Yoshitaka Amano's NFT collection is genuinely important

An illustration of a girl in a pink cap
(Image credit: Yoshitaka Amano)

Legendary artist Yoshitaka Amano is one of the world's most popular illustrators. Famous for his sublime art for the Final Fantasy series of games Yoshitaka Amano is considered a pioneer when it comes to designing imaginative worlds, and now he's turning his traditional art into digital wonders, and you can take part.

The artist's Candy Girls collection will be developed into NFTs – read our guide 'What are NFTs?' for an explainer of non-fungible tokens – and hosted on the Astar Network. (If you are a collector, then take a look at the best NFT displays.) This is important because Astar Network is a multichain platform that connects many blockchains, including Polygon, Ethereum and Cosmos, and sets up Yoshitaka Amano's art as a new world of Web 3 entertainment. 

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.