New collection – Pro Street
As the night falls in the bustling city of New York, the sound of roaring engines fills the air. It’s a sound that has captured the imagination of countless artists and creators over the years, and now, in 2023, a new artist has emerged to pay homage to this iconic symbol of urban culture.
Swiss-born artist Steve Bayard has created a stunning collection of NFTs called Pro Street that celebrates the raw power and high-octane energy of classic supercars. Each car in the collection has been meticulously reimagined in Bayard’s signature Pro Street style, with widened body kits and aggressive styling that harkens back to the golden age of street racing.
Bayard’s passion for cars began at an early age, thanks to his father’s love of motorsports. Growing up in Switzerland, Bayard was surrounded by the beauty of the Swiss Alps, but it was the roar of the motor engines that captured his imagination in the early 80s.
His father, an avid driver, and collector of oldtimers, would often take Bayard to races, and it was there that he fell in love with the speed, power, and raw energy of these incredible machines.
“I wanted to capture that raw, unbridled energy of the street racing scene, the cars I’ve created are a tribute to that era, with their wide body kits and aggressive styling.”
These stunning Pro Street illustrations are available now on Ozone Marketplace as an NFT asset in an edition of 100 copies available only. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of street culture and cyber universe history.
Bayard’s parents were both involved in the car business and racing occasionally in race tracks such as Lignière, Magny Cours, or even Dijon which are the closest to Switzerland, and this creativity was instilled in him from a young age. He would often spend hours in his father’s garage, helping him for changing wheels and tires, watching him work and experiment with different projects, or simply contemplating with fascination the esthetics and lines of supercars and sports cars while doing his homework for the high school.
It was this love of art and design that the Swiss artist had the pleasure to discover each year at the Geneva’s Car Show that eventually led artist Steve Bayard to pursue a career in graphic design in the hope to design his own car later. After completing his studies in Switzerland, Bayard traveled to New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Toronto, where he collaborated with several top creators starting in early 2007.
“I’ve always loved cars and the culture that surrounds them,” Bayard explains. “But it wasn’t until I started freelancing that I realized I could combine my two passions and create something truly unique.”
The Pro Street collection is the culmination of this passion, a stunning collection of NFTs that celebrate the raw power and energy of classic supercars. Each car in the collection is a work of art in its own right, with stunning attention to detail and a level of realism that is truly breathtaking. Bayard’s signature Pro Street style is inspired by the street racing scene of the 1970s and 1990s and revisited in a futuristic era.
“I wanted to capture that raw, unbridled energy of the street racing scene,” he says. “The cars I’ve created are a tribute to that era surviving in a tremendous future, with their wide body kits and aggressively beautiful styling”.
But the Pro Street collection is not just about the cars themselves. It’s also about the world in which they exist. Each NFT in the Pro Street collection is set in the streets of New York City at night, a nod to Bayard’s friends staying there and a city that has captured the imagination of countless artists and creators over the years.
The backdrop of each NFT is equally impressive, with iconic landmarks and neon lights that pay homage to the city that never sleeps. It’s this attention to detail that sets the Pro Street collection apart from other NFT collections. But what really sets the Pro Street collection apart is the way it can be integrated into the world of virtual reality.
Each NFT can be purchased on the Ozone Metaverse marketplace and seamlessly integrated into a virtual world created by the purchaser with the Ozone Studio. This means that collectors can not only own a piece of stunning artwork but also create their own immersive virtual experiences around it, and display their Pro Street NFTs in unique worlds or digital twins in the metaverse.
The Pro Street collection is an exclusive limited edition, with only 100 copies of each NFT available for purchase for only 0.1 FLOW per NFT. Bayard’s goal is not to make a profit from this collection but rather to share his passion for cars and design with others and create a community of like-minded individuals who share his love for these iconic machines.
Pro Street is a fine art collection of 10 digital illustrations, created by the artist and available now in limited edition NFT on the Ozone Marketplace.
The Pro Street collection is a nod to the past and a vision of the future. It’s a celebration of cars, design, and the limitless possibilities of this new frontier in the world of art. Bayard’s unique perspective on cars and design, combined with his passion for tuning, drift, street racing, and the underground culture that surrounds it, has resulted in a stunning collection of NFTs that is sure to be cherished by collectors and enthusiasts alike and raise up in popularity while the market opens in Ozone Metaverse.
In conclusion, the Pro Street collection is not just a collection of NFTs that will continue to grow over time, but a work of art that celebrates the raw power and high-octane energy of classic supercars. It’s a tribute to the culture and lifestyle that surrounds these iconic machines and a vision of the future of art and technology. If you’re a fan of cars and design, the Pro Street collection is definitely worth checking out.