New York, NY: Quidd, the digital collectibles and NFT marketplace of Animoca Brands, today announced the launch of its Artist in Residence Program, debuting with the world-famous and commercially successful artist Todd Goldman. The initiative, a first of its kind for Quidd, offers creative and strategic partnerships between Quidd and notable creators from both traditional and NFT media across a wide range of styles. Quidd Artists in Residence will partner on multiple exclusive projects, specifically structured for Quidd’s innovative gamification, unique Mintables technology, and audience of over 8 million collectors.
Since its founding, Quidd has collaborated with large, global media companies and brands like Disney, CBS Interactive, the Jim Henson Company, and others to bring digital collectibles and accessible NFTs to market through fun and rewarding collecting experiences. The Artist in Residence program expands on these celebrated launches by leveraging the creative powerhouses of these artists and building custom, collectible-focused drops that will be having increasingly large influences on how Quidd and the digital collectibles and NFT market evolve.
“The Artist in Residence program is one of the most important initiatives at Quidd, one that is going to have a profound impact on how the growing population of digital collectors finds and fall in love with new collections,” said Sam Barberie, VP of Content at Quidd. “Everyone has artists and creators that they love, but rarely do those artists get to be intimately involved in the future of platforms where they are. It’s as if YouTube creators got to help craft the future of YouTube, rather than being stuck as things change around them.”
Todd Goldman’s first collection on Quidd was an instant success, quickly selling out and setting a new standard for Quidd collections with unique, physical awards from creators.
“It made perfect sense to launch the AIR program with Todd,” said Barberie. “He’s a creative genius with an infinite number of ideas, and someone who truly gets the digital collectible and NFT market. He wants to push the envelope of what Quidd does.”
Goldman, in his usual fashion, quipped, “I am super excited to be working with Sam and his team as I’m a huge fan of Squid Games. I binge-watched the whole season in one day. I had no idea they did NFTs so I jumped at the opportunity to work with them. I love creating fun collectible characters and Quidd helps me reach an audience I’ve never had before. It’s a great match and I hope to be working together for years to come.”
Quidd will soon be announcing more artists joining the program. Artists wishing to get involved can apply at https://gleam.io/9rA94/quidd-artist-in-residence-sign-up
Todd, like everyone else, had a childhood dream. His dream was to become a Brazilian Olympic figure skater. But unfortunately for Todd, he wasn’t Brazilian and didn’t know how to ice skate. That and Brazil didn’t even have an ice skating team. Sure Todd looked great in sequin tights, but he had to hang them up for the time being and find something else to do with his life.
But Todd always knew he was special. Not “wear a helmet and ride the short bust” special, just special in a unique kind of way. And that uniqueness was reflected in Todd’s humor and drawings. So that’s what Todd did, he became an artist. A different kind of artist…One that makes people laugh with his art. And believe it or not, people actually took a liking to it. So much that Todd’s art can be seen on all kinds of cool products. From t-shirts and mugs to pajamas and greeting cards, to pillows to tote bags, and soon-to-be NFTs.
In addition to merchandise, Todd’s paintings and prints are sold in art galleries all around the world. Plus, Todd has over 40 books published and several animated TV shows and movies in development. So as you can see Todd keeps himself busy. Sure, Todd sometimes ponders what his life could have been as a Brazilian figure skater…but honestly, he is quite happy making people laugh with his art. And yes, Todd still wears his sequin tights around the house.
Quidd, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is the original digital collectibles and NFT marketplace. Since 2016, Quidd has worked with the world’s most prominent brands, including Disney, HBO, Funko, and over 300 others, to bring fan-first collecting to digital and blockchain platforms. The Quidd marketplace is the most innovative, robust, and accessible platform for digital and NFT collecting experiences.
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Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner and ranked in the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification that is working to advance digital property rights and contribute to the establishment of the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including the REVV token and SAND token; original games including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes; and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. It has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, Darewise, Notre Game, and TinyTap. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of more than 340 investments, including Colossal, Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Yield Guild Games, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas, and others. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook.
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