NSFW: Nouns Archive Center

Nouns Archive Center

TL;DR

  • Building a website to display the creativity of NounsDAO’s contestants and all the memes proliferation - https://nounsarchive.wtf/
  • Will be adding all past entries and for upcoming 2 months.
  • 2 months of operations, October & November 2022.
  • 4 ETH requested.

Introduction

Hello NounsDAO,

I’m Voadz, one of the Nouncillors. Periodically, I’ve seen a tonne of delightful contest submissions from all across the world. It is definitely beyond our expectations. I have decided to create a platform where we can archive and display all of the entries from NounsDAO’s contestants.

Why is it important to document and archive these things?

“The body continuously explores time and space. It holds our history, if we listen closely.” -Chloe Chotrani

It would be a huge loss if we are unable to showcase all excellent contest submissions. Our memes proliferations are all contained inside.

Summary

  • Vision ; To showcase all talented artists together with their artworks that contribute around Nouns ecosystem.
  • Objective ;
      1. Bring on talented artists from all over the world who use various art forms for genre variety.
      1. References that act as inspiration. Drawing from references is beneficial because it provides our imaginations with tangible things to model after.
      1. To create potential opportunity for artists to receive commissions or collaborative works/projects with others.
  • Strategy ;
      1. To have filters/tags to direct anyone to browse relevant areas & certain parameters. Example ; watercolor, 3D, bread, yellow.
      1. Listing out all the upcoming/on-going contests to keep track with. Currently, using Notion.
      1. Publish a weekly spotlight artists/artworks/mediums/genres on the homepage of the website.
      1. Target a daily KPI to publish 10-15 artworks of any mediums from any available sources for example Twitter, Instagram & etc.

Deliverables

  • I will be adding all past entries from any Nouns related projects and all memes proliferations for upcoming 2 months for trial ( October & November 2022 ).
  • As per said under Strategy.
  • Weekly report and updates on new developments on discourse & social media.
  • Anyone is welcome to request to have their works displayed.

References

Sample 01 ; Noggles - Nouns Archive
Reference ; https://twitter.com/thenoadz/status/1551312156343148544

Sample 02 ; Cloud - Nouns Archive
Reference ; https://twitter.com/punk4156/status/1534236892060860417

Sample 03 ; Nouniversary - Nouns Archive
Reference ; https://twitter.com/thenounsquare/status/1554293988043198464

Other samples ;

Resources

Budget Breakdown

  • 1 ETH - Work Done on Sept 2022
  • 1 ETH - Deliverables for October 2022
  • 1 ETH - Deliverables for November 2022
  • 1 ETH - Nero One’s compesation ( Sept - Nov 22 ) - He has been assisting me in identifying and offering advice on any technical concerns & a great partner to work with in a long run.

Voadz ⌐◨-◨

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this is a great idea. would you be cool doing 2 ETH up front and then 2 ETH at the end of november?

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Thank you!
Yes, sounds good to me. Lets do this. LFG ⌐◨-◨

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this is a neat idea. is everything we do contest wise implied to be cc0? can anyone use anything from this site in anyway they want? i’m not sure, but it would be good if we could be clear about this on the site

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Love these type of retroactive projects that provide important scaffolding for both historical context as well as valuable resources for future initiatives.

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Thanks @Oni & @metamonk for the feedbacks.

It is best to have cc0 on most of the artwork where everyone can use them freely but I am not sure what is the best approach just yet. I think there are few factors here ;

1 ) all entries are mainly act as a reference. artist can declare their works to be cc0 or not. anybody can approach their preferred artist for their permission to use.

2 ) casually host a cc0 contest where all entries will be cc0.
It could be potentially a good thing where we could have official / unofficial derivatives which inspired by their predecessors and there are likely to be additional qualities and styles in the future.

3 ) we can categorize / put a tagging on cc0’s artists / artwork in general

As for now, I will place a statement about this on the webpage regarding the referring materials. As we go along, I will observe what’s the best approach to this.

awesome, lets do it. very excited to fund this from NSFW

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TYSM NSFW for the support!