Upcoming Drops: March 6-12
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: James C. Mulligan
What: 49 hand-drawn NFTs
When: March 6 @ 12 p.m. ET
Why: This debut small-batch collection by world-renowned Disney artist James C. Mulligan presents the first 49 of 98 hand-drawn dinosaur characters from Mulligan’s imaginative Jurassic Playerz project. The lore behind the project dictates that “from the wilds of Jurassic Valley in the Hawaiian Islands, dinosaurs have come back from extinction.” But rather than wreaking havoc, they instead hope to blend in with modern-day society.
My Body, My Business
Who: Sotheby’s x Unicorn DAO
What: 31 NFT auctions
When: March 7 @ 2 p.m. ET
Why: Curated by Unicorn DAO co-founder and Pussy Riot creator Nadya Tolokonnikova, the My Body My Business auction features works from traditional and digitally native women artists. Each uses her art as a medium to advocate and explore a wide range of topics related to women’s rights. Presented as an event to kick off Women’s History Month, a portion of proceeds from this sale will benefit reproductive healthcare organizations, including Planned Parenthood.
What: 8,080 PFP NFTs
When: March 8 (announcement)
Why: From the Women in Innovation Fund (WiNFUND) comes a philanthropic NFT endeavor featuring thousands of African-inspired NFTs. The collection is created in partnership with Rwandan artist Christella Bijou and supported by TokenProof. Having already opened for minting, all proceeds from the project benefit women-led health startups. A shortlist of applicants that will receive business support will be announced during International Women’s Day on March 8.
I Am Empowered
Who: PowerOfWomenNFT x ManCity
What: Five editions
When: March 8 @ 7 a.m. ET
Why: I am EMPOWERED is a collaborative drop between the Power of Women NFT studio founded by Leah Ibrahim Sams and the Manchester City Football Club. In celebration of International Women’s Day 2023, this unique collection depicts the passion and diversity of women in football who aim to inspire and empower future generations.
Who: Gutty Kreum
What: 1/1s and open edition
When: March 9 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
Why: Returning to MakerSplace, Canada-based pixel artist Gutty Kreum presents three unique digital memories in a series that holds nostalgia at the forefront. Each depicting a location within Japan, these three pieces attempt to capture the essence of the Summer season as digital recollections of a past that never was.
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