Are NFTs art? We ask award-winning graphic designer Varvara Alay

Are NFTs art? A photo of the artist Varvara Alay sat amidst some flowers and artwork
(Image credit: Flower Girls / Varvara Alay)

Are NFTs art? Ever since NFTs burst onto the scene the debate has raged. They certainly are artistic and non-fungible tokens enable artists to own and earn from their art in new ways. We've seen an explosion of new styles of artwork as digital and physical media combine in new NFT projects, too. 

Flower Girls is one of the biggest and most artistic NFT collections around and was founded by the award-winning graphic designer and illustrator Varvara Alay. Flower Girls proved a different kind of NFT; launched in December 2021 Alay donated 20% of the project's profits to childrens' charities and spent a further 5% collecting children's NFT art. Clearly, Alay sees NFT art as something that can change lives.

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.