Crossmint, a blockchain infrastructure specialist, has joined forces with artèQ to launch a collection of Tintin NFTs. This collaboration also marks the establishment of Tintinimaginatio, which aims to safeguard and promote the legacy of Tintin. The NFT collection, entitled “The Blue Lotus,” features two sets of limited-edition NFTs. The first set is a print work with only 777 copies available, while the second set features 1,777 digital-only artworks. Each NFT in the collection reflects unique traits of the Tintin story, such as the locations the character has visited.
The NFTs offer several benefits to holders, including early access to new versions of the “The Blue Lotus” book, access to the exclusive Hergé museum, and a digital brochure of Hergé’s work. Buyers can obtain these blockchain assets via the official website, Digital Tintin, using a credit card.
The partnership between Crossmint and artèQ aims to onboard non-crypto natives to the Web3 era, assuring purchases can be made using credit card payments. Rodri Fernandez Touza, co-founder of Crossmint noted, “We are honored to be able to fuel such a celebrated and historic art series alongside Tintinimaginatio and arteQ, helping bridge the gap from the traditional art world into the Web3 era through an easy-to-use checkout solution.”
Farbond Sadeghian, CEO of artèQ, shared Touza’s enthusiasm over the collaboration by stating, “This partnership allows fans a unique opportunity to own a rare piece of Tintin history in the form of an NFT. Each NFT comes with its utilities and is a truly one-of-a-kind collectible.”
In conclusion, the launch of the Tintin NFT collection brings together two companies that are committed to bringing traditional art into the digital age. Crossmint’s technology and artèQ’s expertise in the traditional art industry make it a perfect match to safeguard and promote the legacy of Tintin through NFT.