In a captivating blend of iconic meme culture and digital blockchain art, Holograph, a multichain NFT protocol, revealed its latest collaboration on Tuesday. The new offering, called “KilroyPunk,” pays homage to the famous CryptoPunk #8527, a notable character from the first-ever NFT collection. This project brings together artist Eric Elms and the enigmatic foobar, renowned creator of Delegate Cash and a prominent figure on Crypto Twitter.
KilroyPunk represents Holograph’s latest endeavor to establish a strong presence in the rapidly growing NFT marketplace. This collection is the third time the multichain protocol has utilized its consumer-focused application to present its offerings. Priced at $15 for a 48-hour period, this open-edition mint can be claimed an unlimited number of times.
Foobar emphasized the significant role played by CryptoPunk #8537 in building brand recognition over time, stating, “It’s a nice remix on top of the classic Punk.” Foobar has amassed a substantial following, with over 133,000 Twitter followers.
The Kilroy name traces its origins back to the 1940s when “Kilroy Was Here” became a symbol of the American presence on battlefields in Europe and the Pacific, often depicted as graffiti. Elms’ utilization of Kilroy, a symbol known for its social commentary, adds a poignant subtext to his exploration of the NFT realm.
The collaboration between Holograph, foobar, and Elms was teased on the streets of New York City. This approach, inspired by counterculture trends in streetwear and skateboarding communities, added to the anticipation surrounding the NFT launch, according to Holograph CEO and co-founder Jeff Gluck.