Vancouver-based artist Carson Tin has been inspired in many ways throughout his extensive career. For his latest artwork, Tin’s late father and his family’s pet rabbit helped him through a creative process.
Ting was announced today as the first artist to be listed on the Last Known NFT Marketplace of Blockchain Foundry, a leading North American blockchain developer.
Chairman Ting, an award-winning art and design studio, co-founded with business partner and wife Denise Cheung to release Ting’s “Billion Buns” collection at Last Known on January 10, 2022.
Chairman Tin’s illustrated NFT collection “Billion Buns” consists of 888 unique NFTs that highlight the life of the progressive and highly curious species “Buns”. The price of each “buns” will be 0.088 Ethereum.
“‘Billion Buns’ is the culmination of many things that are important and personal to me,” Ting explained in an interview with Daily Hive. “Specifically, the 888 is a homage to my late father. The car we grew up in had his customized license plate” TNG888 “when he grew up in Riverdale, Toronto. Bunny is a homage to both Bella and Siufok, the bunny we rescued and lived with one of them for over 14 years. The “Billion Buns” collection can be purchased at LastKnown.com.
By the drop date, the Community Building event will provide LastKnown members with the opportunity to earn whitelist spots and access to purchase NFTs 12 hours before the general public.
“It was a very fun project. In fact, this project is spending so much time that we had to turn down our clients to focus their energy on this NFT project with Blockchain Foundry,” Ting said. Says. “The team I worked with was an absolute dream. All the creative brainstorming sessions up to this point were really fun.
“I love the unique focus of creating character variations based on one central theme. Rabbits. The possibilities are literally endless. Musicians, athletes, artists, etc. personally enjoyed and interested I love being able to spin off something. “
Dan Wasyluk, CEO of Blockchain Foundry and founder of Last Known, is excited to introduce Ting’s “Billion Buns” on the NFT Marketplace.
“We are proud to welcome Chairman Ting as the first artist to join the Last Known family,” Wasyluk said in a release. “LastKnown provides artists with a fully deployed and customized NFT minting experience and a white glove experience to develop raw creative materials on the LastKnown platform.
“Chairman Tin is a great award-winning illustrator, and his extensive experience in advertising space made it impossible to expect a better collection to get started with Last Known.”
Tin is an award-winning artist and former advertising art director who has worked with brands such as Nike Jordan, Lexus, Sony, Vespa and Toyota for the past 20 years. His work has been internationally recognized at Cannes, One Show, London International Advertising Awards, New York Festival, Communication Arts, Clios, Webby Awards and more.
Close to home, Ting worked with Evo CarShare and luxury sneaker brand Six Hundred Four to turn murals into a collection of wearable art. He also paints eye-catching murals outside the Community Taps and Pizza on Commercial Drive and plans a public art installation project in North Vancouver.
In 2020, Tin partnered with Vancouver Whitecaps to create “It Takesa Village,” a fundraiser to commemorate the 7 pm salute to frontline heroes. This initiative has raised over $ 140,000 for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
It is important to reduce to the causes that are important to Tin. Therefore, Chairman Ting will donate 10% of the revenue of “1 billion buns”. Funds will be evenly distributed among the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Greater Vancouver Food Bank, BC Children’s Hospital and the Rabbitat Rescue Society.
“Personally, if you’re in a position to give back to the community, I think everyone has a responsibility to give back to the community,” says Ting. “I think we tend to forget how lucky we are to have basic necessities such as a roof above our heads, access to food, and clean clothes on our backs. The world is very uncertain, and even if you give it to people in need, I think it’s still a long way to go. “
Ting is excited about the release of “Billions Buns” at Last Known, but the artist is already looking forward to digging deeper into the rabbit hole.
“I will also continue to build a world of stories and a billion breads beyond the world of NFTs such as animation and comics,” he shared.
For more information, please visit BillionBuns.com.