#71

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Cover Story

The Redlion Gazette is the first NFT weekly publication. Each week, we document all the NFT news and global historic events, which we then curate into interesting and educative articles and content.

The covers are all depictions of the news of that week filtered through the lens of many styles of art.

What is ArtDrop?

The ArtDrops are exclusive NFT art commissions that are available for free to ONLY the Redlion Gazette tokens owners of that week. The aim is to highlight good artistic work and ultimately to aspire artists to want to be featured on the ArtDrop.

Fly Away

Reminisce the past and await for new beginning

Alex De MetaLisa

@metalisanft

Alex De MetaLisa is an artist showing his point of view 👁 through digital, sci-fi themed artworks.

Issue #71 dropped on 23rd January 2022 with a landmark cover.

This was our first artwork to feature arguably the most famous crypto meme of all. The bear market continued to bite, depriving investors of their fortunes. The cover depicts a quivering, weeping frog character condemned to flip burgers in Mcdonald's. He brandishes his smartphone, showing the 1 million Twitter followers he amassed back in the glory days. After mulling over different concepts, Dudley came up with the bankrupt frog concept at 2 am. From his initial sketch, we added a series of subtle animations including the tears welling in our destitute star’s eyes, his body shaking and the quivering lips. Given the litigious tendencies of Pepe creator Matt Furie, we decided to name our cover star Jose.

You’ll also notice that Jose’s Twitter profile picture is framed in a hexagon, a reference to this issue’s lead article. Twitter decided to incorporate NFTs into the platform. Verified pfps would now appear in a hexagonal frame. The idea received a mixed reaction but was doubtless a big step towards mass adoption.

In a still male-dominated space, Ana Maria Cabellero took us on a journey through 22 women to watch in NFTs and an interview with Barthazian (expert degen and holder of over 6k NFTs) shed light on the methodology of a major collector.

Issue #70’s art drop was a fantastical piece by Alex De MetaLisa. “Fly Away” evokes a soft dreamscape and encourages viewers to reminisce while awaiting a new beginning.

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