How to view NFTs, from holograms to digital frames

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are the new assets one would want to flex and show off first and foremost. And why not? After spending millions on NFT art and building a classic NFT collection, it’s only natural that you want to display it where everyone can see it. In fact, there are several clever and creative ways to display your NFTs beyond virtual worlds.

Collectors and galleries are looking for new ways to exhibit digital art. Unlike traditional physical art like paintings and sculptures, which can be simply framed or encased and kept on top of the mantle, displaying NFT art is a bit tricky. It must show its authenticity, maintain the various determining factors and give the true feeling of digital art (whether it is video, audio or other types of artwork) while putting it on stage.

Its undeniable craze and hype is such that the methods of displaying an NFT collection are also gaining momentum. It becomes a way to experience and attract the attention of the NFT community, which helps to buy and sell NFT art.

With the rise in celebrity interest and attention from famous auction houses like Sotheby’s and Christie’s, the NFT space is skyrocketing at an unfettered pace and hence the need to display and to show your NFTs also becomes quite crucial to stand out from the crowd.

Different ways to view your NFTs

Exhibitions in IRL galleries

Photo credit: Bright Moments Gallery/ @brightmomentsgallery/ Instagram

Bringing NFTs out of the digital space, there are actual art galleries around the world that have the infrastructure to display NFT art collections. These galleries have state-of-the-art digital screens that display the artworks and provide all related information.

Art galleries such as Bright Moments Gallery in Venice, Blackdove in Miami, USA, Quantus Gallery in the UK, Asia Art Center in Taiwan and Superlative Gallery in Bali’s Superlative Secret Society (SSS) host exhibitions and present artworks created by Web3 artists as well as display NFTs curated by collectors around the world.

Online gallery exhibitions

NFT display: online galleries
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Not just galleries in the real world, artwork in the digital world demands online art galleries where you can display it in style. These NFT galleries make it easy to display NFT collections, and there are a number of them.

For instance, OnCyber, an online art space, allows users to display their crypto art and create their own shows. For this, users need to connect their blockchain wallets. For this, they can choose from the three available options – Connect the Ethereum blockchain through the Metamask browser extension, Temple Wallet can grant access to the Tezos and Fantom blockchain to Solana. Users can then host an NFT Art Show to display NFT art on their registered blockchain wallet.

Other similar platforms include names like Show timewhich claims to be the Instagram of NFTs and Lazya digital venture from Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban.

Post them on your feed

Flaunt NFT: Social Media
Image credit: Screenshot/ Justin Bieber/ Twitter

One thing that is absolutely true for NFTs is “if you have them, flaunt them”. After spending millions of dollars on a funky monkey, rare memorabilia, or a cool gummy bear, it makes sense to flex your collectibles across all your social media platforms.

Get inspired by celebrities like Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, Paris Hilton and Eminem who display their NFTs as profile pictures and share them on their Twitter and Instagram feeds. Premium and verified Twitter accounts have the privilege to upload NFTs as profile pictures and Meta will soon bring a feature to showcase and sell NFTs on Instagram as well.

Frame your memories NFT

Digital frames are perhaps one of the coolest and most stylish ways to display NFTs.

In Tokenframe products, you can print your entire NFT collection or just a few of them on digital frames equipped with anti-glare screens, speakers, rotating functions and more. Unlike other art frames, these crypto art frames also display the QR code and give all the information about an NFT and you can also switch between different ones on the same frame.

What if we said you can print videos and view them? Infinite Items Makes possible. It provides cool solutions to keep your favorite NFT closer to you by inserting the video file into a 12cm x 17cm digital frame. It then plays the video or GIF in a loop forever and doesn’t even require any software to control it.

Another example of cutting-edge technology is provided by Looking Glass Factory, which offers the most futuristic and stylish solution to display your digital assets. Mirrored Portrait allows users to convert their 3D NFTs into holograms, which was previously not possible without Virtual Reality (VR) headsets.

Other smart options include the Wall Canvas, Dragon Touch Frames or use the TokenCast app to create your own NFT gallery.

Display on the shelves of the marketplace

NFT Market
Image credit: Screenshot/OpenSea

Another lucrative way to display your NFT collection online is to list your blockchain wallet on NFT marketplaces. These marketplaces provide fun shopping experiences for NFT enthusiasts who can not only display their crypto art here, but also see what others are doing in the NFT art space.

Major markets like OpenSea, Rare, Foundation and super rare also helps you get noticed by taking your NFT collection out into the world. You can buy, sell and mint digital art as well as interact with other creators and collectors and be part of the wider NFT community.

Land on the Metaverse

Flaunt NFT: Metaverse
Image credit: Spatial

NFTs are extremely versatile, and displaying them doesn’t have to be limited to a digital frame or an NFT marketplace. Cryptographic art can be easily brought into the digital universe and displayed in the metaverse.

Metaverses like Spatial, Decentraland, Roblox, Sandbox, and many more have their own virtual worlds that provide space and platforms where collectors flock to view and showcase their NFTs. Spatial uses VR technology to bring collectors and creators closer to its art galleries, while Decentraland’s 100x Art District is a haven for digital art fanatics.

Like Decentraland, Sandbox allows users to purchase virtual land using cryptocurrencies and use it to host NFT art exhibits and display their collections. It’s a great way to interact with other creators and sell your art.

Metaverse also hosts various events like a fashion week, music concerts, and meet and greets where auctions become a big part of selling and buying NFT, which automatically is an amazing way to view your NFTs.

Art invoices and QR codes

Print NFTs
Image credit: Angela Pencheva/ @angelapencheva/ Unsplash

Thinking of displaying NFTs simpler and easier? Printing the artwork like any other normal image and placing it in a regular frame of choice is the way to go. That’s what collector Andrew Coathup shared in 2019 when he was granted the right to to print its NFTs.

The idea is why should a work of art be limited to the virtual world or live inside screens? You can smell and touch your NFTs by printing them out and then using any QR code generator to issue a QR code for the artwork URL.

If you want to make it more durable and long-lasting, you can opt for aluminum plates. Solid NFT is one such platform that provides a solution. Through a process called sublimation, the NFT is printed onto the foil with an authentication panel on the back, which contains full transaction and ownership details.

(Main and feature image credit: Maxim Hopman/ @nampoh/ Unsplash)

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