Manchester City x Jon Noorlander- Dropping 5/24 @ 12 PM PT
Manchester City FC
Manchester City FC is an English Premier League club initially founded in 1880 as St Mark’s West Gorton. It officially became Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since then gone onto win the European Cup Winners’ Cup, seven League Championship titles, including five Premier League titles (2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021), and six FA Cups. Manchester City FC is one of 10 clubs comprising the City Football Group and counts New York City FC and Melbourne City FC among its sister clubs.
Jon Noorlander is a multidisciplinary artist working in the creative field for over a decade. His artistic journey began at an early age, surrounded by different art forms stemming from his family.During his 20 plus years in the creative direction industry, Noorlander has created immersive digital experiences for huge entities across the board be it tech to movies, music, and even beer. His creative force is expressed through print, motion and installations. They are bold, contemporary and abstract.
Premier League Champions, Manchester City, will mark their title-winning campaign with the launch of a series of commemorative digital artwork, the ‘1’ collection, which will be available for purchase as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).
This will be the first ever time a Premier League champion has dropped an NFT to celebrate a title win. 1, named to reflect City’s final position in the table, comprises four works by acclaimed multidisciplinary artist, Jon Noorlander, The Champions Celebrate, the hero piece of the collection, which will be a unique edition, Signed by the Champions, The Champions Mosaic and The Champions Medal.
MURAT SAYGINER – Dropping 5/26 @ 3:30 PM PT
The Flying Fish surrealist video collection from award-winning filmmaker MURAT SAYGINER continues with the release of The Court of Conscience – An exploration of conscience, morality and our personal sense of justice in stunning 4K.
The Flying Fish – The Court of Conscience
The Flying Fish is a set of select short films created by Murat Saygıner over the span of seven years. Named after the alter-ego of the artist, the drop brings together seven films revolving around alternative states of the human condition. The artworks will be released over the course of 7 weeks.
The short films were screened in over 200 film festivals including Academy Award Qualifying Festivals such as “Animest” and “AIFVF”.
Antonio García Villarán- Dropping 5/26 @ 3:30 PM PT
Antonio García Villarán is an artist, educator, Arts Academy-founder, writer and one of the most recognizable art influencers within the Spanish speaking world.
Villarán has not only become a successful painter, but also a driving force of the Fine Arts world by dissecting and challenging, to many, the untouchable world of Arts. He is known for coining the term “Hamparte”, which is being taught in many schools, art institutes and academies that are embracing it as a game changing concept. He was the first ever Spanish language scholar to be commissioned by Google Arts & Culture, as well as a plethora of publications, radio stations, and television services.
Villarán has practiced and studied fine art extensively his entire life, and aside from starting his own Art Academy, has art and art theory to communities all over the world everywhere, from fine art academies to prisons and homes for disadvantaged youth. Antonio García Villarán lives and breathes Art in all forms.
Criptoarte 131313 Part Two
A community dictated challenge “Criptoarte” 131313 comprises 13 artworks with 13 numbered copies for each one.
Each artwork has been created during a live creation session in Villarán’s Twitch and Instagram channels with the outcome of the creation being determined by every 13 words chosen by community.
Diplo x José Delbo x Vúho x Ross Campbell
José Delbo is an Argentinian born comic artist who has illustrated a number of Silver and Bronze Age comic classics. He’s the artist behind the pen of some of your favorite superheroes and comic classics — Wonder Woman, Batman, Transformers, The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine comic book, Billy The Kid… just to name a few.
Delbo’s work is timeless, an immersing himself in the latest art movement taking place on the Blockchain has made it even more so. Digitally enhancing his classic illustration approach, by way of the blockchain, has resulted in timeless creations that fit today’s digital consumption demand without sacrificing the integrity of Delbo’s beloved style. Since his crypto art debut in July of 2020, Delbo has dominated the scene with a number of record breaking sales and speedy sell-outs.
Diplo is a world-renowned DJ and producer, and is one of the most dynamic forces in music today. Based in Los Angeles, California, he is best known for his dancehall project Major Lazer and extensive collaborations with the likes of Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg and Skrillex.
Born Thomas Wesley Pentz in Tupelo, Mississippi (also the birthplace of Elvis Presley), Diplo started his DJ career with a series of parties he hosted around Miami and Philadelphia, and rapidly rose to fame, soon DJing at clubs like Fabric in London. He formed Major Lazer with fellow producer Switch, releasing Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do to critical acclaim. Since then, he has continued his prolific output of records, including an impressive list of platinum and double-platinum tracks. He continues to helm his own long-running label, Mad Decent, and tour the world over.
In 2021, Diplo brings his signature sound to the rapidly growing world of NFTs, dropping ‘Cloud10’ with Friends With You in March, with all proceeds going to selected arts nonprofits across the United States. Now, he continues his streak of philanthropic NFT launches, collaborating on ‘Justice Heroes’ with the Legaler Aid Foundation and legendary comics artist, Jose Delbo.
Vúho is a Colombian art lab exploring the dichotomy between the digital and physical, trying to blur the line that separates the virtual and real world. Founded in 2018, Vúho has been working with major brands to create immersive digital experiences for consumers all around the world.
Recently, Vúho has teamed up with Jose Delbo to bring his Death and Satoshi The Characters to life as part of their entry into the NFT space.
Ross Campbell is a professional comic book colorist with over 10 years of experience who has worked with many of the top comic artists in the world. Ross has embraced the NFT medium and collaborated on various NFT projects with legendary comic artists such as Jose Delbo and Mark McKenna.
‘Justice Heroes’ is an NFT Series released by the Legaler Aid charity to pay homage to real-life heroes that have paved the way to equal and fair justice. Each drop will be created by leading illustrators and musical artists generously donating their time, and will consist of a unique 1 of 1 piece, as well as a small run of limited edition pieces, to commemorate the impact that these men and women have made to our justice system.
All the proceeds from the primary sale will go towards Legaler Aid’s charity mission of creating technology to help society’s most vulnerable access free legal help. Having created the Legaler Aid platform in 2020 to connect individuals with pro bono legal clinics, the charity is ramping up its efforts to roll out free, virtual legal assistance. This will help those who need it most in the incoming eviction crisis, which will see millions of tenants evicted from their homes after the CDC moratorium expires on June, 30 2021.