Let’s face it: The NFT space moves really fast. Considering how quickly things can change in the metaverse, a week in NFTs might as well be a month IRL.
Don’t get us wrong — the more people onboarded into the space, the merrier. But because of the constant influx of great art and ideas, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with all the news, launches, and general happenings.
Well, you can put the days of endless Twitter and Discord scrolling behind you, as we put together a weekly list of upcoming NFT drops you definitely don’t want to miss. Here’s what to look out for this week.
Sunrise Art Club
What: One of Swopes’ daily one-of-one NFT drops
When: October 17, auction closes @ 6:40 p.m. ET
Why: If you think you’ve missed out on a fresh drop from one of NFT photography’s most notable figures, then you’re in luck. Since the beginning of 2022, photo NFT icon Swopes has been curating the Sunrise Art Club — a daily photo NFT project that captures the beauty of the urban sunrise with built-in traits per NFT drop. If you haven’t tuned into this daily project, now would be a good time. The project ends on January 1, 2022. Considering that each piece of this planned 365-piece collection drops every day, only 66 Sunrise Art club NFTs are left to collect.
Beach in Hawaii
Who: Ziggy Marley
What: One open-edition NFT, two 250-edition NFTs
When: October 17, time TBA
Why: Since his father’s untimely passing in 1981, Ziggy Marley has aimed to preserve the elder Marley’s larger-than-life musical and cultural legacy. Following a decades-long career of his own, the reggae maestro hopes to further add to his own legacy with the release of Beach in Hawaii — the singer’s first foray into the NFT space. Highlighting this drop is the opportunity to bring home an autographed guitar from the reggae legend. With OneOf at the helm, Marley’s fans can potentially find a very compelling foothold into Web3 thanks to the green NFT platform’s emphasis on a consumer-first, frictionless experience. Proceeds from this upcoming sale are set to go toward Marley’s charity of choice.
GRAILS: Klay Thompson
Who: Klay Thompson
What: 10,000 collectible NFTs in varying tiers
When: October 18 @ 7:00 a.m. ET
Why: Fandom-focused social media platform looks to make a big splash into Web3 with the first edition of its upcoming GRAILS series, set to debut on the Binance NFT Marketplace. How? With a collection featuring Klay Thompson, one half of the Splash Brothers that fundamentally changed the way basketball is played today, with four titles and counting. Perks for future holders are set to include autographed jerseys, basketballs, and even exclusive one-on-one time with the enigmatic sharpshooter.
What: 4000 generative NFTs
When: October 19 @ 1:00 p.m. ET
Where: Art Blocks
Why: Touting more than two decades of experience in creating generative art, Aranda/Lasch reflects on its storied history as a generative art studio with its latest drop Primitives, set to arrive on leading generative NFT art marketplace Art Blocks. Each work will be bound by geometric logic — a fitting tribute to artists of the distant past like Albrecht Durer that applied the same thinking in creating their spellbinding works centuries ago.
20 Years of Culture
Who: Jason Ebeyer, Jasmine Mansbridge, Hipworth, Giant Swan, and more
What: 20 one-of-one pieces with 100 limited-edition prints each from Australia’s leading crypto artists
When: October 19 @ 6:00 p.m. ET
Where: Nifty Gateway
Why: In the past two decades alone, the land down under has produced countless artists across a wide swath of mediums that have each touched the world. In celebration of Australia’s rich history in the arts over the last 20 years, digital/physical NFT art gallery Oshi has partnered up with Nifty Gateway to grant collectors all over the world the opportunity to purchase works from the best crypto artists that it has to offer. Each NFT is also set to feature 100 limited-edition prints to go along with it, which will be up for sale on Oshi’s official site.
What: Collection mechanics TBA
When: October 20 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
Why: Multimedia artist Coldie plans to cast yet another spell on crypto art enthusiasts worldwide with his stereoscopic 3D art wizardry in his latest drop, dubbed Chronicles: 2019. Done in partnership with story-driven crypto art curator Not Fungible, Coldie’s latest work is designed to represent 2019 in crypto history — a year saturated equally in optimism and uncertainty.
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