Autoglyphs are the first “on-chain” generative art on the Ethereum blockchain. A completely self-contained mechanism for the creation and ownership of an artwork.
"RAW, ACADEMIC, PROCEDURAL, YET TANTALISINGLY BEAUTIFUL AS IT HOVERS BETWEEN ORDER AND CHAOS, AUTOGLYPHS OCCUPY A UNIQUE POSITION IN THE HISTORY OF BLOCKCHAIN BASED ART.
Following on from the rarity driven, large scale crypto collectible Cryptopunks, Larva Labs’s second project Autoglyphs turns its focus back to art history proper, to academic and formal concerns around the question of what artistic gesture can be contained solely “on-chain”. While the vast majority of NFTs are hosted on decentralised servers, Autoglyphs are contained entirely on Ethereum in just forty lines of code. It was the first of these experiments and marks a ground-breaking example of blockchain-based artistic purity. This is generative minimalism for the NFT age."
- Sotheby's Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale (June 10th 2021)