CrypToadz is a non-fungible token (NFT) collection of 6,969 unique toad-themed profile pictures (PFPs) on the Ethereum blockchain. Each NFT within the collection portrays a pixelated, amphibious creature with a series of distinctive characteristics, including various backgrounds, clothing, accessories, names and more.
Veterans of the NFT world value the subtle references CrypToadz makes to the history of NFTs. In an interview with Defiant, James Wyper, a friend of Gremplin, said, “There are so many inside references and Easter eggs in the Toadz designs.” He added that those features made Gremplin “the visual historian of the space.”
Examples of Gremplin’s nods to prominent NFT collections include the usage of trademark square glasses that are common in NFT art. Some CrypToadz also smoke a cigarette as a reference to Punk #961. Gremplin’s ability to draw the CryptoPunk community to his work adds to the collection’s appeal.
Noah Davis, Christie’s NFT expert, tweeted that he was a proud CrypToadz holder: “It’s like all the weird art kids and the finance club got a table together at university and started talking and building together 24/7.” Davis’ remarks played a significant role in propelling the collection to fame. Via kraken