SMOLSKULLs is a generative art NFT series minted on the Tezos blockchain and originated on by Mark Knol. Each smolskull is procedurally generated.



Fueled by the power of custom ASCII characters. ASCII-SMOLSKULLs is a limited edition smolskull series. Each one is procedurally generated.


3D-SMOLSKULLS is a generative art collab with Reinder Nijhoff (@ReinderNijhoff) and Mark Knol (@mknol)




Yes! Non-fungible tokens; Collectible items on the Tezos blockchain.
But really, NFTs? Please don't kill the planet!
That's why I choose Tezos. According to some estimates, the energy cost of minting an NFT on a proof-of-work blockchain is 332kWh and the similar cost on Tezos is 200mWh (both presuming full blocks), or a factor of about 1.5 million less (source). This is why Tezos is advertised as a "green" blockchain and thus allows the fun of NFTs without the guilt.
How do I collect SMOLSKULLs?
  1. You need a Tezos wallet.
  2. SMOLSKULLs can be collected on Connect your wallet here using the "sync" button.
  3. Find a SMOLSKULL you like on the marketplace and press "purchase token". The wallet will prompt you to collect the NFT. These are the official marketplace links: Important: Due to how the blockchain works, Neither you or I can undo, reverse or restore any transaction involving any SMOLSKULL. You take sole responsibility. Get informed first and do your own research.
How many royalties go to the creator when reselling a smolskull?
10% royalties to the artist, 2.5% to the platform
Are SMOLSKULLs created with code?
Yes, no JPEG was harmed in the process. All series are entirely procedurally generated using JavaScript.
How do I choose my SMOLLSKULL?
  • Pick a color ๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŸก๐Ÿ”ต๐ŸŸขโšซโšช
  • Look for expression that you like
  • Go for it
Do the SMOLSKULLs have names?
Officially, no.
But members of the community took some shots to separate one from the other: We got the limebois ๐ŸŸฉ, lemon girls ๐Ÿ‹, blueberry ๐Ÿซ, cherry ๐Ÿ’ or blood ๐Ÿฉธ, clean black and white, then we got gray gang, 3D glasses ๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿ”ต, fire eyes ๐Ÿ”ฅ, gradients ๐ŸŒˆ, stoned eyes, doom mouth and the list goes on and on. Weโ€™ve been having too much fun naming all our favorites ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ
How are the NFTs stored?
All NFTs are stored on the Tezos blockchain stored using the FA2 token standard.
All assets (HTML / JavaScript files) are stored on IPFS. The "InterPlanetary File System" is a protocol and peer-to-peer network for storing and sharing data in a distributed file system. IPFS uses content-addressing to uniquely identify each file in a global namespace connecting all computing devices.
To preserve the files, pinning is the mechanism that allows you to tell IPFS to always keep a given object somewhere. My advice is to pin your assets if you don't want to be dependent on external services.
Why doesn't my smolskull have metadata assigned?
Some SMOLSKULLs don't have metadata (or "features") assigned. Why? This question asks for a bit of history. SMOLSKULL is the 14th project of fxhash, it arrived when the fxhash was in beta and was brand new. At the time, the site and the reveal server (which generates the thumbnails + assigns metadata) was very slow and there were lots of errors in the process. For some reason there are some SMOLSKULLs without metadata, just because it never got assigned in the process. This cannot be recovered, due to the nature of how the blockchain and this process works.

To learn about the actual attributes, I provided a custom list to the website. All "forgotten" SMOLSKULLs are in there.
Why do some SMOLSKULLs have wrong thumbnails?
Read the history in the previous question. There was a famous #64 bug in the very early days of fxhash, where some iteration were messed up; its thumbnail was confused with other projects. SMOLSKULL is the 14th project of fxhash. This specific issue is ofcourse solved for newer projects, but for old projects like it cannot be recovered. Take it as a bit of the history. If you run the token, you see it is still a true SMOLSKULL. These are the bugged SMOLLSKULLs:
Is there a roadmap?
No. But that doesn't mean new SMOLSKULL related projects won't pop up in the future ๐Ÿ˜‰. We all love suprises more than broken promises. ๐ŸŽ
Can I do a derative SMOLSKULL project?
SMOLSKULLs are released under the NFT License 2.0. TLDR; You need to ask permission for this. Please DM @mknol on twitter.



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