You don’t often come across an artist with such a unique style that you can identify their work with just a simple glance. Alimo, aka Sean Kesterson, falls into this category. A west coast physical artist who has officially entered the world of NFTs draws inspiration from the outdoors, ranging from the mountains to the ocean. Alimo’s collections beautifully capture adventure and humans “being rad” in the outdoors.

Background and Inspiration

Sean was drawn to doodling and art from an early age. An avid reader of Snowboarder and Thrasher magazine, he began recreating graphics and making home movies with his buddies. These interests carried Sean to art school, where the Alimo brand was born from a class assignment. The dream continued after school, where he pitched his work to surf brands and became successful. Past clients include Patagonia, Vans, Apple, 10 Barrel Brewing Co., and Volcom. Due to his success and integration into these companies, the Alimo brand was put on the back burner. Luckily for all of us, he decided to revive it by taking a leap of faith:

“A few years ago I quit all of my freelance jobs to recreate Alimo. To bring it back to life. To create for myself and bring everything back to my upbringing. This was skating. This was traveling. Friends. Family. Surfing. Snowboarding. Creativity. To draw playful humans being rad.”

Enter Alimofun.com, the new home of all of his beautiful creations. The site features paintings and prints, as well as a variety of merch, including everything from air fresheners and socks to shirts, mugs, and puzzles. Each item thoughtfully features iconic Alimo art. I particularly love the sweatshirt and the messages they portray.

https://www.alimofun.com/

Also featured on the website are Alimo’s three NFT collections. You may be asking yourself, “What was this successful artist’s motivation for moving into web3?” Alimo explains:

“For me, it’s to achieve more creative freedom and to realize my potential. I want to explore new forms of art (both digital and physical), collaborate with more artists, brand partnerships, and web3 projects. I love the idea of bridging tangible and digital worlds together.”

NFT Collections

Snow Collection

https://nft.alimofun.com/

Alimo’s first NFT collection, the Snow Collection, features 24 1/1 NFTs that resemble a roll of film from a snowboarding trip. Inspired by actual events, it’s “a story of chasing the unknown and hope to find fresh powder with friends.” In viewing the collection, one can appreciate the thought and storytelling that went into its curation. To no one’s surprise, the collection is sold out, but you can still get in on the fun via secondary sales.

https://nft.alimofun.com/

Perks for collection holders include early access to merch, airdrops, and access to purchase a print of your NFT. Also, an original painting was gifted to a random holder. The most heartwarming part of the collection is that 10% of primary sales went to sea-trees.org. One thousand trees have been planted from this project!

Surfing

https://knownorigin.io/gallery/17547000-opening-day

Transitioning over to the beach, the first piece of this collection, Opening Day, depicts a bustling day on a beautiful coastline, where various beachgoers are enjoying the moment. The NFT is currently available for purchase on KnownOrigin.

Digital Membership Collection

https://mint.alimofun.com/#Roadmap

Born from the sketchbooks Alimo carries with him each day, this collection features a series of one-of-a-kind original pieces hand-crafted with pencil and watercolors. Each NFT acts as a membership ticket to the Alimo ecosystem. Membership perks include a lifetime 20% OFF discount on all merchandise at www.alimofun.com, early access to future drops, and special access to the Alimo Discord, where members have an active voice in the creation process. 141 of 500 NFTs remain available for .05 ETH.

What’s next?

Alimo recently teamed up with Visitor Coffee Roasters in San Diego, CA, for an ‘Alimo Sessions Blend’ coffee, where the artwork featured on the product was also released as an NFT. Additionally, his NFT collections were recently featured on the Decentra-List’s: List of NFTs.

Future Drops

Alimo shared some alpha about an upcoming drop of 2 pieces for the surf and snow collections, one digital and one physical, in collaboration with CryptoClimates. Be on the lookout for more information on this drop in the near future!

Upcoming Events

Want to catch Alimo in person? He will be at Designer Con in Anaheim, CA, on November 18th, 2022, where he will be live painting with “The Ghost Club.” Alimo is also attending Art Basel in Miami, Florida, on December 1st, 2022.

Be sure to follow Alimo on his social channels to stay up-to-date on his latest projects. We have officially caught the stoke and can’t wait to see what’s next for this phenomenal artist!

Learn more about Alimo on his Social Channels:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/alimofun

Website: https://www.alimofun.com/

LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/Alimofun

Resources:

https://www.alimofun.com/

https://mint.alimofun.com/

https://linktr.ee/Alimofun

https://knownorigin.io/alimo

https://nft.alimofun.com/

https://visitorcoffeeroasters.com/shop/p/alimo-sessions-blend

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