Rolling Stone features story on Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs, plus announces sale of NFT Rolling Stone magazine cover

  • Samantha Hissong of Rolling Stone has a feature story on the creators of the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs, Gordon Goner, Gargamel, No Sass, and Emperor Tomato Ketchup, who started Yuga Labs.
    • “Just last year, the four thirtysomethings behind Bored Ape Yacht Club — a collection of 10,000 NFTs, which house cartoon primates and unlock the virtual world they live in — were living modest lifestyles and working day jobs as they fiddled with creative projects on the side. Now, they’re multimillionaires who made it big off edgy, haphazardly constructed art pieces that also act as membership cards to a decentralized community of madcaps. What’s more punk rock than that?”
  • The magazine is also selling a digital cover as an NFT, in partnership with the Bored Ape Yacht Club. Time to cash in.
  • Because Rolling Stone is itself iconic, we expect a record sale–no pun intended–for the NFT cover with Bored Ape Yacht Club.
  • This follows sales of magazine covers as NFTs by TIME magazine and The Economist.
  • A special edition print zine of Rolling Stone (2,500 copies) has already sold out!