NFTsFont.com is for sale!
You can sell your font as an NFT with Font. However, you need to be sure to purchase the correct license extensions for the type of use you want to mint.
The concept of nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, entered the mainstream in February 2021 and the buzz hasn’t stopped building since. Early adopters see NFTs as a revolutionary way to attribute ownership of digital assets, a turning point in how we understand and use the Internet, and an evolution in the meaning and value of digital art. As NFTs become more established, what potential do they hold for typography as both a business and an art form? What should the type community do now to ensure that NFTs are safe and beneficial for this industry in the future?
These first forays into type-related NFTs are just a taste of what’s possible for the larger community. NFTXYZ’s Numbers project is a simple and straightforward example of the kind of artistic content that type designers and enthusiasts enjoy. Digital type posters, abstract artwork incorporating type, behind-the-scenes drawings, early access to gallery shows or typeface downloads – all these ancillary promotional materials and artwork could be shared and recorded with fans via NFTs.
NFTs and licensing.
Perhaps the greatest future potential for NFTs lies not in their use as entitlements to artwork, but in their role within business processes. Since NFTs are an authentication tool, they could be used as a key, certifying both the authenticity of the respective font software and the NFT bearer as a licensed user. In the future, type designers who license their fonts through an NFT process would easily be able to identify violations of their intellectual property rights.
There are substantial considerations and potential impediments to widespread adoption of NFTs and the underlying distributed ledger technology. One issue that has been getting a lot of attention recently is the environmental impact of blockchain tech. An enormous amount of computer processing power (and thus, electricity) is required to maintain blockchains’ security, contributing to a large carbon footprint and high transaction fees. Newer distributed ledger technology providers are considering novel approaches that balance the need for security against a more sustainable environmental impact. We’ll explore some of these considerations, including “gas” fees, consensus mechanisms, smart contracts, and environmentally-friendly cryptocurrencies in an upcoming article on this topic.
Why are Fonts NFT?
NFTs(Non-Fungible Tokens) are going to become a trillion-dollar industry in the next few years. Arts, Lands, Insurances, Properties, Vehicles, Licenses ( for software, music, album, etc), game items, collectibles, and much more are potential NFTs. Our imaginations are the limit in NFT space.
Though potential is huge, most of the NFTs today are around Selfies, Nudes, Memes, Ropes, and Cliparts. Before NFTs start representing real-world physical items like land, vehicles, etc, we are going to see digital goods like game items, software licenses, music, creative digital goods like fonts, website templates, etc as NFTs.
At Font.Community, we are making Fonts as NFTs.
Fonts are everywhere — on phones, books, magazines, websites to shop fronts. We see and digest the written words everywhere. Every typeface we see around us has been designed meticulously to convey the message, culture, history, and emotions. In short — fonts are built to bring eternity to texts.