Vinnie Hager - Evolving as an artist throughout market cycles

We Do A Little

Apr 22 2024 • 2 hrs 19 mins

In this week’s episode, we sit down with Vinnie Hager. Vinnie is an artist from Baltimore who focuses on a wide variety of mediums spanning from digital art to streetwear and even tables and stools. His style is immediately recognizable with a mixture of glyphs and objects including his signature flowers, eyes, water drops, smileys, hearts and envelopes.

We dive into Vinnie’s morning routine, the evolution of his artistic style, skateboarding, falling into the NFT rabbit hole and so much more.

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0:00 Intro
2:45 What’s your morning routine?
4:30 Adjusting from market shifts and favorite events
9:00 Using the bear market to experiment
17:00 How do you find your style evolving?
25:10 How have Twitter spaces changed over the last few years?
27:55 Vinnie’s intro the NFT space
31:20 Finding a base of collectors within a pfp community
34:20 First NFT Vinnie minted?
41:25 Vinnie’s “Traditional Art Resume”
44:40 Skateboarding
53:42 Why leave Baltimore for LA?
57:40 How do you approach minting on Solana or Bitcoin?
1:02:30 Exploring style from hyper realistic to more abstract
1:10:10 What inspired you to paint on physical goods?
1:17:25 Bitcoin Puppets
1:27:40 Family following your journey
1:37:10 Have you considered using anything like IYK to chip your clothes?
1:43:20 Favorite streetwear pieces?
1:49:40 Hobby Lobby’s frames vs. Local shops
1:58:10 DieWithTheMostLikes Marfa Flea Market
2:03:00 Not Drug Advice
2:11:30 What would the title of your autobiography be?

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