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.
What: Four multi-edition pieces, one one-of-one piece
When: September 1 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
Why: Minneapolis-born digital artist jrdsctt draws much of his inspiration from the music of Nine Inch Nails and their former art director, Rob Sheridan. For his ŧɇȼħ nøɨɍ release, he used the help of artificial intelligence prompt-generated imagery and glitch techniques like pixelsorting and databending to craft bright yet dystopic scenes that blend the familiar and the alien. The collection’s main influence comes from a collaborative song by the British Synthwave band GUNSHIP, filmmaker John Carpenter, and songwriter Charlie Simpson entitled Tech Noir, which references the sci-fi genre of films like Blade Runner and The Terminator.
What: Two editions of ten and one 12/12 piece
When: August 31 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
Why: pillow-talk is the Barbadian-American abstract artist bhare’s debut on Nifty Gateway. The collection consists of abstract works that revolve around the concept of an intimate conversation with oneself. The pieces show a colorful and chaotic view of ideas from bhare’s personal journals, which serve as markers in the artist’s life that document coping with events and emotions that range from trauma to happiness. The collection invites the viewer to reflect alongside the artist with these moments.
Sneaks of Nature
What: 3,333 2D-animated NFTs
When: August 31 @ 5:00 p.m. ET
Why: Jeff Cole is a digital artist and Co-Founder of IKONICK, one of the world’s most successful canvas art brands. Cole created Sneaks of Nature as a family-friendly sci-fi drama set in the present-day that follows the journeys of 23 characters inspired by the most well-known sneakers in the world and a father-son relationship. To launch the franchise, Cole is releasing 3,333 NFTs that let holders engage with the Sneaks of Nature story and unlock future utility. The collection is yet another example of an IP that is using NFTs to let its community have a say in creative direction.
What: 10k collectible NFTs
When: August 31 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
Why: The follow-up collection to the wildly-popular Baby Shark genesis drop, Baby Shark: Collection No. 2 is a generative NFT collection featuring various members of the shark family, including Baby Shark, Mommy Shark, Daddy Shark, Grandma Shark, and Grandpa Shark. The collection will feature a Spring/Summer edition drop mechanic, with certain traits only available during each season’s drop. The NFTs will provide unique utilities like community tokens that collectors can redeem for the ability to customize or mint new NFTs in the collection.
The Life of Muga
What: Two Founder’s Cards NFTs, two limited-edition animated NFTs
When: August 30 @ 7:00 p.m. ET
Why: Muga is a collaborative effort between Zigor and Ekaitza, two crypto artists who aim to establish a strong brand identity and raise the bar of NFT project design in the community. Both artists intend Muga (a Basque word for border, boundary, or limit) to empower people to feel a sense of belonging by establishing common ground with others, thus encouraging an embracing and overcoming of one’s life obstacles.