Steve Aoki, an American DJ, record producer, music programmer, and record executive, has launched his nonfungible token (NFT) membership community A0K1VERSE shortly after, and now collaborating with Neon Future and Heavy Metal, Aoki is one of the most imaginative voices in the metaverse.
It has been reported that by continuing to break boundaries and merge the physical and digital worlds, Aoki is bringing the physical to the digital. Back in May 2022, the NFT creative graced the cover of fantasy and science fiction magazine 'Heavy Metal.'
However, people can now own this iconic artwork for themselves, with 777 cover-art-inspired NFTs launching as an NFT collection. The collection brings together art by the iconic Greg Hildebrandt and characters from the critically acclaimed 'Neon Future' comic book, published by Tom Bilyeu’s ‘Impact Theory.’
The report said that the allowlist for the NFTs will open up on August 29th at 9 AM – 2 PM PST for 1 SOL to the Oddkey, A0K1VERSE, Heavy Metal, and Impact Theory communities. Public sale begins on August 29th at 2 PM PST for 1.5 SOL.
Likewise, this much anticipated NFT is Steve Aoki’s first collection to launch on Oddkey. Featuring a limited edition version of Heavy Metal Magazine’s May 2022 cover, the NFTs are illustrated by Greg Hildebrandt.
Matthew Medney, the CEO of Heavy Metal Magazine, said:
“The blend of Heavy Metal & Neon Future through the lens of Greg Hildebrandt is nothing short of spectacular. Sprinkle in the iconic Todd McFarlane and his vision of art and we have something memorable for the fans. This collaboration touches on over 70 years of science fiction, fantasy & horror moments.”
This collection is not Hildrebrandt’s first NFT. The legendary poster artist has previously created in Web3, with his project Rule the Mob. Hildebrandt’s NFT project is a blockchain trading card game created in collaboration with Artist Fund and Heavy Metal Magazine. Amongst the 777-piece NFT collection there will be hand-drawn one-of-one digital signatures – 43 with Aoki’s signature, 43 with Greg Hildebrandt’s signature, and 43 with Impact Theory founder Tom Bilyeu.
This is the first of Aoki’s collections to drop on the Solana-based marketplace Oddkey. Launched in 2021 by Aoki and Todd McFarlane (creator of both Venom and Spawn) Oddkey has become the primary meeting place for creators and collectors of this pop culture.
Thus, it is a place where people can connect with other collectors, creators, and get their hands on digital versions of comic collectibles and sell their digital artwork on this Solana-based marketplace for free.
Source: NFT Evening