Rare Designer on crypto, nft, and pepe the frog
Frogs fascinate Venezuelan artist ‘Rare Designer’, but one, in particular, stands out: Pepe the Frog. An original character by cartoonist Matt Furie, the lizard-looking frog pouts its fish lips and holds the viewers’ gaze with its bulging eyes. The meme aficionados appreciate the comical features of Pepe and hurl the frog to its memedom where several fans caption Pepe the Frog with their own witty texts, trying to out-meme each other.
Rare Designer steers from pasting captions over the images. Instead, he gives his own digital art and NFT twist to the Pepe narrative and turns the frog into the new Mona Lisa, literally replacing Mona Lisa’s face with Pepe the Frog. Named PEPALISA, it is only one of the many digital artworks that Rare Designer has drawn.
He has designed pixelated skulls with psychedelic and saturated backgrounds. His retro gangs and death-related figures bring back the synth era with their electric neon sparks sizzling in behind the subjects. He has created his own deck of playing cards with corns as…