From the founders of i-Create LLC, we are excited to announce the launch of the NFT project Joe Ravioli. This innovative and unique NFT collection tells a creative and fun story for buyers of any age. With the entire collection being validated by UREEQA, buyers will receive a cool piece of digital art, commercial rights, monetization opportunities and IRL (in real life) merchandising opportunities and more, all while also supporting a philanthropic cause to fight hunger in America.
“Joe Ravioli has been such an exciting project to develop as two (3rd Generation) Italian brothers with a love of mob related movies, Italian food, cooking, and who have always focused on unique art, pun-filled humor and fun thrown into their character IP projects. Joe Ravioli started positioning itself with licensed IRL items, a strong new metaverse animation collaboration, a POD commerce integration, a non-profit organization we hold dear to our hearts and more. This is the time now where we wanted to create a brand in and of its own, where everyone from partnered collaborations to NFT holders and collectors will enjoy its long-term plan for growth, and of course it's amazing utilities.” John Campanella, CEO, Engineer and Co-Founder of i-Create LLC.
As veterans in the NFT space Steve and John have experienced firsthand the pain and cost of having their intellectual property ripped off without their permission. So, for the Joe Ravioli drop they wanted to ensure both themselves, and their buyers were better protected before releasing their work. This is where the UREEQA partnership was formed to validate the authorship, ownership, and originality of the entire collection. Buyers can purchase these NFTs and confirm via the collection's provenance page that the work in fact authentic. “From our initial conversations with John and Steve it was unfortunate to learn about their previous instances of having their IP stolen and monetized without their approval. After pouring your heart and soul into a project, hearing about their struggle to fight the theft was unfortunately all too common, and exactly why we created UREEQA” said Shannon Powell, CMO and co-founder of UREEQA.
“When we were searching for the perfect launch partnership that understands copyright validation along with an amazing talented team, UREEQA opened our eyes wide and realized that we had the best long-term NFT collaboration for this project and continued IP projects into the future,” says Steve Campanella, President, Artist & Co-Founder of i-Create LLC
Being Italian, food is something that has always been near dear to Steve and Johns heart. That’s why they wanted to use the drop of this NFT collection to give back, and felt Move For Hunger would be the perfect fit.
“We are thrilled for the launch of Joe Ravioli in partnership with the i-Create group. This is our organization's first time working with an NFT launch, and we are excited that this creative campaign will help raise awareness about hunger and food waste across the nation.” Adam Lowy, Founder & Executive Director - Move For Hunger
Outside of supporting a great cause, holders of the Joe Ravioli NFTs have access to partnerships that gives them monetization opportunities out of the gate with teelaunch.
“We at teelaunch are excited to be partnering with i-Create's Joe Ravioli NFT project launch. teelaunch will be the POD (Print on Demand) providing partner for making it accessible for NFT holders who have been granted commercial rights to sell on physical POD products after collecting and utilizing their NFTs from either or both The CHEESIEST imPASTA 10K and The Meatball Gang - Joe Goes Underground 10K. We are looking forward to a long-lasting collaboration.” Christopher Hamze, President and Founding Partner at teelaunch.
Want IRL (in real life) merch of your Joe Ravioli NFT, John and Steve already have you covered there too as they’ve partnered with Ata-Boy and Decalcomania to bring the characters to life in everything from buttons, to stickers and wall decals.
“We are very excited about the launch of Joe Ravioli from the talented i-Create group. Joe Ravioli introduces us to the world of humorous Italian characters. Licenses include Ata-Boy and Decalcomania. We are excited to have this product launch with the NFT.” Joy Tashjian Marketing Group works with i-Create to build creative and unique license products, says Joy Tashjian, President.
After creating all the Joe Ravioli characters, Steve really felt they needed to take the project one step further and bring the characters to life. So he enlisted the help of Jennifer Hotai, at Plover Animation.
“Plover Animation is sizzling with anticipation to bring the Joe Ravioli NFT collection to life! This is a highly anticipated project for us, as we will have access to the many digital art ingredients of this culinary-themed creation provided by i-Create LLC. We will be cooking (virtually, of course!) up several animated NFTs per week, so be on the lookout soon for those tasty drops” says Jennifer Hotai, CEO & Founder at Plover Animation.
The UREEQA platform strives to protect creators’ work, their rights and their revenue by harnessing the power of blockchain technology.
Established in Canada in 2020, UREEQA is modernizing the inefficient and bureaucratic systems currently in place for copyright protection. By building a robust and compelling Package of Proof for source creative work, UREEQA only mints Validated NFTs to represent creative rights. This helps keep buyers safe by giving them confidence that the work they are purchasing was minted by the smart contract approved by the creator of the work and is therefore authentic.
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