Ever Expanding NFT – The Cryptonomist
NFTs, non-fungible tokens, are a phenomenon that is steadily expanding in every field. Art, music, games, and now the Italian “Arma dei Carabinieri” are releasing their first NFTs.
Indeed, the new Arma dei Carabinieri calendar bears the signature of the Armando Testa Agency, with the unmistakable style that has made synthesis, visual paradox and image research its stylistic hallmark for decades.
Each of the calendar’s 16 artistic panels starts from an element belonging to the visual universe of the Carabinieri, revisited and interpreted in an iconic key.
The first NFT of the Arma: the cover becomes a digital artwork
For the first time in the history of the Carabinieri Historical Calendar, the 2023 edition evolves into an integrated art project with a complete digital ecosystem including a dedicated website and an NFT artwork.
The NFT is sold paired with a special edition of the cover: a print set at four depth levels that creates a three-dimensional effect such that it evokes the movement effect of the NFT even on paper.
An absolutely exceptional event, which will make this edition coveted and unique. So, the cover of Calendar 2023 is transformed into an NFT, a work of crypto-art that is certified and authenticated on the blockchain.
It comes in a limited run of ten copies in which the cover comes alive with a three-dimensional effect, becoming a true digital collectible. In addition, the operation has a charitable purpose.
The ten copies will in fact be sold online on the Charity Stars platform, and the proceeds will go to the Complex Structure of Pediatric Oncology of the National Institute of Tumors in Milan.
Charity Stars has been an official partner of the operation for years, specializing in charitable crowdfunding activities. On 28 October, during the Calendar launch event, the auction for the sale of the first NFT officially opens.
The next nine examples will instead be offered for sale at a fixed price, according to the price achieved by those who won the first NFT at the auction.
Yves Saint Laurent launches “YSL Beauty Night Blocks” NFTs
Yves Saint Laurent Beauty recently launched a two-part NFT campaign titled “Black Opium: The Night Is Ours.” The campaign was done to honor their Black Opium fragrance line.
The first part of this campaign is a 2014 NFT launch “YSL Beauty Night Blocks,” a tribute to the year the fragrance was created. In addition, the legendary fashion brand aims to combine the purchase of a physical product with a digital collectible.
The private sale takes place on 1 March and the public sale on 3 March. There are 2,000 original units in the collection and 14 ultra-rare NFTs. All collectibles perfectly c