What is 0N1 Force?
Summary of 0N1 Force NFTs
- 0N1 Force is an NFT collection of generative art featuring 7,777 anime-inspired, hand-drawn side portraits.
- An extensive backstory and community are central elements of 0N1 Force, giving each NFT a unique place within an imagined world.
- 0N1 Force has partnered with Steve Aoki, Paradigm Sports, Bassjackers and others to promote the project and provide perks to its community.
0N1 Force is a non-fungible token (NFT) collection depicting 7,777 otherworldly warriors known as the 0N1 (pronounced OH-knee). Each of the monsters, demons and ghost spirits that make up this digital art collection feature unique, hand-drawn attributes such as cat ears, bomber jackets and possessed eyes.
Created in the anime style of artist IMCMPLX, these 2D side-profile NFTs serve as unique collectibles and profile pictures (PFPs) for online social sites.
0N1 Force holders are a vibrant community of art lovers, artists and celebrities including Logan Paul, Bobby Kim, Gary Vaynerchuk and Steve Aoki. The community has pushed the project forward in both digital and physical spaces while collectively inspiring an expansive lore that underlies the 0N1 Force project.
Who created 0N1 Force NFTs?
0N1 Force is the brainchild of JR, a fine artist and former middle school art teacher. Inspired by side-profile portraits, like those on the iconic “Demon Days” album by Gorillaz, JR tried his hand at developing his own character portraits and distributing them as NFTs.
The 0N1 Force co-founders assembled on Clubhouse, a social audio discussion app. JR reached out to artist IMCMPLX, someone he had noticed was very active in NFT channels on Clubhouse.
Together, they pitched the idea to Strawberry, a Clubhouse user known for leading NFT projects. Strawberry liked the backstory and detailed artistic concepts, bringing CryptoSpaces on board to help visualize the narrative and guide 0N1 Force to launch in 2021. The co-founding team includes JR, IMCMPLX, Strawberry, CryptoSpaces and LinkedEm.
What makes 0N1 Force NFTs unique?
One of the most distinctive features of the 0N1 Force is the highly developed backstory of the NFT collection. The narrative underpinning the characters in the collection gives each NFT an extra dimension and allows for interesting releases that develop the story even further, such as the 0N1 Force digital comic book.
The 0N1 live in a plane called the Ethereal Enclave where the emperor has abruptly died without an heir. The emperor's sudden death caused widespread panic and new authorities rose from the ensuing chaos. In the aftermath, the 7,777 0N1 characters were stripped of their peaceful lifestyles and divided into three clans.
Each element of the 0N1 Force NFTs has been hand-drawn by artist IMCMPLX. Combining anime and Transformer-inspired robotic features, the illustration team’s dark, yet striking style helps the 0N1 Force NFT collection stand out from the pack.
The 0N1 Force team has brought in artists from across different projects and industries to add further depth to the imagined world they’ve created. They have partnered with celebrities like Steve Aoki, DJ Kaku and Bassjackers for cross-promotion, making 0N1 Force especially popular within the electronic music community.
Fans of the collection were given early access to apparel and merchandise featuring the NFTs from the collection. The 0N1 Force team also plans to develop an online store for 0N1 Force NFT holders in order to help them monetize their collections. 0N1 Force NFTs continue to be enriched via other forms of media, making participation in this community a multifaceted experience.
Why buy 0N1 Force NFTs?
0N1 Force NFTs have a striking visual identity and robust backstory that differentiates each of the collection’s characters. NFT collectors looking for a project with a well-iterated and original lore might consider buying an 0N1 Force NFT.
0N1 Force NFTs are also completely hand-drawn, giving the collection an authentic, colorful-yet-stoic aesthetic. This attention to detail showcases the team’s effort to ensure that even floor-price 0N1 Force NFTs are worth collecting.
Owners of an 0N1 Force NFT will also receive access to the 0N1 Force digital comic series, which features the same striking graphic style as the 0N1 Force collection. In collaboration with artist Cromagnus and comic producer Josh Blaylock, the comic promises to add even more story depth to the collection’s characters.
Members of the 0N1 Force NFT community also get access to exclusive NFT releases from the 0N1 Force team. Holders are expected to be able to mint 1 of 7,777 0N1 Nano Suits, through which the collection’s NFTs will be able to further interact with the digital world around them.
What makes 0N1 Force NFTs valuable?
The 0N1 Force team continues to develop additional NFT collections tied to the original 0N1 Force drop.
Buying an 0N1 Force NFT will give the owner access to its 0N1 Frame — a second NFT collection based on the original 0N1 Force token ID — and eventually, its related 0N1 Nano Suit NFT.
0N1 Force NFTs feature traits of varying rarity levels. For example, only five of the original 0N1 Force NFTs are categorized as “haunted” — with an eerie specter looming over their shoulder. These 0N1 Force NFTs, and others with uncommon traits, are particularly sought after by collectors.
Having a unique 0N1 Force NFT can also influence another valuable aspect of owning a part of the collection — 0N1 Force NFT holders are granted intellectual property rights to their NFTs, allowing them to monetize their 0N1 characters through merchandise sales.
An 0N1 Force NFT owner can print, distribute and sell products featuring their character. The coming online shop will further help the collection’s NFT holders sell products featuring their 0N1 Force NFTs.
0N1 Force has developed partnerships with Coinbase and Paradigm Sports to grow the brand and expand its product offerings. Project co-founder JR has also expressed interest in developing an anime series that further develops the 0N1 Force story.