NFTs may be confusing, if not to you, at least to me. However, they are entering the world of private aviation, via the world of art, and it piqued my interest. According to the r/NFT Reddit, which has over 300,000 followers, “Non-Fungible Tokens are set to change how value interoperates across the digital landscape of media in the new Web 3.0 version of the internet. These unique asset span across video games, blockchain domains, representing a claim on physical assets, and even as decentralized identities.”
Private Jet Pajama Party was created by Benny Robinson. His credits include a redesign of the Brioni logo in 2016, which he says, “ran companywide until a change in leadership put a stop to the fun.” It was part of a campaign that featured Metallica. He adds, “The logo was actually a homage to the heritage of the iconic brand and based purely on research into their original typographical identity and not a heavy metal inspired design as many presumed.”
Robinson previously collaborated with The Rolling Stones, Snoop Dog and LVMH. The Private Jet Pajama Party is a collection of owls portrayed as rock stars, rappers, athletes and as you might expect, crypto visionaries. The nocturnal birds are seen relaxing in their large-cabin private jets listening to an iPod, with a bucket of PJCFC, a seeming brand extension of Kentucky Fried Chicken and a bottle of Jack Daniels, among others. There’s also a likeness of Spanish footballer Sergi Roberto.
According to the PJPP website, you get “a probably-rare piece of art. All attributes have been hand drawn and crafted by the artist… Initial mint holders will receive a set of real-life pajamas so exclusive and rare you’ll want to wear them everywhere. Future collaborations with some of the most recognizable luxury fashion houses are in the works.” There are plans for a Burning Man camp as well, plus partnerships with fashion houses.
My Samurais is a collection of 6,969 unique samurai NFTs from Kamiko, a fictional artist and influencer. According to the website, “She is the heir to a legendary line of samurai warriors. However, she does not believe her life should be dictated by her family’s history. So, she’s taking fate into her own hands and traveling the world one selfie at a time.”
Her favorite way of getting around appears to be private jets (pictured above). “It’s the artist’s hope buyers will print their samurais on canvases and hang them up to be appreciated in the real world,” says a spokesperson.
While the starting price equates to around $420, is the value likely to go up? The representative tells us, “The short answer is that, as with real-world art, value is very much in the eye of the beholder. What makes My Samurais or any other NFT collection valuable is highly subjective.” He says, because Kamiko loves to travel, she is planning a sweepstakes offering free trips.
Then there’s Pixel Jet. If you ever built an airplane with Legos, these NFTs will bring back childhood memories. The collection of private jets is “made in pixel art style and released as NFTs.” The jets were “created starting from many layers, merged by the artist.” Each is unique and part of a limited edition of 100, of which 21 have been sold and 30 are currently available.