NatGeo Celebrates 135th Anniversary with Debut NFT Collection
On January 17th, the infamous cultural magazine released an NFT collection to commemorate their 135th anniversary!
As the sun rises, another household name has entered the blockchain space!
National Geographic, the world-renowned brand in photography and storytelling, has launched an exciting new collection of digital artwork to celebrate their 135th anniversary.
This inaugural NFT collection, titled GM: Daybreak Around the World, brought together 16 of NatGeo’s top photographers and digital artists to create 1,888 NFTs – a nod to their birth year – on Polygon, which dropped on January 17th.
The collection featured the works of photographers and digital artists such as Justin Aversano, Jimmy Chin and Michael Yamashita, with each bringing their own unique perspective and style to the collection, making it a must-see for art enthusiasts and photography lovers alike.
Following a sell-out primary sale, the NFTs are now available on all Polygon-supported secondary marketplaces.
Each NFT was initially minted for 215 $MATIC, the currency of Polygon, equating to roughly $215 USD at the time of the drop. At the time of writing, these NFTs are available on the secondary market for as low as 115 MATIC, with some rare NFTs listed for an eye-popping 200,000 MATIC.
Whilst few details about potential utility have been shared, one thing is for sure: National Geographic has committed to bringing their brand to Web3, staking their reputation on the technology, and in turn, giving a whole new generation of artists a platform to share their stories with the world.
For more information on the GM: Daybreak Around the World collection, visit the collection website.