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Upcoming Drops: October 10-16

Let’s face it: the NFT space is moving 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 me wrong – the more people in space, the better. But due to the constant influx of great art and ideas, it’s getting harder and harder 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 put together a weekly list of upcoming NFT drops you definitely don’t want to miss. Here’s what to watch for this week.

SlyCrocs x DraftKings

The SlyCrocs in question. Source: SupDucks

Who: SupDucks x DraftKings

What: 2,500 NFT PFP sly croc

When: October 11, time to be determined

Where: DraftKings

Why: The very first PFP repository in the DraftKings marketplace is here: SlyCrocs. Created by Franky Nine, these Crocs “migrated from the depths of Florida and appeared on the Los Angeles boardwalk.” Owning a SlyCroc will unlock chances to win DraftKings dollars, free DraftKings Reignmaker packs, as well as entries to contests and competitions organized by DraftKings. With the partnership of SupDucks and DraftKings, the popular sports betting and fantasy sports website has dipped its toes into Web3 yet again.

elements of self

Who: William Willoughby III

What: Four unique 3D animated NFTs

When: October 11 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: MakersPlace

Why: Fans of artist William Willoughby III and his blend of surreal and futuristic themes with high-level 3D art will be delighted this Halloween season. Elements of Self is a collection of animated skulls that vividly depict the common inner conflicts we experience on this journey we call life.

Amazon

Inhabitants of the Amazon
Inhabitants of the Amazon. Source: Sebastiao Salgado

Who: Sebastiao Salgado

What: A unique movie NFT and 5,000 unique photo NFTs

When: October 12 at 5:00 a.m. ET

Where: Sotheby’s

Why: The Amazônia collection marks the culmination of a decade of work by photographer Salgado. Containing 5,000 unique photographic NFTs illustrating the photographer’s travels through the Amazon, the volume of work created by Salgado over the past decade required a five-month curation period. In keeping with Salgado’s strong support for environmental conservation, this collection will proudly host the newly merged Ethereum blockchain when it launches later this week.

Venus Beach

Who: Pol Kurucz

What: TBA collection mechanics

When: October 12 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: MakersPlace

Why: Multimedia artist Pol Kurucz is set to make another addition to his growing portfolio of works showcasing his singular high-level aesthetic. Venus Beach, her genesis drop on MakersPlace, depicts scenes with real-life models thriving in strange, alien worlds.

Jackie Rex

A still from the Jackie Rex collection
A still from the Jackie Rex collection. Source: Sarah Zucker

Who: Sarah Zucker

What: Three multi-edition VideoPainting triptychs

When: October 12 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Clever Gateway

Why: In an effort to communicate divine thematic content with her distinct visual style, Sarah Zucker created Jackie Rex. The multi-edition NFT VideoPainting series bears Zucker’s signature flair – very reminiscent of Ringo Starr’s work on MS Paint from the early 2000s. To achieve this unique look, Zucker used a vintage Sony Video Painter and a combination of digital and analog processing to further age images.

Floating Fragments

San Holo
San Holo. Source: SoundMint/San Holo

Who: San Holo

What: A Generative NFT Vinyl Collection

When: October 15, time to be determined

Where: sound.xyz

Why: With the upcoming release of San Holo, one of the biggest names in electronic music is expected to further tighten the bond between the visual and sonic realms of NFTs. Each floating fragment, which contains music tracks (and is a generative work of art in itself) is configured to allow holders to claim physical collectibles to accompany this digital release. If a holder assembles an entire San Holo track with its fragments, they will be able to redeem a limited edition San Holo X SoundMint vinyl.