The Tomb Series by David Rudnick is a series of 177 individual works, referred to as Tombs, published in a 240 page hardcover book format – Tomb Index – and deployed on chain as individual 1/1 NFT artworks, plus a smaller series of screenprint editions.
Each Tomb consists of a depiction of an optical data disc on a black void, drawn by David Rudnick using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CS3, using the trackpad on a 2012 Macbook Pro. No 3D or additional rendering software is used in their composition.
The 177 Tombs are divided into eight “Houses”, with each House constituting a discrete body of work launching with different contracts, behaviours, interactions, mechanics, platform launch partners, even on different blockchains and with unique physical components. Tombs in one House can affect the behaviours of Tombs in others, some Tombs will be extremely straightforward to access and view, others may require unlocking or discovery, or the fulfilment of certain conditions in order to access them.
David Rudnick is a British-born, American-raised, and self-taught graphic designer whose work encompasses editorial, identity, and typographic design. Following an experimental approach, he mainly works with electronic musicians, and makes album and vinyl covers for them.