Q&A:This AIP Aims To Make A Mascot For The DAO. Find Out More About AIP-289 Here:
Updated: Aug 14
The Ape community is currently voting on an Ape Improvement Proposal by ThankApe grant winning artist, AnnieRawrz, to create a mascot for the DAO!
AIP-289 titled ‘Designing a Mascot for Apecoin,’ is an ecosystem allocation fund proposal written by ApeCoin DAO Contributor AnnieRawrz.
“The overwhelming response to Apekin, my Thankape art contest entry in June, has demonstrated the need for a mascot among the Apecoin community,” AnnieRawrz wrote. “Apekin’s design has already sparked engagement within the community. The motivation behind this proposal is to continue building on the momentum generated by Apekin and explore the development of a captivating mascot that truly represents the spirit and supports the goals of the ApeCoin ecosystem, adding a valuable asset to the brand. A mascot plays a crucial role in brand identity by making it recognizable and memorable, adding infinite opportunities for further brand development. Aside from that I would like to inspire and break the ice, inviting other artists to contribute to the ApeCoin brand as well, fostering a collaborative and inclusive community.”
In total, AnnieRawrz is asking the ApeCoin DAO to allocate $5,750 USD for AIP-289.
With the money, AnnieRwarz will develop a style guide for the mascot, create 15 Discord emojis/stickers, 10 graphic assets for marketing purposes, a 3D model of the mascot, and transfer all ownership of the mascot to the DAO. AnnieRawrz anticipates that the creation of the $Ape mascot will take 3-4 months.
To find out more about AIP-289 and to learn more about the DAO’s possible mascot, the Bored Ape Gazette reached out to AnnieRawrz for an interview. Check it out below:
1.In a sentence or two can you tell me about your artist journey and how you got into $Ape?
“I started out as an emote-artist back when I was streaming on Twitch about 7 years ago. Emote sets for Twitch streamers and Discord stickers for Web3 communities aren't that different, so that's what I focused on since I discovered Web3 in 2021. A friend introduced me to ThankApe and $Apecoin in April and the lack of a mascot was the first thing that I noticed about the DAO. That's when Apekin - my art contest entry - came to life.”
Some of Annie Rawr's previous work