Not only bullets decide wars. Ukrainian designer Mykola Kovalenko makes one anti-war poster per day since 24th February - the dawn of war in Ukraine. Now they are available as NFTs on OpenSea in a fundraising campaign by International Effectivity.
Another day of war, another unique poster. A firm stance against injustice and violence is a matter of principle for Mykola Kovalenko, an acclaimed and awarded Ukrainian graphic designer. He won't stop until peace is restored in Ukraine.
The backstory in this case is a more personal one. Mykola had to flee Ukraine in 2015 before finding his new home in EFFE Bratislava, Slovakia. Mykola had a gut feeling that something terrible was cooking in his homeland, where his friends and family reside - and made his very first poster as an anxious anticipation of the upcoming violence.
The very first poster is one of the rarest in his collection of 120 NFTs. It will be listed as an ultra-rare NFT collectible on OpenSea.
Out of 120 posters Mykola has made so far:
80 are already available for sale as common NFTs for 1 ETH
40 rare NFTs will drop gradually every 3 days and offered for bidding, starting at 1.1 ETH
rare NFTs will include ultra-rares with special connection to the author or war events
There is a noble deed included: the NFTs are part of a global campaign to raise funds to help war victims. 80% of the generated money will be transferred to a transparent EUR account. Its use will then be decided by a committee consisting of four marketing executives, including CEO of International Effectivity. The committee will be headed by Mykola Kovalenko himself.
The claim of the campaign is “BLOCK war with art. Start a CHAIN”. It's not only a reference to the blockchain, but to the acute need for global compassion too.
And now, call to action for everybody: would you like to turn compassion into real help for Ukrainians in need? Mint Mykola's NFTs and generate funds for the good cause. The least you can do is spread the word about the campaign and join the chain of solidarity that will help block the impacts of the war.