPULATION TOTAL: 137
POPULATION in FIRST 4000: 64
NOTE: Clown Mos are a rare trait but don’t hold any extra perks. Also see other rare traits.  

 

OG Mo

POPULATION TOTAL: 51
POPULATION in FIRST 4000: 51
NOTE: OG Mos are all 1/1 Mos that were created to reward our early supporters.
PERK: An OG Mo allows you to choose what artist you would like to get art from in each cohort.

 

Other rare traits

RED FLAMBO MASK: 11
FEATHERED MASK: 7
BLUE ILLUSION MASK: 8
DIA DE LOS MEURTOS: 9
BOWIES: 145
TWO SMOKES: 4

 

MEET THE ARTISTS

 

We have invited some of the most promising emerging NFT artists from around the world to take up a spot as an artist-in-residence. The 10-week residency will see artists be paid 6ETH each to produce 10 pieces of their most ambitious work yet. They will each have a dedicated channel in our Discord where they will share their WIP progress with our community. Their work will be distributed to all Mo holders as limited editions. Residency cohorts are run continuously, this is our inaugural group.

Apocalypse Art

The visual artist at Apocalypse has been making art since 1993. He’s also a teacher, a facilitator, and a social entrepreneur.

After his MFA, he spent two decades supporting large scale social change projects around the world pioneering a method called “Social Sculpture.”

He didn’t share or show his work until he began making NFTs in 2021. He’s been collected by XCOPY, jakethedegen and Punk 6529.

 

Big Xeus

Alli Hahmmed is 22 and from Lagos, Nigeria. His disipline is 3D/CGI. He creates his artworks using blender and Photoshop, and started designing in late 2017, getting into 3D in March 2020. His art represents daily struggles – the  exaltation of black skin, mental health, futuristic and sci fi themes. His color palette over the year has been black, white, gold, pink, purple and orange. Each of these colors represent his daily struggle and he uses them in correlation to his artwork.

 

Margaret Ngigi

Margaret Ngigi (b 1996) is a photographer and filmmaker based in Nairobi, Kenya, whose work is shaped by the experiences and complex pressures facing young women in contemporary Kenyan society. 

 

Amanda Tidstrand

Amanda is a digital artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. She creates surreal worlds and alternate realities and is mainly inspired by dreams, nature, and abstract concepts. Her art reflects a playful interpretation of time and space and you often find her merging reality with surreal nonsense. Familiar objects and landscapes are seen in unexpected sceneries with tweaked perspectives. 

 

Filippo Mugnai

Filippo Mugnai, 26, is from Firenze, Italy. Filippo fell in love with digital painting, but experimentation is the name of the game.
He integrates his paintings with AI generated images, 3D and photos that he takes. “Only when I paint I truly understand who I am, my paintings are photographs of my soul.”

 

Kat Herrera

Kat Herrera is a young afrolatina who uses afrofuturism to portray black power. Kat’s artwork is remarkably loud in a world trying to
quiet black voices. She highlights the endurance and perseverance of black folks of old and present to contrast the narrative that black skin should only be associated with slavery. She pays homage to her African ancestors, representing black through situations of power as gods, highlighting the beauty of their blackness, along with vibrant and striking colors that give more strength and power to the image. 

 

Jay Bird

Jay is a proud Wiradjuri man living on Bundjalung Country.  To him his art is a connection to his ancestors and a way in which he can express his relationship and deep respect for country.  Jay had felt displaced from his Aboriginal family as he grew up. The journey he has taken back to his roots has been closely intertwined with his artworks.  Art can be a beautiful escape, it can also a path to deep healing. His work reflects his strong connection to country, in particular the coastal landscapes in which he has grown up along side of. The other aspects of Jay’s work, depicts emotional relationships people have with themselves, others and country.

Conwell's Club

A Photographer, digital artist from Sydney, Australia that creates mind bending digital artworks that make you question reality and leave you lost in the vibrant colours and abstract composition.

 

Rocketgirl

Rocketgirl is a digital artist from Edinburgh, Scotland who blends figurative painting with a bold punk-abstract style. Her work is constantly evolving and fuelled with unique energy.

