War through Art is excited to announce that our iconic content, namely U.S., Soviet, German, French, Italian, Chinese, and other international war art and propaganda posters will be made into NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) that anybody can purchase and own. War through Art is the first history blog or website to convert historical content and digital artifacts to non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on the crypto blockchain. NFTs have been in the news a lot lately. But what exactly are these digital tokens?
What’s an NFT?
NFTs are related to cryptocurrencies. They both live on the blockchain, and are meant to be individual, digital instances of something, unable to be duplicated or copied. But instead of a currency, an NFT is a certificate of authenticity. Unlike a piece of currency, which is fungible — one bitcoin is identical and interchangeable to any other bitcoin — NFTs are unique. They’re non-fungible.
Persuading the public became a wartime industry, almost as important as the manufacturing of bullets and planes. During World War I, World War II, and beyond, governments launched aggressive propaganda campaigns with clearly articulated goals and strategies to galvanize public support, and it recruited some of the world’s foremost intellectuals, artists, and filmmakers to wage “war through art.” Many of the posters are motivational, aiming at meeting central government production plans.
Own a piece of history
If you follow our blog and social media accounts, you know that physical propaganda posters and art have been around for a long time. War through Art aims to usher these historically significant, interesting and visually stunning works of art to digital age. Our collection of iconic imagery and propaganda poster NFTs will be expanded consistently and new pieces added on a weekly basis. Follow our Twitter account to learn of a new “drop,” or addition to our expanding collection and gallery.
A collection to covet
We will open our propaganda poster NFT collection on the OpenSea platform with classic U.S. World War I and World War II posters and imagery. We will add new pieces to our digital archive continuously. Historical or history-based NFTs are a brand new category within the NFT community. War through Art is the original history-based NFT collection.