Las Vegas-based glass pipe maker to the celebs Jerome Baker Designs will launch a sequence of bong-related NFTs tied to corresponding bodily belongings early subsequent month.
The NFTs, on FDCTech’s Ethereum-based platform, depict the distinctive glassblowing course of for every bong and include extra distinctive advantages. They’re resulting from drop on Tremendous Bowl Sunday (Feb. 13) and the corresponding bodily bongs will probably be auctioned off at Superchief Gallery.
Jerome Baker Designs Founder and President Jason Harris is taken into account to be one of many top ten glassblowers in the world, based on smoking merchandise market SLX.
He based the enterprise within the early Nineteen Nineties and has constructed custom-made items for celebrities akin to Snoop Dogg, George Clooney, Grateful Lifeless, Santana and Rita Marley.
He advised Cointelegraph he’s excited to step into the world of crypto-driven digital artwork.
“As an artist, we’d like a certificates of authenticity to hook up with the artwork. NFTs act as a certificates of authenticity and create worth and legacy.”
In accordance with Harris, whereas different types of artwork like sculptures may be bronzed and work replicated or copied, glassblowing is a one-time effort that can’t be replicated.
“You’ll have a documented expertise of the creation of that paintings and in that lay the magic. It’s like shopping for a pair of Jordans. In the event you ever need to promote them, you may want the packaging in good situation. The NFT acts as a certificates of authentication and the paintings acts because the package deal.”
Harris mentioned the 5 bong NFTs to launch on Tremendous Bowl Sunday will probably be according to his Burnt Orange collection, a group of translucent shiny orange glass bongs.
Those that personal a bong NFT will obtain actual world advantages akin to glassblowing courses and a go to to the Las Vegas Dream Manufacturing facility (Jerome Baker Designs Headquarters).
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This isn’t Jerome Baker Designs first foray into blockchain and the studio has been accepting Bitcoin since 2012. Harris believes that the worldwide inhabitants will quickly bounce on the bandwagon and settle for the crypto asset for funds. The corporate plans on accepting Ethereum funds shortly.