Tintinimaginatio has teamed up with startup Crossmint and blockchain tech company artèQ to launch a collection of Tintin NFT. The collection will feature ten unique digital artworks based on characters from the popular Belgian comic book series “The Adventures of Tintin.”
The collection is exclusively available on the artèQ NFT marketplace and is expected to be highly sought-after by Tintin fans and collectors worldwide. The comic series was first published in 1929 and quickly became popular throughout Europe and around the world.
The creator, Georges Prosper Remi or better known by his pen name Hergé, continued to create Tintin comics until his death in 1983, and the series has since been translated into over 70 languages and has sold over 250 million copies worldwide.
By partnering with Crossmint and artèQ to release the Tintin NFT collection, Tintinimaginatio is not only offering fans the opportunity to own a piece of Tintin history but also ensuring that Hergé’s work continues to be celebrated in the digital age. This NFT collection represents a natural extension of those efforts.
The collection features €2.6 million illustration
The Tintin NFT collection will be featuring The Blue Lotus, an illustration created by Hergé in 1936. The Blue Lotus was sold for €2.6 million (around 2.8 million in U.S. dollars) at an auction earlier this year.
The collection consists of two versions of The Blue Lotus NFTs, one being a limited edition print work of only 777 copies and the other a purely digital NFT available in a similarly limited version of 1,777 pieces.
Every NFT in the Tintin collection boasts distinctive attributes such as geographic coordinates of Tintin’s travel locations and the ability to unlock exclusive benefits like early access to new editions of The Blue Lotus book before publishing. Buyers will also receive access to the Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
In addition to these perks, buyers of The Blue Lotus Tintin NFTs will receive a digital brochure on Hergé’s work. The digital brochure is meticulously crafted by Philippe Goddin, a journalist, writer, and Hergéologist – a term used to refer to an expert in the life and work of the Tintin cartoonist Hergé. The brochure digs deeper into the creation of the Tintin series and Hergé’s artistic vision, offering an in-depth exploration of his work.
The collection of Blue Lotus is currently up for sale on the Digital Tintin website and fans can purchase it through the checkout system via Crossmint’s credit card integration.
Rodri Fernandez Touza, the co-founder of Crossmint, expressed his excitement to be able to support such a celebrated and historic art series alongside Tintinimaginatio and artèQ. He mentioned that they aim to bridge the gap from the traditional art world into the Web3 era through an easy-to-use checkout solution.
“At Crossmint, we are committed to removing the complexities of crypto for both companies and users. We believe that NFTs are the future of art and are very excited to partner with such an iconic brand as Tintin to bring their web3 vision to life and enable NFT ownership to a new consumer,” Touza said.
As an expert in the field of blockchain technology, artèQ offers consultation, tech support, and strategic marketing services. The company has initiated several NFT projects to date, one of them being the “The Kiss NFT Collection” by Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt.
Farbod Sadeghian, CEO of artèQ, said, “With the help of Crossmint’s cutting-edge technology, we are able to usher in the Web2 consumers and enable them to own a digital asset without the tumultuous onboarding of the traditional Web3 space. This partnership allows fans a unique opportunity to own a rare piece of Tintin history in the form of an NFT.”
Sadeghian also says that each NFT comes with its own utilities and is “a truly one-of-a-kind collectible.”