Rare Apepes come from two important lineages in the Web3 and NFT universe: Rare Pepe and Bored Ape Yacht Club.
As the last bull market of 2021 raged on, a small group of collectors of both Rare Pepe and BAYC sensed that something was all too wrong in the space. Everyday a new project was claiming to be the next great thing. Yet all the commotion was always about the floor price. The NFT world had seemed to forget about the art. History was being lost, despite resurgences in small pockets of the metaverse. What happened to the Pepes?
March 5 2022
Through a paid mint priced at 0.05 ETH. With no whitelist and no bonding curve, the world saw 1,999 Rare Apepes arriving on the blockchain via this method. However, the world was in turmoil, the global crypto market faced a downturn and no new Rare Apepe arrived on the blockchain for months. The other 8,000 could not let anything get in their way of fulfilling their prophecy. They knew they had to do something...
July 1 2022
The rebellion ensued. From ID 2000, the Rare Apepes broke free from the paid mint, turning into a free mint. The rebellion also saw the Rare Apepes break free from the 1:1 ID match with their BAYC counterparts.
No one knew what was about to happen, people began to see the project's potential, the community involvement sparked organic growth that made the project able to navigate towards a direction that was beyond its own founders dreams. To become one of the biggest 'meme' brands in the NFT space and the community we’ve all grown to know and love.
What’s in store for the community.
Rare Designer @pepe_designer
Rare Labs is an agency dedicated to nft digital art design. is founded by the OG artist of the crypto community Rare Designer. This agency intends to offer the design / illustration service for clients who seek seriousness and commitment in the final product.
Rare Designer is one of the original creators of art for Rare Pepe’s a cultural phenomenon which has seduced the crypto and NFT world at large.
Rare Designer is an Artist born in Venezuela, dedicated to drawing from an early age, with 15 years of experience in this field. In 2017 from a very hard crisis in his country, under a famine, he decided to find ways to take advantage of his talent, however it was not until a foreigner of French origin decided to offer him an opportunity, but said payment would be in bitcoin. Not having many alternatives, this young artist accepted the proposal, becoming one of the early artists of the Rare Pepe project calling himself "Pepe Designer". Later he would participate in other projects based on crypto art, becoming a Rare Designer.
Two ingenious and talented indivuals who struck gold with the help of an amazing commnity whom we love.