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.
Who: Mera Takeru
What: 444 GIF NFTs
When: February 27 @ 12 p.m. ET
Why: Shari — which refers to both cooked white rice and the tiny pieces of sacred bones of the Buddha — is the culmination of four years of work from Japanese crypto-art pioneer Mera Takeru. The flashing skull GIF NFTs that make up this collection celebrate the cycle of life and death and its correspondence to the repetition of zero and one in the digital world.
Long Live The King
Who: Nick Davis x House of First
What: Five limited editions
When: February 27 @ Time TBA via House of First
Where: Magic Eden
Why: Inspired by the work of James Kerry Marshall and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Nick Davis’ works have come to be seen as a reflection of the raw emotions that Black Americans experience as they navigate the joys and struggles of everyday life. Although Davis passed away on December 16, 2022, at age 31, this collection will keep his legacy alive. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to his wife to ensure she can continue to carry on his memory and love for art.
Ecosapiens Alpha Collection
What: 350 carbon offset NFTs
When: March 1 @ Time TBA via Ecosapiens
Why: The Ecosapiens alpha collection consists of 350 unique assets, each representing the ability to offset 16 tons of carbon emissions. Through the Ecosapiens “impact-to-earn” model, holders of the project can “evolve” their NFTs every week for eight consecutive weeks. By fully leveling up an Ecosapien NFT, users will offset 28 tons of carbon and automatically gain access to all future Ecosapiens drops.
Axiom Space3 Boarding Pass
Who: Axiom Space and Amber Vittoria
What: Open edition
When: March 1 @ Time TBA via Axiom Space
Why: Following up on a 2022 foray into Web3, Axiom Space — a company focused on building next-generation space stations and space suits — is launching a membership pass NFT in collaboration with artist Amber Vittoria. Called the Space3 Boarding Pass, the project is aimed at supercharging a true Web3 community focused on space exploration.
Miners of Mars
Who: Aleksa Gajic, Tomo Vukasovid, and Uros Petrovic
What: 7,000 PFP NFTs
When: March 1 @ 9 a.m. ET
Where: Miners of Mars
Why: Miners of Mars is a collection of 7,000 miners hand-drawn by Marvel Comics artist Aleksa Gajic — best known for his work on Scourge of the Gods. Initially released on Solana, the project is now bridging to Ethereum with a March 1 mint. The NFTs in this new collection will only be available for holders from the original Solana collection via a cross-chain incubator.
Who: Baobab Studios
What: 8,888 PFP NFTs
When: March 2 @ Time TBA via Momoguro
Why: Momoguro is the newest franchise from the nine-time Emmy Award-winning team at Baobab Studios. As the studio’s first Web3 endeavor, Momoguro centers around Holoself Avatars, an NFT collection that corresponds with something called the “Uno Plane” and will have utility within the Momoguro Metaverse. Aside from avatars, Baobab says they already have multiple story-driven, strategy RPG, token-gated Momoguro games built and in beta testing that will correspond with the Uno Plane.