The next digital transformation is underway and it’s sponsored by the largest tech companies in the game. When this immersive layer comes, will it be inspired by humanity, art, and culture or will this be yet another precarious battleground for privacy rights, manipulation, and propaganda? At illust, we’re using blockchain solutions to flip the script on how we engage with our digital futures. By creating transparency and provenance for artists populating the metaverse, we hope to inspire other technologists and artists looking to create more equitable digital worlds. We lost the internet but we do not have to lose this bigger more all encompassing layer that’s at our door step. Will you join us?

What’s an ERC-721 Token or Non-Fungible Token (NFT)?

A NFT is an asset that has a unique identity which is powered by a digital contract or smart contract. Smart Contracts are digital certificates that embed information and or/actions. In the case of digital collectibles, they act like streams of data that follow the art wherever it may go. Think a certificate of authenticity that is always attached to DaVinci sculpture but instead of it being paper, it’s digital and it’s attached to digital objects like art, trading cards, and other digital collectibles.

Why Does this Matter?

Through this technology, patrons, collectors, artists, and onlookers can determine Who the originator or original author is of the artwork, embeddable descriptions about the artwork, copyrights and attributions, and even the ability to designate royalties for an artist beyond the primary art sale.

Sharing Your Collection

Digital art until now has been siloed and platform dependent, but like ‘real’ art collections move, trade hands and go on display. Currently digital art created through Illust play nice with the following platforms:

  • Android phones for augmented reality (list of compatible devices)
  • Apple Phones for activating and rendering augmented reality effects (list of compatible devices)
  • A virtual decentralized community for digital collectors
More to Come
  • Check back as we continue to build partnerships with the leading social media, gaming, and decentralized platforms for collectors can show their collections with the world.

Founding Team

From across the Atlantic to the woods north of San Francisco, to the beaches of Southern California, the illust team brings a diversity of experience and understanding for where media and technology is moving.