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The GBs: Visually Morphing Muses

The GBs Are Getting Ready Can't Wait to Meet You

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Badass Art Spirits

They’re Emotional Alchemists

Glitchy Bitches are fierce forces that help you let shit go and grow more creative mojo. The 10,101 unique GB NFT spirits are emotional alchemists who help their holders turn pain, past challenges and other human ‘glitches’ into creative fuel and renewed energy. 

They Change Over Time

Like us humans, the GBs are complex characters. Over time, as your relationship develops, your GB will reveal new sides to her personality. It is up to the holder to instigate these changes, by burning Glitchy Bitches ERC20 tokens (aka GBTs)… although, depending on your GBs mood, she may not respond quite as you expect. Other surprises may be hidden in their portraits.

They Use the B-word

When used positively, the b-word is a term of endearment amongst female friends or describes a powerful woman (see Cardi B, Beyonce, Tina Fey, Madonna’s use). It has strength at its roots. Artemis, the Greek goddess of the moon, wilderness, hunting, and fertility, is thought to have inspired the word. As for unkind uses of the b-word, it’s time to retire those. If you’re supportive of us, but shy about this word, just call us The GB project! 

They’re Generous

Our ‘G’ doesn’t only stand for Glitchy. The GBs are also Generous and plan to donate 25% of primary sales and a portion of secondary sales to causes that reflect the collection’s values.

The GBs are Coming Soon

Team

G Bae created the art and concept. She’s supported by a top dev team who ensures tech reliability.

G Bae

Artist + Designer
Twitter: @glitchybitches &
@maxgbae

Divergence

Solidity Wizard

Twitter: @divergence_art

Harri

Tech + Crypto Philanthropy Lead

Twitter: @harritee_

Snafu

King of Python
Crushes on G Bae

glitchy.eth

Why the GBs Glitchy Bitches Badass Muses Emotional Alchemists were born

From the Artist

Hello Friends!

Drawing the GBs helped me imagine a more supportive world in a time of need. In 2020, the pandemic brought me to my knees with heavy losses. Inspired by artists like Hilma af Klint and Frida Kahlo who knew pain yet chose art, I tried to work through past and present difficulties with this project. The hardest scar of many that I faced was that I’ve been violently assaulted multiple times and still have trouble speaking about it. Maybe someday I will share more of this backstory. But with this project, I just want to acknowledge that I am not alone. Many people suffer silently for years, if not from violence, from disease, trauma, loss, or grief. I drew the first few dozen GBs by hand, giving them everything I wish I had more of: strength, confidence, sisterhood, courage, hope, connection. Adding code sped up the process of growing the GB family into a larger collection. After the art was done, in real life, things got better, too. I finally mustered the courage to speak up where I needed to, leave a stale job, and make room for art to fill my life again.

The GBs have already given their gift to me, and soon they will no longer be mine to hold. Remember, GBs are never really ‘owned’ any more than an angel or a muse can be. They hold you as much as you hodl them :). My hope is for The GBs to inspire holders to celebrate their weird glitchy selves, bravely face unresolved pain, and find creative ways to rewrite their stories by turning suffering into something new and beautiful. 

Love,
G Bae

Charitable Areas: Healing, Creative Expression & Connection

To ensure that we build a community with lasting impact, we will donate 25% of primary sales as well as a portion of secondary sales to organizations and creative projects that help or inspire people within our cause areas:

  • Healing from Pain: recovering and building resilience after hardship
  • Finding Supportive Communities: learning to go beyond silence and loneliness when facing hardship to build trust and connection, and to do this effectively for others
  • Reimagining Inner Stories: grappling with raw inner identities, and getting inspired by the best at emotional alchemy and storytelling
  • Create New Stories and Art: learning to find and develop a new story, and all the skills needed to express it creatively 

GB Holders will have the chance to nominate and vote for specific artists and organizations to support. 

Symbolic of Bolder Creative Legends

The GBs symbolize bold creative legends of the past who knew pain and made joy anyway. They want you to write your own story and defiantly ignore the haters.

The Story of the GBs Will Unfold

The GBs have an origin story encoded in their portraits.

Artist Statement: Drawing the GBs Gave Me Strength In Real Life

Hello Friends!

I grew up making art, studied design, worked in fashion, then became an academic and have been teaching design at Harvard University for the past ten years. Fast-forward to 2020, when the pandemic brought me, like so many others, to my knees with heavy personal losses. But that dark moment had a silver lining: it led me to the realization that I was not living the creative life I yearned for and that had to change. As everything crumbled around me, I turned to the one thing that has always made me feel better: making art. 

I was initially trying to cope by imagining and drawing stronger women, guardian angels of sorts who would help me toughen up and get through painful experiences past and present. Drawing GBs became a form of resistance against things I’d bottled up and needed to finally let go to find myself again. I no longer wanted to try to be ‘serious’ or ‘Harvard’ anymore, but to be free to be feminine and artsy and into fashion and pop culture without being seen as weak. Drawing inspiration from the persistence of badass female artists like Hilma af Klint and Frida Kahlo who knew pain yet chose art, the first GBs emerged as unapologetically strong feminine art spirits. And I love colorful everything and nail art. So I made the GBs way more colorful than humans, and gave them dazzling nail colors, and all this made me very happy! At that time, there were still only about a dozen GBs. 

