Hyper Jellyz is an NFT collection featuring artwork by HyperHex. This 10k collection of space-born jellyfish is supported by a massive amount of artwork consisting of 5 different classes and 5 one-of-one pieces called “Anomalies”. The goal of this project was to create one of the most ambitious, trait-diverse collections on the blockchain. Over 550 “mouse-drawn” traits exist in this body of work.
At its core, an NFT’s value is derived from its provenance and the vision behind Hyper Jellyz was to maintain that purity. Everything generated has been meticulously handing drawn by the artist.
The lore behind Hyper Jellyz was birthed out of a true event that happened in 1991. Scientists launched 2,478 jellyfish polyps into space on the space shuttle Columbia. Astronauts induced these polyps to strobilate and produce baby jellyfish then monitored their development to adulthood.
The purpose of the experiment was to study how the lack of gravity in space affects jellyfish development and to determine whether adult jellyfish would behave differently once back in the gravity of Earth.
Throughout the mission, the creatures proliferated: By the mission’s close, some 60,000 jellies were orbiting Earth. Unfortunately, the space-bred jellies weren’t able to function properly when they returned to Earth.
The fictional element and story behind the Hyper Jellyz revolve around the premise of extraterrestrial intervention and genetic modification which can be read about in the official White Paper on the website. Disclosure to the public is imminent.
MAX SUPPLY: 10k (1k Minted to Treasury)
ALLOWLIST MINT PRICE: 0.01Eth
PUBLIC MINT PRICE: 0.02Eth