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 pull together a weekly list of upcoming NFT drops you definitely don’t want to miss. Here’s what to look out for this week.
Into the Ether
Who: Ralph Steadman
What: Auctions and editions
When: February 13 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: Nifty Gateway
Why: Ralph Steadman, the British illustrator best known for his “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” collaboration with American writer Hunter S. Thompson is making his grand entrance onto the Ethereum blockchain with a multi-part NFT drop entitled “Into the Ether.” Having already thrown his hat into the NFT ring by minting a few pieces on Tezos, this forthcoming Nifty Gateway drop from Steadman will be his largest and most ambitious to date.
Who: John Orion Young
What: 10,000 PFP NFTs
When: February 13 @ 12 p.m. ET
Why: From prominent artist/digital sculptor John Orion Young (JOY) comes a new, large-scale, generative art expansion to the beloved Joyworld ecosystem. Aptly named Joysmiles, this forthcoming collection of 10,000 PFP NFTs features over 200 hand-sculpted traits and is billed as a “celebration of creativity, whimsy, and playfulness.”
What: 14 open-edition NFTs
When: February 14 @ 11 a.m. ET
Why: Beloved Mexican soda company Jarritos has teamed up with Web3 culture studio and fashion label Probably Nothing for a unique NFT collection celebrating Valentine’s Day. Set to run for 48 hours, the drop will feature a variety of digital collectibles that can be burned to redeem physical products.
Who: NFT Yearbook
What: 9,669 interactive NFTs
When: February 16 @ 12 p.m. ET
Why: Created by the community and for the community, the NFT Yearbook is a first-of-its-kind NFT endeavor that combines 3D art and digital literature into an interactive readable NFT. Featuring 420 pages and consisting of content contributed by over 550 Web3 creators, each digital NFT book comes with a real-life counterpart to be redeemed by collectors.
What: 100 minigame NFTs
When: February 16 @ 1 p.m. ET
Why: A new endeavor from innovation studio Venture Punk and Animetas founder cyberh49, Levels.art is an interactive on-chain art platform where top artists drop exclusive collections of playable NFTs. For the platform’s first release, Levels.art has collaborated with prominent Web3 creator Bryan Brinkman on a minigame created in his unique, brightly colored, cloud-themed style.
Who: Jen Stark
What: 5,000 generative NFTs
When: February 16 @ 3 p.m. ET
Why: From celebrated multi-faceted artist Jen Stark comes a first-of-its-kind blockchain art project featuring dynamic, evolving, and interactive NFTs. A collaboration with Chain/Saw and CutMod, Digital Paint centers around interactability, allowing collectors to augment their NFTs and experience sound-activating brush strokes, unique brush shapes, psychedelic palettes, and undulating patterns.
Who: Violetta Zironi
What: 5,200 PFP NFTs
When: February 17 @ 6 p.m. ET (public sale)
Why: Violetta Zironi has scaled up her Web3 music endeavors in a big way via a generative avatar collection entitled “Another Life.” Consisting of five original songs captured live using tape machines from the 1950s, each track on her second NFT album is paired with one of 5,200 possible PFPs inspired by Zironi and illustrated by Italian artist Arianna Rea.