New York, New York – Rolling Stone, in partnership with Yuga Labs, the creators of Bored Ape Yacht Club, are announcing their second NFT collaboration — accessible to anyone and everyone. Two NFTs featuring the iconic Rolling Stone logo and unique Bored Ape Yacht Club/Mutant Ape Yacht Club (BAYC/MAYC) artwork will be offered in two separate ways. First, a 1-of-1 NFT of each piece of art will be auctioned on OpenSea. Second, each of the two NFTs will be sold as a fine art print collector’s item on the official Bored Ape Yacht Club merch store, payable in ApeCoin and open to the public.
The Rolling Stone and BAYC communities share a passion for visual art, musical art, and pushing boundaries to keep the positive energy flowing through its loyal fan members. The new artwork, designed by Yuga Labs, features a BAYC and MAYC scene under the Rolling Stone logo. The first is everyone’s favorite Bored Ape in his own private paradise. The exclusive hand-drawn illustration sees Curtis lounging on the dock of the Bored Ape Clubhouse with a ukulele in hand and dreams of nautical adventures floating in his head. On the mutant side, follow the daredevil ape as he escapes from a mutant slime volcano on his motorcycle as he outruns – and outwits – the barreling plume of lava behind him.
Both the OpenSea auction and merch drop will start at 9am ET on June 22, 2022. The period to buy the prints will last only four hours (9am-1pm ET) and each print will cost $100 + shipping, priced in ApeCoin. Each fine art print sold within the 4 hour window will come with an authenticity card. The winners of the two 1-of-1 NFT auctions will also receive the associated collectors item signed by Yuga Labs’ founders, the artist, and the CEO of Rolling Stone.
“We are thrilled to continue partnering with Bored Ape Yacht Club,” said Gus Wenner, CEO of Rolling Stone. “Our collaboration was born from a shared passion for music and counter-culture, and we are excited to release a brand-new set of works that capture the spirit of the Bored Apes and Rolling Stone.”
“We love Rolling Stone and with our second collaboration we wanted to create an awesome NFT moment and prints that were more widely accessible”, said Nicole Muniz, CEO of Yuga Labs. “Our communities have a lot of similarities, and I can’t wait to see how people display the prints in homes and shops and restaurants and more.”
About Rolling Stone
Five decades since its founding, Rolling Stone today has evolved into a multi-platform content brand with unrivaled access and authority, reaching a global audience of over 60 million people per month. Staying true to its mission to tell exceptional stories that illuminate the culture of our times, Rolling Stone is an authority for music reviews, in-depth interviews, hard-hitting political commentary, and award-winning journalism across print, digital, mobile, video, social and events. Operated and published by Penske Media Corporation, Rolling Stone provides “all the news that fits.”
About Yuga Labs
The possibilities for blockchain’s impact on culture are endless. Yuga Labs is a web3 platform building what’s next, most known for the creation of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, Otherside, and its recent acquisition of CryptoPunks and Meebits. For more information on Yuga Labs visit https://www.yuga.com
OpenSea is the world’s leading peer-to-peer marketplace for NFTs. OpenSea is on a mission to help the world’s creators, collectors and collaborators own and shape their relationships directly. They’re building the world’s most trusted and inclusive NFT marketplace with the best selection – making minting, purchasing and selling NFTs frictionless and friendly, and offering unmatched selection and multi-chain options for creators and collectors of all kinds. Headquartered in New York, the OpenSea leadership team comes from Google, Palantir, Lyft, Uber, Stanford and Berkeley. Investors include a16z, Paradigm, Coatue, YCombinator, Founders Fund, Coinbase Ventures, 1Confirmation, and Blockchain Capital.