Manchester City have announced their latest digital art collection, the Heroes of Manchester Collection, produced by Jose Delbo.
Bringing together sports, comics and blockchain for a unique NFT collaboration, this latest collection follows the success of City’s first two launches in 2021 as the club continues to strengthen its presence and community of collectors in the NFT space. .
Legend of the comic book world, José Delbo brings his unique artistic direction to Heroes of Manchester. The upcoming collection, hand-drawn by Delbo himself, consists of five pieces.
Heroes of Manchester and Heroes of the Pitch represent the group of Manchester City captains – Fernandinho, Ruben Días, Kevin de Bruyne, İlkay Gündoğan and Kyle Walker. Hidden behind the light blue shirts, they have great superpowers inside.
Each player is unique, but together they form the ultimate team, which works together to achieve many great victories. The pieces will also be available as still images.
As part of the drop, there will be a limited edition collector’s draw featuring a fifth coin, Manchester City – The Heroes.
Entry will be open to art owners from Manchester City or Jose Delbo, and raffle winners will each receive one of the available editions.
The Heroes of Manchester collection will be released on MakersPlace on Wednesday, January 19.
“Following the success of our two collections launching in 2021, we are extremely excited to continue our journey into the NFT and blockchain space with this third collection of historic digital art,” said Don Dransfield, Director of Strategy at City Football Group.
“Sports and comics are key pillars of popular culture and we are honored to have been able to work with Jose Delbo, one of comics’ great visionaries, to create this unique and impressive collection of comic books. digital art. “
Dannie Chu, co-founder and CEO of MakersPlace, said: “I am very excited about this unique collaboration between iconic comic artist Jose Delbo and Manchester City.
“Delbo has spent decades creating the world’s most famous heroes across Marvel and DC, and with this once-in-a-lifetime collaboration, Delbo applies his art to uniquely capture the heroic traits of the globally recognized team of captain. of Man City.
“It’s a drop you don’t want to miss.”
Jose Delbo, who produced the collection, added: “I am extremely happy to be working with Manchester City on this drop.
“I’ve been a football fan my whole life and being able to work with such an amazing team to create football-themed superheroes has been really special to me.
“In my 70 year career as a comic book artist, I have had the wonderful opportunity to illustrate so many superheroes that we know and love.
“But it’s always a special thing to be able to imagine your own superheroes. Growing up in Argentina, football is in my DNA.
“So when I was thinking about what kind of superhero football players could become, I thought a lot about the characteristics of footballers: speed, strength, vision and letting my mind run wild with those concepts.
“To me, professional athletes are a lot like real-life superheroes. They train their whole lives to be at the peak of their human abilities and are always in the spotlight.
“People either love them or hate them, just like comic book superheroes. So for me, turning Manchester City captains into superheroes with the powers players have on the pitch made sense.
“It’s wonderful that we can create works like this digitally and on the blockchain so that we can reach audiences all over the world.
“I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Manchester City on this drop and to create art for their fans and mine!”
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