AIP-150: Forever Apes // Upgrade #4 // Logo request for ApeCoin capsule

Forever Apes // Upgrade #4 // Logo request for ApeCoin capsule

Category: Core: Brand Decision

Submitted by: Forever Apes (Team:@12GAUGE, @Brazy)

ABSTRACT

This proposal presents the idea that the Forever Apes team produce a sticker, patch, and poster set made available at cost to anyone, sold exclusively in $APE. We believe this will bring joy to holders, further $APE brand recognition IRL, and reduce unauthorized sales via unofficial channels. We are requesting use of the ApeCoin logo to do this.

MOTIVATION

We are a proud bunch, and following some great patches from Apefest and recent BAYC x McBess x The Dudes collab, the community is looking for a tasteful way to rep ApeCoin.

(Not A Sticker)

However, lack of official supply has resulted in improper and illegal representation of the brand on sites like redbubble.com. A quick search will net you 231 results, and they aren’t flattering.


(Redbubble.com search results - BAD)


(BAYC x McBess x The Dudes Collab - GOOD)

RATIONALE

We need to protect our IP. Stickers and patches are the perfect way to spread some ApeCoin love, but lack of an official sales channel has resulted in disgraceful imitations via unauthorized websites. The Forever Apes team is prepared to produce 100 capsules without funding, however a DAO grant would allow us to produce these at scale. Once DAO is set up to accept funds, we could return profits to DAO.


(Redbubble.com - BAD)

SPECIFICATIONS

Although we have various products planned, this DAO Proposal outlines one of our many products, an ApeCoin capsule.

  1. Capsule Contents
  • 4 Stickers
  • 1 Iron on patches
  • 1 Poster

STEPS TO IMPLEMENT

Forever Apes has already proven we are a strong design team and are fully capable of creating a sticker pack people will enjoy. We would also like to extend an invite to any / all DAO members who would like to submit designs. These community members will be compensated for approved designs.

TIMELINE

Once the DAO approves this AIP, Forever Apes is positioned to implement these steps at once. Design will begin immediately.

The estimated timeline for the above steps is as following -

  1. Capsule design + production [4 Weeks]
  2. Launch [5 Weeks]

OVERALL COST

We are prepared to create 100 of these capsules without any DAO funding. If the community suggests a larger quantity is required we will request a grant and update the AIP to reflect this.

Total Estimate: TBD

Love the idea. Also could bring potential cash flow to the DAO when structured properly to receive funds (with a sub-DAO or a different legal entity). Also for the first 100 there’s no cost to the DAO and if there’s more demand we can be flexible and move forward with another AIP. Forever Apes are providing value and giving more than what they’re taking, would be a yes for me. Great work!

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Thanks @Moonlyght , appreciate the support!

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A 100 capsule run, at no cost to the DAO seems like a win-win scenario. I’d personally love a jacket full of authorized Ape / BAYC patches.

And leveraging the community (for a second run?) of collab patches is :pinched_fingers:

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Hi @12GAUGE,

Your topic will be automatically closing in less than 24 hours. Are you content with the feedback received, or do you wish to extend community discussion for a further 7 days?

If we do not hear from you within 48 hours after your topic closes, your topic will be moved straight to the AIP Draft process.

We look forward to hearing from you.

-Escape

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Content. Thanks @Escape

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Thanks so much for your proposal! I think this is a great idea! Sorry I’m late to respond.

Those designs on redbubble are horrible! I definitely agree that we need to protect our IP and think well designed stickers and patches would be awesome!

I have a few questions/comments.

How are you deciding who will have access to the initial 100? Would it be through a raffle, first come first served, or some other way? I have a feeling they might be in high demand. Would not be opposed to a grant to produce more.

Figuring out a way to return profits to the DAO might take some time or may not be a viable option considering the regulatory environment. What are your plans for any profits that would be generated before a way is figured out or if the DAO is unable to accept them?

Who would be determining the approved designs? Have you thought about having a contest to get submissions from the community? @0xSword is in the process of finding artists for a POAP contest. I think it’s a great way to get more people interested in the ecosystem.

Thanks again for this idea, and looking forward to your reply!

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Love the questions @adventurousape , thanks!

How are you deciding who will have access to the initial 100? Would it be through a raffle, first come first served, or some other way? I have a feeling they might be in high demand. Would not be opposed to a grant to produce more.

First come first serve, our goal with this AIP is to once again gain the design trust of the community. We also believe they will go quick but could keep this as an open run. We are mindful of asking multiple grants so soon. Fire arrows, then cannonballs.

Figuring out a way to return profits to the DAO might take some time or may not be a viable option considering the regulatory environment. What are your plans for any profits that would be generated before a way is figured out or if the DAO is unable to accept them?

We have thought about this, with profits received we will allocate towards a second drop without having to ask for another grant from the DAO.

Who would be determining the approved designs? Have you thought about having a contest to get submissions from the community? @0xSword is in the process of finding artists for a POAP contest. I think it’s a great way to get more people interested in the ecosystem.

I love the idea of the contests and have volunteered to help Sword, although it adds another couple months to an already slow moving process. That being said we have a pretty incredible existing artist community to pull from and are always looking for new talent.

Thanks!

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This topic was automatically closed after 7 days. New replies are no longer allowed.

Thank you @12GAUGE for your ideas and the ApeCoin DAO community for the thoughtful discussions. A moderator will get in touch with the author to draft the AIP in the appropriate template. Once the AIP is drafted and meets all the DAO-approved guidelines, the proposal will be posted on Snapshot for live official voting at: Snapshot

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments. @12GAUGE please see your messages for the next steps.

-Escape

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

@12GAUGE has completed editing their AIP Idea to be their AIP Draft.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-Pearson

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

@12GAUGE has responded to our questions and they are in our review once again.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-Escape

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