“Life is a circus and I’m here to make it pretty”

 

Sekai Machache

Sekai Machache (she/her) is a Zimbabwean-Scottish visual artist and curator based in Glasgow, Scotland. Her work is a deep interrogation of the notion of self, in which photography plays a crucial role in supporting an exploration of the historical, cultural, and symbolic. Aspects of her photographic practice are formulated through digital studio-based compositions utilising body paint and muted lighting to create images that appear to emerge from darkness.

MOAL

I am a UK-based photographer with a love for all things art. Music and Fashion have always been my two main passions, with  much of my creative time spent writing & composing music, as well as doing a lot of menswear fashion styling. I am influenced by artists from all fields of life; including Björk, Steve Reich, Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester and Jeff Buckley. My pictures are always based on stories, writing narratives through the lens is what I have grown to love. Each image and collection is a story I have written that I hope will resonate with the viewer.

 

Chuma

Chuma is a multi-talented artist & designer whose work cuts across traditional, digital, and emerging creative mediums. 
In his societally reformative work, Chuma continually innovates ways of using both material and non-material aspects of Igbo existence in designing new structures and narratives to build a sense of identity and community. He uses ancient uli motifs, idioms, symbols, folklore, functionality, objects, language and materiality, fused with modern technology in creating art, furniture, spaces, experiences and enterprise.

Habila

Habila is a photographer who main focuses on showing the beauty he’s surrounded by and telling stories. He has always enjoyed creating. This is partly what inspired him to photography. Photography gives him the most freedom to express himself and show the world the way he sees it. A lot of his experiences and influences have shaped his creative side over the years, part of which are being born and raised in the most populous black nation in the world; Nigeria and being involved in advocacy while growing up.

Michele D'Acosta

The versatile nature of abstract expressionism allows me to collage, sample and reinterpret my connection to past and present: and the recalibration of old energies is what I’m endeavouring to do when I reimagine traumatic experiences into a positively charged context — with the intention of creating the space for us all to come to terms with the past and build creative alliances for a brighter future.

MOCHANICS 

 

Want to understand  a bit more about how art is distributed

amongst the initial 4,000 minters.

What benefits do artists get from a residency?

We have created what we believe is the most ambitious project to fund NFT artists. We  believe that NFTs offer a unique opportunity for artists to thrive financially. This opportunity needs to be given to all artists across the globe. Our artists represent diversity of gender, ethnicity, geography, age and experience.  In full transparency this is what we are offering artists.

In addition to payment of 6ETH each we help them build a community of collectors, we also provide a tight-knit group of fellow artists to bounce ideas off, and we give them marketing help and anything we can do to help them be successful in this space.

How much art will one Mo get me?

Every Mo delivers a piece of art from each cohort of residencies. Reidences are ongoing and will be made up of 14 artists each time. At the end of every residence when artists have created their 10 pieces they are each assigned to a Mo type. There are 13 main Mo types that are all roughly the same size and deliver editioned pieces of art made up from some of the 10 pieces of art from the artist they are assigned. The exception is a Ghost Mo which delievers smaller editions every time as they are a much smaller group. Some special Mos then deliver extra art, and if a Mona, 1/1 editioned art for every cohort.

How can I get art from every artist?

Building a collection of Mos of every skin type will mean access to an edition of all artists’ work every cohort. Spesh Mos, of which there are 8 in total, will deliver art from all artists every residency as well. 

How will the project sustain paying 14 artists 6ETH each for ongoing residences?

For every art piece that we distribute back to Mo holders the CAAS keeps 2% to provide an ongoing fund for residences.  Secondary sales of Mos themselves will be used to top up this fund until it becomes self-sustaining.

Note: Artists can also add their own royalties to their work of up to 8% so that they also get ongoing payment for their work.

What are the plans for the Monas, and when will they mint?

The Monas are an all women-PFP collection of 10,000 unique NFTS by CAAS that will form a DAO to purchase high-profile women artists’s work in the space. All Monas will own that artwork, which will be put on sale for a price equitable to men artists in the space. All profits will be used to further highlight female artists in the space. Decisions around what art to buy and how to highlight artists will be made by the community through an equitable voting system.

