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Azulejos

Azulejos is a long-form generative art project on plottables.io. See the Project and test mints.

Azulejos is a long form generative art project, stored immutably on the Ethereum Blockchain, through plottables.io platform. It generates vector drawings, that can be fed into a pen plotter to generate a physical drawing.

Test output of azulejos script
Test output of azulejos script

I have been playing with this algorithm for roughly a year, experimenting with different arrangments, tile patterns, and plotting settings. It started with a series of mandala-like arrangements.

Procedural Mandala, a base for tiles generation
Procedural Mandala, a base for tiles generation

I have fond memories of holidays in Portugal and my family loves playing the Azul boardgame. When I started assembling mandalas on a grid, it reminded me of Portuguese tiles, the Azulejos.

Very first Azulejos plot
Very first Azulejos plot
First attempt with KWZ Ink Sheen machine 2. I love this ink.
First attempt with KWZ Ink Sheen machine 2. I love this ink.
One of first A2 plots, with symmetry locked at 3
One of first A2 plots, with symmetry locked at 3

I started experimenting with different arrangments, colors scheme and various glitches over the uniform grid.

Azul on cubes
Azul on cubes
Black on red. Winning a war against contrast
Black on red. Winning a war against contrast
First glitchy azulejos
First glitchy azulejos
Decided to cut a section of plot instructions
Decided to cut a section of plot instructions

Example outputs

Selected ropsten mints, more can be found here

NFTs features

Feature Description
Ink Type of ink to be used for plotting
Glitch Whether the glitch layer is added
Locked Is the number of symmetries the same for every tile
X offset Every odd row is offsed
Long fibres Use only longer lines for tiles generation
Only curves Only curved lines used for tiles generation
Tiles count Number of tiles vertically
Tiles padding Add a padding (grout) betweeen tiles

Plotting instructions

For best results, use a pen with 0.5mm in width. TWSBI Eco fountain pen with the broad tip is perfect. The generated plot will contain 100-130m of lines, is made to fit an A3 page with 1.5cm margins, and will take multiple hours to finish. Recomended inks for physical plots:

I tend to use Fabriano Bristol paper, 250gsm, acid free.

For funky results, stop the plot in the middle of the plotting process (with path sorting enabled), for a neat partial azulejos.

Claiming physical plot of NFT

If you are the lucky owner of a piece with edition number N, that is N % 17 = 0 (0,17,34,51,…) then you are eligible for a physical plot.

If you would like to claim it, use (https://app.mycrypto.com/sign-message) using the same address that holds NFT, and sign a message containing your shipping data (a name and address). Send it to me through email ([email protected]) or instagram (pzsz_).

A plot can only be claimed once, exclusively by the original minter. Selling a piece on the secondary market before claiming the plot voids one’s right to claim it. A Plot can be claimed until 2022-07-01.

Drawing and posting the plot may take up to a week.

Token index Status
17 Not minted
34 Not minted
51 Not minted
68 Not minted
85 Not minted
102 Not minted
119 Not minted
136 Not minted