London, UK, 27 January 2022: Pioneering digital artistJohn Taylor Dismukes, has partnered with metaverse and NFT platform Terra Virtua, to turn Dismukes’ original 1982 airbrush painting, Death Merchant, into a collection of AR and VR Collectible non-fungible tokens (NFTs), with the first of four drops available at [insert link] from today.
In a career spanning decades, Dismukes began focusing on digital art over 30 years ago. He began his career as an illustrator in Hollywood for clients in the music and entertainment industries.
Dismuke’s original airbrush paintings have graced the albums and merchandise for rock legends including Steppenwolf, The Grateful Dead, Megadeath, and Foreigner. Working with Hollywood’s biggest studios, John has created logos, posters, and merchandise including Mad Max, Transformers, Jurassic Park, the original Terminator trailerand Star Trek.
As well as his work in film and music, Dismukes has also created an impressive body of work for the video games industry. His collection of gaming art spanning from 1985, includes the Unreal logofor Epic Games, Diablo III logo for Blizzardandpackaging art for Sid Meier’s Civilizations.
The move into the NFT space by Dismukes demonstrates his passion for the next evolution of art, and how artists in 2022 can give their fans a whole new way to own a piece of their favourite artist’s work. Death Merchant has been meticulously recreated as a unique collection of NFTs with stunning detail.
Available in four elemental themes; earth, wind, fire and water, each variant in the edition is a one-of-a-kind AR & VR Collectible with a unique combination of colours and textures. The first of four NFT drops is the Fire element, a fiery artwork asset with yellow emissions, available in six rarities.
From 2nd February the first exclusive Fire element NFT drop is available here, with 601 total minted quantities: terravirtua.io/nft/deathmerchant. The Death Merchant NFT collection will be available in six rarities.
Terra Virtua, CEO, Jawad Ashraf, commented, “Supporting the digital art community is something we are passionate about at Terra Virtua. We are delighted to collaborate with John on this remarkable collection, and bring the art of Death Merchant to an entirely new audience.”
John Taylor Dismukes, said, “AR/VR Collectibles are a brand new frontier for artists, especially when augmented reality gives people the chance to live and breathe a piece of work. Sharing my art in this way is something I’ve been wanting to do my whole life. Platforms like Terra Virtua provide artists with an amazing opportunity to participate in this new frontier/community and we’re very excited to be a part of it.”
About Terra Virtua
Launched in 2017, Terra Virtua is a digital collectibles platform built on sustainable blockchain technology. Which offers immersive collectible, gaming and social experiences, through NFTs, and provides a gateway to the metaverse.