Vanitas draws from three previous Capsule 21 projects—namely mememe, MaMoMe and Still Lifes—but it adds something new: address-derived compositions.
By interpreting each letter of your base-16 Ethereum address as a number 0–15, your 40 character address defines the coordinates of 20 points on a 16x16 grid.
In Vanitas, the first three points of the 20 are used to locate three still life elements (skull, bottle, and cigarette) in a unique composition.
Vanitas NFTs can be mined indefinitely, but the same ETH address always leads to the same colors and composition. Capsule 21 disclaims all liability for unbalanced compositions and takes the firm position that they are solely the fault and responsibility of the minting ETH address.