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GQ Joins List of Heritage Media Outlets Hopping on the NFT Bandwagon

GQ, a men’s fashion magazine, has released its first non-fungible token (NFT) collection, which includes 1,661 algorithmically generated pieces. “GQ3 Issue 001: Change Is Good” will include artwork by Chuck Anderson, Serwah Attafuah, Kelsey Niziolek, and REO. According to the announcement, each artist developed over 100 “traits,” which were then algorithmically blended to form the collection’s components before being hand-curated by the artists to form the final collection. Subscribers will receive a magazine subscription, a merchandise box, unique GQ3 goods, and a ticket to a GQ3 party in New York City. Users will also gain access to a private portion of the GQ3 Discord, as well as first hands on future NFT releases. GQ3 is a Discord server that the magazine started in May 2022 to cater to streetwear and sneaker aficionados. Each NFT will be sold for 0.1957 ETH, or around $330 at current pricing. The collection will be available beginning March 8.

Gentlemen’s Quarterly debuted in the United States as Apparel Arts in 1931. It was a men’s fashion journal aimed largely at wholesale buyers and retail sellers in the apparel industry. Initially, it had a very limited print run and was intended primarily for industry insiders to help them advise their customers. The magazine’s popularity among retail consumers, who frequently snatched the magazine from the stores, prompted the founding of Esquire magazine in 1933. Garment Arts was published until 1957, when it was turned into Esquire Inc.’s quarterly magazine for men, which was published for many years. After nine issues, the word “apparel” was deleted from the logo in 1958, with the spring issue, and the moniker Gentlemen’s Quarterly was established. In 1967, Gentlemen’s Quarterly was renamed GQ. In 1970, the publication frequency was increased from quarterly to monthly. Cond√© Nast purchased the publication in 1979, and editor Art Cooper modified the magazine’s path, incorporating articles other than fashion and creating GQ as a general men’s magazine competing with Esquire.

The NFT market expanded rapidly between 2020 and 2021, with NFT trading exceeding $17 billion in 2021, a 21,000% growth over the $82 million total in 2020. NFTs have been utilized as speculative investments, and they have come under fire for the high energy costs and carbon footprint associated with certifying blockchain transactions, as well as their frequent usage in art frauds. The NFT market has also been linked to a Ponzi scheme or an economic bubble. The NFT market saw a significant collapse in 2022, with prices plummeting; a May 2022 estimate indicated that sales were down more than 90% from their peak in 2021.

The NFT market expanded rapidly between 2020 and 2021, with NFT trading exceeding $17 billion in 2021, a 21,000% growth over the $82 million total in 2020. NFTs have been utilized as speculative investments, and they have come under fire for the high energy costs and carbon footprint associated with certifying blockchain transactions, as well as their frequent usage in art frauds. The NFT market has also been linked to a Ponzi scheme or an economic bubble. The NFT market saw a significant collapse in 2022, with prices plummeting; a May 2022 estimate indicated that sales were down more than 90% from their peak in 2021.