HypeArt has teamed up with FVCKRENDER to release the media mainstay’s first-ever collaborative NFT that takes inspiration from HYPEBEAST’s print magazine covers. Entitled 'FVCK_HYPEBEAST//', the artist created a brand-new CG art featuring crystallized florals with ‘HYPEBEAST’ text imposed on the digital cover.
Frederic Duquette, aka FVCKRENDER, is the leading digital artist from Montreal known for his 3D loops of alien subjects to undulating forms inspired by architectural geometry. Duquette reinterprets HYPEBEAST’s iconic print magazine cover with elements from his metaverse from the last few years such as crystallized flowers, hands and chains. The flowers symbolize growth where the hands represent generosity while the chains recall the spirit of community and working together. When all of these elements are combined, the resulting animation is a magnetic force from an otherworldly realm that celebrates the still-evolving technology surrounding digital art.
This joint work signals the start of ongoing NFT partnerships between the publication and leading artists in the global contemporary art sector. HypeArt aims to launch more narrative-focused NFTs that tell in-depth stories between the collaborators in the near future.
Hypebeast Ltd. started from a sneaker website founded by Kevin Ma in 2005 to a publicly listed media company in 2016. With a total reach of over 44.6M users across all platforms, The media group boasts a global readership across Asia Pacific, North America, Europe and more, with the flagship platform available in five languages. The group has expanded its publishing brands to a wider scope in recent years, encompassing Hypebeast and its multiple content distribution platforms, HBX, our e-commerce and retail platform, and Hypemaker, our global agency.
Frederic Duquette, better known as FVCKRENDER, notably uses a wide range of tools found within Cinema 4D software — heralded as the industry standard for 3D modeling — to create futuristic landscapes, crystalline arrangements and all sorts of hallucinatory renderings. It’s only been five years since Duquette started developing digital-based projects, but he has already built an immense portfolio of both personal and commission-based projects, especially in the NFT space.
Since 2016, the artist has challenged himself to develop a render each day and share it on his social media accounts. His work has evolved over the years, attracting a slew of leading major brands and artists to commission him for collaborations, including Dior, Lil Nas X, and in 2020, Supreme had commissioned the artist for original graphics to be featured on the label’s 2020 Spring tees.
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