We will mint the Monas as soon as finish minting the 10,000 Mos.

What is your roadmap?

This is all subject to change and community input

Phase one:

  • Minting to 4,000 Mos and starting the first cohort of residencies. 
  • Kicking off global CAAS networking events – virtual and online where we discuss and highlight the NFT art movement.
  • Distribute art to the 4,000 Mo holders.

Phase two:

  • Minting out to 10,000 Mos.
  • Kicking off the second cohort of residencies.
  • Colloborations with high-profile artists for surprise art drops.
  • Merch design.
  • Grow global CAAS meetups.
  • Set up virtual gallery of all CAAS art so far.
  • Mint the Monas 

Phase three:

  • Achieve sustainability for ongoing artists’ residencies.
  • Kick off global art tours of CAAS artist’s work.
  • Merch distribution.
  • Build out more utility with community feedback.
  • Continue to grow educational resources for artists and spaces.

    MORE TO COME

 

Is the team doxxed?

Yes, our team is fully doxxed and transparent. They also have the experience to deliver on this project. Mos first minted in October 2021 but it became clear that the team needed to prove they could get quality artists on board in order for people to see the value in a Mo. They paused minting with the support of their community and managed to bring some of the most sought after up-and-coming artists in the space into the project. The team is iterative, responsive and puts the project first. The team has invested their own money into getting this project up-and-running and have forgone salaries to work full-time in launching the Mos. We are not here for the short-term and want to be a part of the art legacy that is being created daily in this space.

Why is the collection men only?

rThe Mos sit under the CAAS which always intended on having two collections – one of men-avatars and one of women-avatars. Often collections that have both land up with women being undervalued on the floor – and we will have none of that. We launched with the Mos because a lot of women-only collections already exist, and we wanted to get our message around supporting artists out there first, and then follow up with the Monas supporting women artists specifically. 

We believe that men need to stand up for equality and men need to REPRESENT equality. A man using a female avatar should not be the only way he/they can show that they want a more equal NFT ecosystem. Too often this work is left to women, the LBTQIA+ community and POC. Our Mos are a reminder that we all have to do our bit for a better future.

And Mos do that. They support a diverse range of artists from all over the world, many coming from countries without a history of Government art support or even a tradition of art collection. 

What is a Mo?

A mo is Aussie slang for moustache 🙂

Stay in touch via email. We’ll send you updates about he artists and the project.

   

 THE CAAS TEAM AT YOUR SERVICE

Bronwyn

 Bro is our Chief Mo. She is an artist and writer. While she moonlights as a “Bronwyn” on NFT Twitter, her real name is Bronwen Clune, and she has worked as a journalist as well as a founder and DEI advocate.  She founded one of the world’s first citizen journalism sites, convinced Disney to release film rushes under a Creative Commons license and has been a successful columnist at The Guardian. The Mos are her first generative project and she loved the experience of seeing her work pushed in creative directions she could not have imagined herself. Her art practise is multi-disciplinary and she loves using new art tools like AI to keep pushing her creativity. She hopes to get her own 1/1 art out there.   Find her on  NFT twitter here 

Matt Mo

Matt is our community manager. He is a poet and has taught comms and creative writing at a university level for over 10 years. His poetry centres around personal experiences and explores what it is to be human – pain and all. He is also our in-house philosopher.  Matt is passionate about artists making a living from their creative pursuits and would love to see more poets in the space. He’s dabbling in poetry NFTs. He knows how to build strong communities around a cause. He is aslo Bronwyn’s brother. You can find him on Twitter here

BTCSugarDaddy

BTCSugarDaddy is our Artist Success Manager, wearer of many hats and Jacqueline of all trades. She was drawn to the NFT art world after working in software for over 20 years. A life-long art lover and periodic photographer, she is passionate about supporting artists and the opportunities that NFTs make possible for artists and creators wherever they are in the world.  BTC keeps the team on track and is the super organised one among the bunch. She joined the team after minting a Mo originally and brings a valuable perspective as an art collector.  While she moonlights as a “bitcoin sugar daddy” her name is actually Karen. You can find her on Twitter here.