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About the emograms

A news article provided the inspiration for the emograms: in 2015, Oxford Dictionaries chose an emoji pictogram as the word of the year (Emoji is a Japanese word, where ‘e’ stands for picture + ‘moji’ for character). I found this very exciting: humanity started written communication using drawings and pictograms, then constantly simplified these into letters and characters. Following the birth and intensification of mobile and computer-based communication, we started to re-create drawings and pictograms from characters and letters. Finally, we got rid of characters again, sometimes even of words and returned to the use of emojis and icons. We incorporated them into our daily communication. In my work, I put the lost words back into the emojis. This is how emograms were born.

Emograms NFT

Emograms is a collection of 99 unique digital artworks (stored in digital format on IPFS), each represented by an NFT on the Polygon blockchain. The collection is sold by the Artist himself through this marketplace, specially developed for the Emograms. 

Tokens and Emogram Sculpture redemption

Each Emogram NFT comes with one special Sculpture Redemption Token (SRT). There will be only 99 of these tokens, and no new tokens will be minted in the future. Owners of the specific emogram NFTs can burn 33 of these SRT tokens to redeem a physical sculpture of the specific Emogram NFT. Buyers would only be able to redeem the sculpture if they are the owner of the specific NFT. Users are able to buy just the SRT tokens, without the NFT, but the only use case for these tokens are the redemption of the sculptures. Distribution SRT tokens and trading starts after all the Emograms are sold.

By redeeming the sculptures, NFT owners first put their token in an escrow with the Founders. During the redemption process, NFT owners will be asked for their contact information and delivery address, and after the delivery of the sculpture the tokens are burned and removed from circulation. After every token is burned, there will not be any more tokens, and more sculptures cannot be redeemed; this means that there can be only 3 of these sculptures in total. Any NFT can only be redeemed once. After the redemption of the sculpture, the NFT is tagged as redeemed, and no additional sculpture can be redeemed, even if the buyer has 33 SRT.

Every redeemed sculpture has a QR code embedded on its surface. Owners of these sculptures can verify the originality of their sculpture by scanning the QR code. The hash of the QR code is produced after scanning, and it is compared to the one stored on-chain. Owners of these sculptures can verify the originality of their product any time, and multiple times as well, but the transaction and gas costs will be the responsibility of the owner.

kissmiklos (Miklós Kiss)

Designer and visual artist, who covers many fields, including interior design, fine arts, graphic design and typeface design.

His works are characterised by a strong artistic approach and outstanding aesthetic quality. His unique style, based on ligatures, is a trademark in the world of typography. In his art works and installations, he often combines elements of fine art, typography and interior design. In 2019, he exhibited in the main pavilion of the Gwangju Design Biennale. In 2021 he won 4 TDC awards. His work has been published many times in European, Asian and American design magazines, books, professional publications and art portals.

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