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.
CRYPTO ART – Begins
Who: Hackatao, Kevin Abosch, Robness, Sofia Crespo, Trevor Jones, and more
What: An open-edition phygital NFT
When: September 19 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: Nifty Gateway
Why: To commemorate the launch of Crypto Art Begins — the first phygital book launch, 50 crypto art OGs in the NFT space have come together to contribute pieces for this open-edition drop. With each drop, collectors will receive a special physical edition of the Crypto Art Begins book with a hardcover design done by one of the 50 featured artists. Aside from that, collectors will also receive one random NFT from one of the 50 artists, which can be used as an entrance pass into exclusive shots, events, and private initiatives featuring the collection’s artists, partners, and curators.
Who: Patrick Hughes
What: Three multi-edition pieces
When: September 20 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
Why: Acclaimed perspective (and reverspective) artist Patrick Hughes will release the second edition of his Reverspective collection as NFTs on MakersPlace later this week. For the uninitiated, Hughes’ “reverspective” pieces are achieved via “his unique technique of forced perspective using physical sculptural paintings.” When viewed straight on, these paintings look like mere flat surfaces — but the slightest angles give the painting quickly a stunning three-dimensional appearance.
Stephen Wayda x Pamela Anderson
Who: Stephen Wayda
What: Seven photo NFTs
When: September 21 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
Why: Throughout Wayda’s decades-long career photographing the rich and famous, his best work has come in his efforts to humanize his larger-than-life subjects. Featured front and center on his latest journey in the NFT space is former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson — a true icon of the 90s and early 2000s. In this NFT collection, Wayda has made available for purchase exclusive photos of Anderson during her 96-hour tryst with Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee. We all know what happened next — the start of a short-lived marriage when these cultural icons were at their peak.
Bitcoin Chronicles: 2017
Who: Javier Arrés
What: Collection mechanics TBA
When: September 22 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
Why: Best known for his stunning animated landscapes, Arrés has decided to put his visual storytelling skills to the test with his latest work, as part of Not Fungible’s series depicting each year of Bitcoin’s history thus far in art. Hoping to capture the peak of Bitcoin’s bull run in 2017, Arrés’ stunning landscape features nearly all of the key moments during this pivotal year in crypto history. At least, representations of those moments. Can you spot them all?
omgkirby x Channel Tres
Who: omgkirby x Channel Tres
What: 5,550 NFTs with songs tied to them
When: September 22 @ 9:00 p.m. ET (for public mint)
Why: Thought Lil B was crazy when he dropped a nearly 900-song mixtape in 2012? OMGKIRBY and Channel Tres have outdone that figure, to put it lightly. But the best part about this is that this drop is far from a flex. With this project, the pair hope to provide value for holders by licensing each of these 5,550 songs for use in whatever they fancy — Podcast intros, YouTube video music beds, or even full-on remixes. The sky’s the limit. You won’t just be getting a song by purchasing an NFT from this collection, either. Each song will be bundled together with a hand-drawn animated NFT depicting Channel Tres chillin’ in various settings.