As I drew more of them, gnarly past experiences I’d buried started to surface, and I needed to finally deal with them. The hardest scar I faced was that I’ve been violently assaulted before and still have trouble speaking about it. So I drew the GBs as fierce fighters with special powers to go back in time and give me – and people like me – extra strength. I wanted the GBs to be loud and fearless and for them to teach me to be less timid. Most importantly, I wanted them to never feel alone in battle like I did. This is why no GB is ever alone. Each ‘one’ is actually an inseparable band of six strong, badass versions of herself.

Making the GBs helped me imagine a more supportive world, and that helped me heal old wounds and find myself again. At some point, it began to feel like the GBs were taking on a life of their own as a collective that represented what I craved more of in my life: sisterhood, strength, femininity, and connection. Adding code sped up the process of growing the GB family into something much larger. After the art was done, in real life, things got better, too. I finally mustered the courage to speak up where I needed to heal deep hurts. And I also resigned from Harvard. The time had come to move on and make room for art to fill my life again.

The GBs have already given their gift to me, and soon they will no longer be mine to hold. My hope is that future GB holders will feel some of the healing that lies at the heart of this project, and that their unique GB will be like a guardian angel and creative muse for their own needs. The GBs are intended to be ‘emotional alchemists’ who help turn pain into creative fuel and bring joy to their holders. Remember that GBs are never really ‘owned’ any more than an angel or a muse can be. They hold you as much as you hodl them :). May they go on to inspire many holders to rediscover their weird, glitchy selves, to bravely face their unresolved pains, and to find creative ways to transmute the suffering that they have experienced into art and beauty and joy. 

Love,

GBAE

We are all glitchy bitches inside.

Designed by 107 artists from around the world, each Glitchy Bitch represents a rare one-of-a-kind work of art. The responsive NFT sale is the first phase of a larger show involving the sales of physical art from the headline artists in New York, and culminating in a showing at the Biennale during the summer of 2022 in Venice. 

Every GB is mysterious can transform has personality

Charitable Focus Areas: Healing,  Creative Expression & Connection

The GBs are generous and plan to dedicate 25% of primary sales to the following charitable causes. GB holders will have the chance to nominate and vote for organizations to be supported by the project. A portion of royalties will allow us to continue supporting our causes beyond the initial sale.

Healing, Resilience, and Recovery from Hardship: 
Organizations that help people foster resilience and recovery from loss, trauma, and grief.
Organizations that help people feel connected and supported during tough times.

Creativity, Finding, and Expressing the Inner Self:
Organizations that help people find and express their inner identity.
Organizations that help people express themselves creatively.

Connection, Inspiration, Creative Education, and Excellence:
Organizations that honor diverse creatives whose work helps people see and think differently.
Organizations that help other people who are just beginning their creative journey to be inspired by and learn from the best.

Our Team

The artist, GBAE, drew the art and created the broader concept of the project. GBAE is supported by an experienced development team who makes sure the tech is reliable. The team includes @divergence_art and @harritee.  

FAQ

How do changes work?

Every day a GB emits her own ERC20 GB token (GBT). Asking your GB to change requires sending 30 GBTs (about one month of NFT emission) to the GB contract and burning them.

Can I revert a change?

If you don’t like the latest change you asked your GB to make, it will be possible to have her change back to a previous configuration.

Can I get GBTs any other way?

It will be possible to receive additional tokens by participating in upcoming GB community events via our Discord.

How can I work out the rarity of my GB?

The traits you see listed in OpenSea will relate to the particular version of herself your GB is displaying to the world. Percentages are based on the full list of traits displayed by GBs at that moment in time (albeit a little out of date, as OpenSea doesn’t refresh this data instantly). We will be adding a traits calculator on this website where you can see how rare a particular trait is across all GBs, including versions not yet revealed. You will also be able to calculate the rarity of your GB so far based on versions already revealed… but final rarity scores will slowly evolve over time. Patience is a virtue 😉

Phase 1: Glitchy Bitches NFTs

May 2021: NFT Sale of 10,101 GBs

Phase One features 10,101 digital portraits made by participating artists from around the world, with secret participation by our headlining artists, all of whom have exhibited in major museums around the world.

Phase 2: Headline Artists

NYC Summer ‘21: Reveal and Exhibit of Headlining Artists

Phase Two is all about our Headlining Artists. Throughout the NFT sale we will be unveiling the identities of individual headline artists. Once all of the identities of our headline artists have been revealed, an exhibit of their original works that have never been seen before, including in Phase One, will be shown in New York. 

Phase 3: Exhibit Physical Art

Venice Spring ’22: Exhibition of Entire Project and Headlining Artists’ Physical Works

Phase Three takes place at the Venice Biennale, and marks our headlining artists’ first time together in a major art exhibition.

Phase 4: Auction Physical Art

Dubai Summer ’22: Auction of Headlining Artists’ Physical Artworks

In the fourth and final phase, we auction the physical masterpieces from this project. To participate in the auction, a prospective buyer must demonstrate ‘proof of bitch’, ensuring that the auction is limited exclusively to owners of a Glitchy Bitch NFT.

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