Collectibles

Upcoming Drops: May 2-8

BY Langston Thomas

May 02, 2022

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’ll be coming up with a weekly list of upcoming NFT drops you definitely don’t want to miss.

Shirts for Ukraine

Who: Leeds United

What: Auctions

When: May 2 @ 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: MakersPlace

Why: Leeds United will be releasing a limited series of NFTs with the aim to raise funds for the Ukraine Humanitarian crisis. These limited NFTs will feature digital renditions of the exclusive “No War” shirts worn by players before a match against Manchester United and will each be digitally signed by the player.

Twisted Collaborations

Who: Nate Hill

What: Auction and editions

When: May 2 @ 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Nifty Gateway

Why: Digital artist and freelance photographer Nate Hill has become known throughout the NFT community for his twisting, augmented reality landscape photographs. Having offered a unique assortment of “twisted” pieces over the last year, Hill now returns to Nifty Gateway for yet another triumphant drop, this time featuring collaborations with fellow prominent photographers J. N. Silva, Jacob Riglin, Dave Krugman, and more.

Psilo

Who: Psilo & Gurmukh Bhasin

What: 8,888 avatar collectibles

When: May 3 @ 11 a.m. ET

Where: EnterPsilo.com

Why: Psilo is a new large-scale avatar project consisting of three species of unique 3D characters. The collection itself comes as the first part of a multifaceted Sci-Fi story aimed at painting psilocybin in a positive light through metaverse technology. A percentage of proceeds from the Psilo project will be donated to MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelics Studies).

Portraits of a Mind

Who: Robert Alice

What: Auctions and open edition

When: May 3 @ 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Nifty Gateway

Why: Robert Alice’s Portraits of a Mind started out as a global art project to decentralize Bitcoin’s codebase into 40 fragments (pieces). Having become the first NFT and crypto art project to be exhibited and sold at a major auction house (Christie’s), Alice’s innovative series is now undergoing a new expansion via Nifty Gateway.

NextWave Alliance

Who: NextWave DAO

What: 5555 avatar collectibles

When: May 4 @ Time TBA (PreSale starts May 2)

Where: NextWaveDAO.com

Why: NextWave Alliance is a large-scale PFP project and the second set of membership pass NFTs to come from Web3 incubator and networking portal NextWave DAO. NextWave Alliance passes will grant collectors access to the NextWave digital networking portal, NextWave’s Metaverse facility, virtual and in-person events (including pitch nights and seminars), voting rights, access to community utility tokens, and more.

The Family of Gs

Who: Brand New Vision

What: 1,000 digital wearables

When: May 4 @ 5 p.m. ET

Where: Gs.BNV.me

Why: The Family of G’s is the inaugural in-house fashion wearables collection from metaverse fashion company Brand New Vision (BNV). Comprised of 1,000 pairs of digital glasses, The Gs NFTs will give owners exclusive membership to a wide variety of benefits within BNV’s new fashion metaverse economy.

Beautiful Mechanics

Who: Reinhard Schmid

What: Collection mechanics TBA

When: May 4 @ 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Nifty Gateway

Why: Reinhard Schmid is an OG crypto-artist who has continued to establish himself as one of the most interesting and nontraditional artists in the NFT space. Having started minting NFTs in 2018, Schmid has released collections on nearly every major marketplace except for Nifty Gateway. That now changes with his latest release: Beautiful Mechanics.

Creeptures & Heads II

Who: Marco Mori

What: Editions

When: May 5 @ 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Nifty Gateway

Why: Over the years, Marco Mori has become well known for his surreal, humorous, and sometimes macabre 3D videos. With his latest drop on Nifty Gateway, Mori will offer up the next installment of his coveted Heads and Creeptures series’ with three new limited edition NFTs.

Infinitum

Who: J. N. Silva

What: Photography NFTs

When: May 7 @ 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Nifty Gateway

Why: J. N. Silva has undoubtedly become one of the most prominent photographers in NFTs. Having continued to redefine photography through Web3 technology, Silva is now set to return to Nifty Gateway for the first time in nearly a year with a new photo NFT collection.

Life In Japan

Who: Grant Yun

What: Four editions

When: May 8 @ 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Nifty Gateway

Why: Over the last year or so, Grant Yun’s Neo-Precisionist style of crypto-art has continued to stand out among the now saturated NFT market. With his 1/1’s continuing to fetch a pretty penny via SuperRare, Yun will now bring his unique style to Nifty Gateway for the first time in the hopes of making his art more accessible and expanding his collector base.

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