Second Realm

Eric P. Rhodes, Artist


Unofficial Punks

Category:

Welcome to the Unofficial PunkverseIn February 2021, Eric made a significant contribution to the Profile Picture (PFP) culture when his project, “Unofficial Punks,” popularized PFP project derivatives and started the altpunk movement. This was a time when minting derivatives were largely criticized. The introduction of the alt punk movement was both innovative and disruptive, and today, remixes are an integral part of the culture.Eric takes great pride in seeing how the community has embraced this change, and he feels content knowing he played a crucial role in the rapid evolution of the culture.PFP derivatives are now commonly seen whenever Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) or NFT-like concepts are introduced on new blockchains. They appear to be the go-to starter collection. The First 100
Rare Pepe PunksA remix and homage of two of crypto’s most iconic characters: Pepe the Frog and CryptoPunks. These ERC-1155 tokens were released as free mints or airdrops. And became the de facto allowlist for the Unofficial Punks V2 drop.34 Editions
Unofficial Punks V2Unofficial Punks V2 is a generative collection of 2222 NFTs infused with the DNA of the iconic V1 collection. No roadmap. Just art.The Next 2222
UnOrdinal PunksWe know that PFP derivatives are commonly seen whenever Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) or NFT-like concepts are introduced on new blockchains. They appear to be the go-to starter collection. The most recent instance of this was the emergence of Ordinal Punks on Bitcoin.Reacting to an altpunk being used as one of the first PFP collections on the world’s most popular blockchain, Eric developed “UnOrdinal Punks.”Every attribute in this collection was derived from the 100 Ordinal Punks and then remixed to construct a fresh set of 1000 Unofficial Ordinal Punks.For Eric, “UnOrdinal Punks” represents a full circle, reverting the aesthetics back to the Ethereum blockchain where everything started.Simultaneously, the collection signifies the end of a chapter in his artistic journey. He believes that his work will forever be associated with the derivative culture in the NFT space. With the unique aesthetic of UnOrdinal Punks, Eric feels he has exhaustively expressed his views on remix and derivative culture. Therefore, UnOrdinal Punks marks the final collection in the Unofficial Punkverse.It has been an extraordinary journey for Eric thus far, and he looks forward to more innovative and creative explorations in the future.Minting Now!