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Historic pioneers brought to life as NFTs illustrating what they might look like today



DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (via Blockchain Wire) Pionauts, one of the most unique and groundbreaking NFT art collections, is set to launch on April 28, 2022, Johan Van Asperen announced Vervenne, the founder and visionary behind the team that created the series.

Today, Pionauts is the first company in the world to create large-scale photorealistic appearances of historical pioneers, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Nefertiti, Aristotle, Cleopatra and many more.

“Pioneers started as an idea for an NFT collection. Most NFT collections have about six different backgrounds,” Johan said. “My team used 84 different paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries to create most of the backgrounds used.”

The original 150 pioneers selected by Van Asperen Vervenne and his team mostly lived before the invention of the camera. The team behind Pionauts is made up of specialists in artificial intelligence and 2D and 3D graphic design from nine countries.

“People of all ages are fascinated by the pioneers who lived before the invention of the camera,” said Van Asperen Vervenne. “Before the Pionauts came to life, we only saw old paintings and could only imagine what they looked like when they were alive.”

Van Asperen Vervenne felt it was time to bring them back to life today and go beyond the “stories we read about what they have achieved and go beyond the imagination stories they would tell about themselves if they were alive today”.

With this in mind, Van Asperen Vervenne and his team have brought to life the “best-known pioneers with the latest 3D and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies”. By applying Deep Learning technology and months of manual editing, a collection of 8,500 unique variations was created with altered characteristics such as age, facial features and expressions.

Voting utility

Each of these NFTs comes with voting powers that grant holders of the jaw-dropping digital art collectibles the right to voice how they want the comic stories of the Pionauts told. They also come with copyright and many portraits of the pioneers of Photorealism are already registered, said Van Asperen Vervenne.

“These portrait marks protect against copyright infringement, which increases the value of the Pionauts project,” he added. “Pionauts owns the copyright for commercial and non-commercial use.

Royalty income

The Pionautes team sees a positive future by collaborating on various entertainment, marketing and education projects. Johan and his team’s goal is to create more 3D models of pioneer faces and explore collaborations with Metaverse games, brands, education and the film industry.

“Our goal for Pionauts NFT holders is to share our future success as the Pionauts brand grows. Pionauts will share 25% of its royalty revenue with its NFT holders who are KYC (Know Your Customers) compliant,” Johan said.

Pionauts allows all Pionaut NFT holders to exclusively co-create new storylines about breathtaking interplanetary travel and have a voice in deciding how the story continues, Johan said.

“The ambition of the Pionautes team is to create a series of pilots, blockbuster films, like Pixar’s Toy Story franchise and the Marvel Cinematic Universe,” said Van Asperen Vervenne. “Pionauts has some very exciting announcements in the works,” he said.

The beginnings of the Pionaut

Van Asperen Vervenne was once intrigued by musician George Aquilla Hardy’s portrayal of what America’s first president would look like today. But Johan went further. He delved into the subject of facial recognition and researched facial reconstruction techniques for digital illustration.

After concluding his investigation, he decided to see if he could recreate the faces of a few famous people throughout history. After building a dedicated team of international designers, he looked to historic pioneers considered some of the world’s greatest minds.

With the help of some of the world’s top artificial intelligence (AI) experts, including the founding father of the AI ​​source code Gan, Johan added movements to the face of ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle from the image of a statue representing his likeness.

Patience paid off and prompted Johan and his colleagues to continue with more restorations. They chose several more famous figures from the past, which also include Socrates, Beethoven and William Shakespeare.

After many hours of meticulous attention to detail, the talented group transformed the faces of many of the world’s most renowned trailblazers into a photorealistic image of them using groundbreaking AI. And then the decision to make them Pionautes.

“Earth is being explored by the greatest minds in history. Imagine the progress we can make if these brilliant people help us explore space?” John asked. “And so the pioneers of history became Pionauts.”


Each of the 8,500 NFTs is very useful. They come with voting rights to the comic stories with the pioneer characters, their stories, the ability for holders to grab their stories, royalties from their sales, and future movie deals we want every NFT holder to enjoy. enjoy.

“The goal is for holders of any Pionauts NFT to enjoy passive income as the Pionauts brand grows”, and “This ‘army’ of thousands of Pionauts NFT holders will no doubt help signal , prevent and protect the portrait rights of the Pionauts for the benefit of all those invested in the collection.

The unique Pionauts NFT collection will be launched on April 28, 2022

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