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Upcoming Drops: May 29 – June 4

BY Langston Thomas

May 29, 2023

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.

For Emmie

Who: Jeremy Booth

What: Open edition

When: May 30 at 10 a.m. ET

Where: Manifold

Why: For Emmie is an open edition mint created by Jeremy Booth to raise support for and showcase the work of photographer and ranch hand Emmie Sperandeo. Having dedicated her life to documenting the West, after a tragic accident, Sperandeo now needs financial assistance on her long road back to recovery. All proceeds of this mint will go toward her recovery.

Behind the Veil

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Credit: Railaite

Who: Railaite

What: Open edition

When: May 30 at 12 p.m. ET

Where: OpenSea

Why: Behind the Veil is a large-scale banner project created by rising Superrare artist, Railaite. The collection consists of over 150 traits and seeks to explore questions about the nature of NFTs and their role in the world of cryptocurrency while also delving into personal themes such as anxiety, fear, and existential angst.

Shari 2

Who: Mera Takeru

What: 2,222 PFPs

When: May 31 at 10 a.m. ET (public sale)

Where: OpenSea

Why: Shari 2 is the second in a series of NFT projects celebrating the fourth anniversary of the career of Japanese crypto-art pioneer Mera Takeru. For this drop, Takeru has collaborated with five of Japan’s leading artists to create a set of PFPs imbued with his signature flashing skull GIF style.

The mountAIns

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Who: CS Lim

What: Limited edition

When: May 31 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: MakersPlace

Why: Featuring 100 paintings created with AI, The mountAIns is a collection of reinterpreted images based on thousands of traditional oriental landscape paintings. With this project, CS Lim aims to question the possibility of obtaining a “glimpse of the universal values and goals” of a specific population or generation through the use of a machine’s cognitive process.

The Grey Area

Who: Curated by Nate Hill

What: Open edition exhibition

When: May 31 at 7 p.m. ET

Where: Nifty Gateway

Why: The Grey Area is a unique collection of pieces brought to life through Nate Hill’s public call to collaborate, called the #NateLinescape challenge. The exhibition features NFTs from GT, James Livitski, 4th Perspective, Adam Disbrow, Gary Edward Blum, A. L. Crego, Tom Leighton, and Mysterious Al.

Liquid Dreams

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Who: Mike Kerrigan x Dirtybird

What: 1,000 music NFTs

When: June 2, time TBA via Nebula Twitter

Where: Nebula

Why: Following a number of influential collaborations, San Fransisco- based producer and DJ Mike Kerrigan is set to return to the Dirtybird record label for the release of his Liquid Dreams EP. The drop comes as Dirtybird’s first-ever partnership with music NFT platform Nebula and will feature 1,000 tokens released with 0.025 percent royalties ownership awarded per token.

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