PHOTO CREDIT: PEPIJN TEMMING

Following the release of her exclusive Maison Valentino x The Alphabet for kids & ADULTS book last year, the comedy star along with her money-making team (Mohamed Kheir and Pepijn Temming) have now announced their debut NFT collection.

(All collectors who own each of the following NFTs “E, L, S, A” by February 15 will be entered into a raffle, the winners drawn at random, to win an exclusive Maison Valentino x The Alphabet for kids & ADULTS book. Fifty The Alphabet NFT holders, also drawn at random, will be eligible to receive a limited-edition hoodie, made exclusively for this drop.)

Titled ‘The Alphabet NFT Collection,’ and now live on Crypto.com, Elsa’s latest effort is her first official gateway into the metaverse. The collection brings to life the foundational building blocks of our stories: letters. The first collection will consist of 26 unique letter animations, and the first three drops will have eight letters, which are O, H, D, L, S, A, E, Y. Whoever ends up with the NFT letters – E L S A will be entered into a raffle draw for the chance of winning the exclusive Maison Valentino x The Alphabet for kids & ADULTS book.

The Alphabet NFT Collection will be the first collection to bring word games into the NFT space, allowing collectors to create words, play word games and claim rewards. The second stage launch of the collection will include an $LPHA token as a framework for future The Alphabet Universe utilities while stage three will see the launch of AlphaBattle, the first NFT word game.

The book’s illustrator, Teeming shares that “I’m so excited to finally be releasing this project which we have worked so hard on. Like so many people in this space, I grew up on the internet — and now, as an artist, I’m extremely excited to see the evolution of digital ownership and the impact this has on our internet culture. I hope you all love ‘The Alphabet Universe.’ It’s been a true passion project.” Speaking about the new collection, former NATIVE cover star, Majimbo says:

“I’M SO EXCITED TO BRING OUR LETTERS TO LIFE WITH THIS NFT RELEASE; WHEN WE WROTE THE ORIGINAL BOOK, I KNEW THAT AMAZING THINGS WOULD COME FROM IT,”

The Alphabet Universe launches in the metaverse, Photo Credit: Designed by Pepijn Temming

“I think that’s just someone being melodramatic, which is fine. I don’t think our digital life should ever be more valued to us than our physical. Fresh air, good food and a comfortable bed will always beat digital experiences. 

Having said that, I can understand how our digital assets, and investments in things like the metaverse and NFTs can accumulate in such a manner as to be our most valued investments and possessions. We are already at a point and time where some NFTs are worth as much as luxury cars or houses.

I think it’s going to be increasingly important for us to learn to balance things and to detach from the digital world every now and again. “