The Blue Lotus chosen for the first two NFTs with the image of Tintin – Companies

Tintinimaginatio, the company that manages Hergé’s work, has chosen for its first two NFTs Tintin, the illustration project for the album cover ‘Le Lotus bleu’, confirmed Tuesday during a press conference to mark the 94th birthday of Tintin.

An NFT, for Non-Fungible-Token, is a technology that digitally certifies and authenticates an asset – digital or physical – which can be a collectible, an artwork, a drawing, etc. This illustration project was chosen because the work is “iconic”pointed out Yves February, of Tintinimaginatio, the company formerly called Moulinsart.

It marks “a turning point in the history and collection of Tintin’s adventures”. This work also has the distinction of being absent from the Hergé museum, considered the analogue heart of the Tintin universe. “We have 85% of the moose and 15% are out and about,” said February..

“The NFT will allow us to highlight this heritage, outside the museum.” These NFTs will be of two types, one “utility”, with the work in question in a frame behind which is a certificate that securely authenticates and certifies the design of the work. It will be printed in 777 copies and sold for around 650 euros. The other, called “collector’s“, will take the form of a purely digital asset and allow its holders to own the illustration project in high definition.

In total there will be 1,777 copies sold at around 350 euros each. The two NFTs will be offered on a dedicated website during the first quarter of 2023. “The history and facts associated with this work determine its value. It is essential that we can, thanks to the NFT technology, stamp a factual explanation and the latter will be tagged, immutable thanks to NFT technology,” commented Yves February.

Upholding Tintin’s legacy beyond 2054

Both NFTs will come with a digital booklet made by the hergeologist Philippe Goddin, containing the history of the original design.

Tintinimaginatio decided to enter the NFT field because the company believes that NFT is “an evolution of web 3.0” and that it is “essential to participate in it”. “The goal, a little more distant, is to see to what extent Tintin will be able to blend into the metaverse (virtual world, ed)”, Yves February further specified.

Behind this launch, there is also the concern to perpetuate Tintin’s legacy beyond 2054, the year from which it will pass into the public domain. “On each NFT sold, there is a percentage for those entitled to it. Beyond 2054, this will allow us to consider a source of funding for the Hergé museum and for the people who will continue to promote Hergé’s heritage”, added Yves February. Tintinimaginatio intends to do so propose other NFTs but neither their number nor the chosen works have yet been determined.

An NFT, for Non-Fungible-Token, is a technology for digitally certifying and authenticating an asset – digital or physical – which can be a collectible, a work of art, a drawing, etc. This illustration project was chosen because the work is “emblematic”, pointed out Yves February, of Tintinimaginatio, the company formerly called Moulinsart. It marks “a turning point in the history and collection of Tintin’s adventures”. This work also has the distinction of being absent from the Hergé museum, considered the analogue heart of the Tintin universe. “We have 85% of the moose and 15% are out and about,” February said. “The NFT will allow us to highlight this heritage, outside the museum.” These NFTs will be of two types, one ‘utility’, with the artwork in question in a frame behind which is a certificate that securely authenticates and certifies the design of the artwork. It will be printed in 777 copies and sold for around 650 euros. The other, dubbed a “collectible,” will take the form of a purely digital asset and allow its owners to own the illustration project in high definition. In total there will be 1,777 copies sold at around 350 euros each. The two NFTs will be offered on a dedicated website during the first quarter of 2023. “The history and facts associated with this work determine its value. It is essential that we can, thanks to the NFT technology, stamp a factual explanation and the latter will be tagged, immutable thanks to NFT technology,” commented Yves February. Both NFTs will be accompanied by a digital booklet produced by hergeologist Philippe Goddin, containing the history of the original design. Tintinimaginatio decided to enter the NFT field because the company believes that NFT is “an evolution of web 3.0” and that it is “essential to participate in it”. “The goal, a little more distant, is to see to what extent Tintin will be able to blend into the metaverse (virtual world, ed)”, Yves February further specified. Behind this launch there is also the concern to perpetuate the legacy of Tintin beyond 2054, the year from which it will fall into the public domain. “On each NFT sold, there is a percentage for those entitled to it. Beyond 2054, this will allow us to consider a source of funding for the Hergé museum and for the people who will continue to promote Hergé’s heritage”, added Yves February. Tintinimaginatio intends to offer other NFTs but neither their number nor the chosen works have yet been determined.

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