Fascinating FxHash NFTs Flying Under The Radar

I used the minting break to make a deep dive into FxHash collections and spotted some gems...

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Thanks to FxHash closing mints for a whole week during the holidays, I spent a lot of time discovering lesser-known collections. My methodology was straightforward; I just scrolled through the sales history timeline and saved artists and collections that looked interesting. I follow basic rules combined with data analysis (number of listings, market cap, artist’s background, and consistency). I was very excited with my findings and would like to share some sets I feel are undervalued right now. As always, this isn’t supposed to be financial advice; collect what you like despite the floor.

0.2 carat by Sableraph

Let’s start by mentioning Sableraph is one of those gen art OGs. He has been creating art with code for several years, has had a twitch stream running since before FxHash was cool and has sold unique pieces on multiple platforms in the past. I have the feeling people haven’t noticed this because he has only released two collections yet.

0.20 carat by Sableraph

0.20 carat by Sableraph

I enjoy the continuity of the carat story, from simpler carats (0.10) to more realistic carats. The lightning effect is damn hard to code. The color selection is outstanding, perfectly simulating natural carats (you could say these look like a video). There are also different shapes and sizes; It just totally undervalued below the 20 $XTZ mint price.

Strained Glass by x0y0z0

x0y0z0 is evolving from purely abstract collections to a mix of abstract, realistic patterns. In this case, you can quickly figure out the collection is related to strained glasses without knowing its name. I like that sort of simplicity and cleanliness while creating complex patterns. The artist has a solid history. He has been making gen art consistently, not only on FxHash but also on the Ethereum platform.

Stained glass by x0y0z0

Stained glass by x0y0z0

Murmurations by Camille Roux

With Murmurations, Camille innovated into a new series while maintaining his trademark yellow, red, blue, and white palette. His early collections were inspired by cities, rivers, flowers, and rotating systems. Thus, this collection is his more abstract form until now. Technically, the collection seems more mature, fitting better on the screen, adding more diverse shapes, and playing with multiple backgrounds.

MURMURATIONS by Camille Roux

MURMURATIONS by Camille Roux

MILL by Mark Knol

Mark Knol is one of the artists with the highest volume on FxHash. His smolskulls (three different sets) are his emblems and probably will be for FxHash pfps in the long term. He has produced new collections after the skulls that had a significant level of popularity. Nevertheless, mills have a special touch of simplicity that could stand the proof of time. For example, this is one of those collections where you can blindly pick one piece at random and say, yes, this is a Mark Knol’s Mill (same thing with his skulls).

MILL by Mark Knol

MILL by Mark Knol

rings(∞) by rudxane

Rudxane is a FxHash OG and plays a significant role in supporting new members in the FxHash community. His Bingo collection was the 5th minted collection on the platform. Although I like Bingo, rings(∞) is my favorite collection from his repertoire. His palette selection is impressive. He also created a fantastic texture effect that reminds me of light distortions (I can’t elaborate more on this, I’m not an expert in lightning, unfortunately).

rings(∞) by rudxane

rings(∞) by rudxane

Don’t be fooled by the low mint price (0.25 XTZ, <$ 2USD), this collection has a lot of upsides. Interestingly, rudxane released rings(∞) initially in Hic et nunc, and after in FxHash to celebrate five weeks of the platform. Be aware this might be the reason why the floor is low.

A thousand faces by Daniel Oropeza

I wrote about Daniel previously and mentioned his School of Data and Leonidas Storm collections. The last one intrigues me as he plays with audio-reactive tech - the pieces react to your voice or the sound of your surroundings. This time, I would like to mention “A thousand faces” - Daniel stayed away from his pixel experiments and brought up pop culture icons into gen art, which I love!

A thousand faces by Daniel Oropeza

A thousand faces by Daniel Oropeza (animated)

I spotted Dwight from the popular TV show the Office. There are supposed to be 1k faces there. Can you spot anyone else?

Tangent0rang3 by SubjectiveDev

Tangent0rang3 is one of those NFTs you can stare at for a while, watching all the moves. The color palettes are very vibrant. The name makes me think some mathematical dynamics are going on, but I can’t say exactly. As there are only 29 pieces, the collection feels very undervalued. I purchased multiple for less than 5 XTZ, $25USD, and the floor is 10 XTZ/ $50USD right now.

Tangent0rang3 by SubjectiveDev

Tangent0rang3 by SubjectiveDev (animated)

Foliage by __orderandchaos

I was genuinely surprised to discover the Orderandchaos FxHash genesis piece was available for less than 5 XTZ, $25 USD. He has been producing diverse gen art for an extended period on multiple platforms like hic et nunc, rarible, and objkt.com. Foliage is, to me, his best collection until now (it also happens to be his FxHash genesis).

Foliage by __orderandchaos

Foliage by __orderandchaos (animated)

He included two commands to interact with his work. Clicking generates a new render while maintaining the same palette - the foliage will start generating from the same area you clicked. Pressing space pauses the animation, giving you a chance to appreciate many different variations of the same work.

Graffitas by Koala Milk

Koala Milk is a group of artists creating gen art from Berlin. Graffitas isn’t the only collection I found exciting from them, but it certainly is the most undervalued. With this particular NFT collection, they aim to celebrate street art and graffiti capitals around the globe. The texture and palette stand out and makes it a unique piece.

Graffitas by Koala Milk

Graffitas by Koala Milk

Honorable mention - Equilibrium by devnull

I wanted to include this collection in the list, but the floor skyrocketed to over 100 XTZ, ~$500 USD from 2 XTZ, $10 USD in less than 24 hours. So it isn’t flying under the radar anymore. Equilibrium uses a sorting mechanism to move the shapes based on their colors.

Equilibrium by devnull

Equilibrium by devnull (animated)

There are many more hidden gems out there. The FxHash policy of closing the mints for some time allows collectors and artists to take some time to appreciate what is already out there before the minting frenzy begins. I hope this policy will remain after the Beta phase is over.

As I was writing this article, I noticed we need a better process for evaluating this kind of gen art. As it is a new field, we have a “blue ocean” for experimenting and creating such a process.

Kaloh.eth/tez @Kaloh_nft

Is anyone reviewing the quality of the gen art code? I think the code itself is as important as the final creation… isn’t it? #fxhash #tezos

3:16 AM ∙ Dec 31, 2021


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One way would be to pay more attention to the code part. So far, we have been looking at the final pieces and crunching the numbers, but there aren’t many discussions about the actual algorithms. If you follow the replies to the previous tweet, Claus Wilke made some great comments and added some coding examples, which seem like a great starting point.

Until next time,

- Kaloh

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