The official NFT logo
On January 24, 2018, when Ethereum introduced the Non-Fungible Token Standard, they omitted the introduction of a dedicated NFT logo. About half a year later, a professional graphic designer from Thailand took the initiative and created the distinctive hexagon logo, which has since been adopted as the de facto standard logo all around the world
At some point, every member of the global NFT community has come across the iconic cyan logo featuring the letters NFT within a hexagon. Over time, this emblem has become the de facto “official” NFT logo, finding its way into diverse variations across different platforms and communities.
Some members may have wondered, at least for a moment, which individual or legal entity could have introduced this emblem. The evolution of this logo into a stylized symbol, serving as both a label and a seal of authenticity, raises questions about which NFT collections might rightfully claim this distinctive mark.
On January 24, 2018, Ethereum introduced the
Non-Fungible Token Standard (EIP-721). However, the term NFT emerged without an associated logo. To this day, Ethereum maintains its distinctive three-dimensional, diamond-like, and somewhat futuristic logo, featuring an octahedron as the upper part and a complementary counterpart at the bottom. The term "octahedron" originates from the Greek words “okto”, meaning eight, and “hedra”, meaning base or face. Upon closer look, an octahedron is a three-dimensional geometric shape with eight faces, six vertices and twelve edges, with each face forming an equilateral triangle.
To forge a distinctive brand identity for NFTs, the necessity for a dedicated logo arose. Drawing upon a decade of experience in photography, graphic design, and web design, Nueng, also known as
WindAwake from Thailand, unveiled the iconic NFT logo, characterized by its six vertices, on September 5, 2018. Distributed royalty-free on two stock image platforms, the hexagon logo has seamlessly woven itself into the NFT space, evolving through diverse variations and is now universally recognized as part of the public domain.
The image data has now been secured for eternity as a vector graphic with infinite resolution on the Namecoin blockchain:
Conscientiously and in recognition of the creator's selfless contribution, the primary source and the creator's website from the Wayback Archive have been linked on the blockchain as well.
February 06, 2024