The esteemed company that acquired CryptoPunks last year, Yuga Labs, has established a collaboration with the design firm Zak Group. Their objective is to create a book that meticulously chronicles the extensive history of CryptoPunks. 

Yuga Labs states that the book will uncover undisclosed information regarding the project’s founders and the overall evolution of CryptoPunks. The authors describe each collectible, including trait combinations and the distinctive pixelated design. 

The project aims to comprehensively document every Punk, incorporating insights from influential individuals in Web3, digital art, and technology domains. Esteemed personalities in the crypto industry, such as SnowFro, Beeple, 6529, Deafbeef, and the founding members of Larva Labs, will contribute to the book. 

The community will contribute to the dynamic writing process. Feedback gathered from users on Discord and Twitter will influence the brand’s evolution and shape the project’s final outcome.

Zak Group assists brands in establishing and pursuing innovative artistic paths. It has collaborated with prominent brands, like Nike, Def Jam Recordings, and RIMOWA. The London-based group will now curate and present intricate details about CryptoPunks to offer an unparalleled reading experience. 

Yuga Labs, operating as the umbrella organization, will commence the pre-sale of the CryptoPunks book in autumn 2023. The official release is scheduled for the upcoming winter season.

CryptoPunk #9998 was last sold for 124 ETH, Source: OpenSea

A Snippet of CryptoPunks’ History

In 2017, the world of digital art was forever changed with the emergence of CryptoPunks, an innovative NFT collection. Created by Larva Labs, CryptoPunks quickly became pioneers in blockchain-based collectibles. With 10,000 unique 24×24 pixel art characters, each possessing its distinct attributes, the collection captivated the crypto community.

The early days saw limited interest, with the first 1,000 CryptoPunks given away for free. However, as the potential of NFTs gained recognition, demand skyrocketed. 

The scarcity and individuality of each Punk drew collectors and investors, driving prices to unprecedented levels. The CryptoPunks collection has generated over $1 billion in sales, with the rarest and most sought-after Punks fetching jaw-dropping sums.

These digital pioneers forever revolutionized the art world, bringing blockchain technology to the forefront. The legacy of the collection is a testament to the power of innovation and disruptive potential of the decentralized future.