A glance at WGMI Interfaces’ artwork is all it takes to realize it’s unique. However what makes Interfaces a truly remarkable project is that their approach to building a community is just as unique.
The best way to get on the Interfaces pre-sale list is… there is no “best way!” This is entirely by design. Interfaces forgoes the usual pre-sale list grinding tactics, instead opting to foster all types of creativity that cater to people’s best strengths.
Cool… but how to get noticed?
- be authentic — craft your own unique voice
- be transparent — show your thought process/ don’t hold anything back
- show your work — share what you’ve been working on!
[Note: hopefully Interfaces will notice these traits in my post! 😅]
It was fascinating to see all the creative and different ways people made the Interfaces pre-sale list — here’s a list of my 10 favorites:
1) WGMI? More like yum-my!
2) WGMI’ing famous pop culture references
Someone even created this amazing Interfaces Pac Man game!
3) Homage to blue chip projects
I absolutely love when derivatives for new projects are created that incorporate art from pre-existing blue chip projects. Why? Because not only does it show that the art from these blue chips is easily recognizable, it also reveals that the new project’s art also contains distinctive traits.
Speaking of blue chip projects, can you spot Interfaces in this “Class of 2021” image?
Memes are often referred to as “the central currency of Web3” and it’s no secret as to why — EVERYONE loves to laugh! Interfaces fully endorses memes — they even ran a “WGMI 🤝 InvisibleFriends meme crossover” contest!
Some other hilarious memes were: an Invisible Friends “this is fine” meme, an original take on the Drake meme, and even a Rickroll! My favorite meme is this amazing Spice Girls clip which literally had me in stitches 😆.
6) Real life WGMIs reimagining everyday items
One creative approach people took was to repurpose real-life, everyday objects and “WGMI’fy” them.
My favorite: a father-son duo who mowed the Interfaces insignia onto their lawn.
Another original approach taken was to reimagine and “WGMI’fy” older technology. I thought this was not only humorous, but also fitting as it signifies the bridging of older technology with the new.
8) Music, videos, and music videos
YouTube videos such as this and the one below were both informative and entertaining in helping to understand the project better.
9) Proactively helping others in the community
The foundation of Interfaces is kindness — it’s definitely not a coincidence that the team also has an NFT project called “Good Deeds.” Interfaces ascribes tremendous value to those who help others.
For example: a number of fraudulent Interfaces collections were created in order to trick people. This led @0xBenedictus to compile a thread of 6 fake OS listings in order to help others avoid falling for scam collections.
10) Above all else, be a “mentsch”
The most important aspect for any project to succeed is their community. Interfaces greatly values this and wants its community to be built on creativity, selflessness, and being kind without expecting anything in return.
The following 2 instances fully illustrate these values.
As the below tweet states:
As a reward for Mark’s selflessness, Interfaces rewarded him with a spot on the pre-sale list.
Being a “class act”
Due to a recently discovered OpenSea exploit, people have been able to buy blue chip NFTs for way under market value.
This didn’t sit well with @sum1eth who decided to be proactive and purchase one of these discounted blue-chips just so he could return it later at cost.
Interfaces was SO impressed with @sum1eth that they added him their pre-sale list — completely unprompted and without him even asking!
As their name suggests, the most important thing is to be good to one another: We’re ALL Gonna Make It.