David Horvath / Nouns Studio 1 extension

  • Hi everyone, after a very productive Q1 (and a short break) we’d like to ask the DAO to fund David’s work on Studio1 for another 6 months at a rate of 60E
  • Here’s what we accomplished in Q1:
    • Assisted with Bud Light / Vayner Super Bowl project
    • Consulted on Stoopid Buddy / Nouns Documentary
    • Engaged and consulted with W+K (proposals forthcoming)
    • Educating key decision makers at:
      • Imagine Entertainment
      • Illumination Entertainment
      • Adult Animation at Netflix
      • Lego
      • Mattel
      • Medicom Toy
      • Super 7
    • Extensive discussions with a very experienced Hollywood producer
    • Extensive discussions with experienced Hollywood talent agency
  • Here’s what we’re planning on over the next 6 months:
    • Dreamworks
    • Very well known filmmaker
    • Paramount
    • Warner Brothers
    • Disney
    • Continuing to support Stoopid Buddy and W+K

Additionally here’s an update on Sofubi:

Nouns Studio 1 is in pre-production phase of the first Nouns sofubi figure, crafted for distribution at high end retail in Japan and beyond.


initial design phase

Creation, review and modification of 3D models of the designs for production of the wax model needed for casting via Big Shot Toy Works on 3D modeling and development work.

next steps:

final factory and paint cost estimates, colorway choices, header card design,

full production at the factory in Tokyo, and paint.

Creation and production of accompanying limited run accessory product to fill in Nouns sofubi section at retail. ( accessory production via retail contact FewMany in Shinjuku )

Distribution to LOFT stores across Japan, FewMany stores in Ginza, Shinjuku, Shibuya and Saitama, all Seibu department stores in Tokyo. Marui stores in Shinjuku.

Early planning for arrangement of artist collaboration “nouns gallery show” in Tokyo featuring Nouns sofubi and physical Nouns artworks created by leading creators across Japan.

Additional: Nouns Studio 1 will define the vision and broad strokes regarding Designer Con Nouns booth design, nounish feel, message and direction.


I should note intended start date is mid May. Will take off May 2 - 6th. :point_up_2:

Added Additional:
Nouns Studio 1 will define the vision and broad strokes regarding Designer Con Nouns booth design, nounish feel, message and direction.

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This is all incredible stuff! No brainer enthusiastic support from me.

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Yes please. Great work so far!

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Absolutely in favor of your continued work. I feel like you’re doing something very important for Nouns, so exciting to see all of these names. I want to know more about these meetings!!! But also, I understand the importance of discretion in these matters.

One specific request: can you help get our partners to pull together retrospective reports after successful projects? For instance, I’d love data on the success of the Bud ad, same thing with network stats and audience metrics from Rose Parade. I’d really like to ensure we continue to learn and grow from these experiences, and that we have all the data needed to use them as success stories when trying to draw more people into Nouns.

Happy to have you working with us David!!


thanks so much for the kind words. Very interesting questions re: metrics for the parade or bud. Will look into how we might find such info. I can say with our own brands, it was very much cumulative over a very long time, and we focused on consistent events and above all else context vs numbers, ( which I would be very happy to review in founders / nounders voice on discord any time ) as we knew 100 of the people from X group were often far more influential than the 10000 people from Y group, and that was harder to measure after… it was something we had to do with purpose. I did my best to outline such in the case for nouns sofubi here… a bit of a read .Discord.
In the meantime, great question and will figure out how to at least seek out such info.

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