Into the Metaverse Cover, August 15, 2022 by Micah Johnson

This collection is an limited edition of Micah Johnson’s “Into the Metaverse” cover of TIME. The sale will last for 24 hours starting 12pm ET on Sunday July 24 and ending Monday July 25 at 3pm ET. Each NFT has the opportunity to receive an airdrop of Micah’s cover sketches that will be randomly distributed to a very limited selection of minters.

Johnson, a former Major League baseball shortstop turned digital artist, rendered an image of a virtual portal featuring his character Aku, who Johnson considers the world’s first digital explorer.

“I wanted to present him in a way that he’s welcoming others into the world that gave him this incredible platform to begin his journey,” Johnson said of Aku on TIME’s cover.

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TIME: Into the Metaverse | August 15, 2022 - Original Cover Art
TIME: Into the Metaverse | August 15, 2022 - Preliminary Cover Sketch
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