PepsiCo India Design Team in partnership with illustrator, Timea Balo has exclusively curated the NFT collection for Pepsi Black anchored on the brand’s pillars of Innovation, Self-Expression, and Evolution. Rooted in the brand beliefs, Pepsi will release a set of 20 NFTs minted on the Polygon blockchain.
Inspired by the brand philosophy of Pepsi Black, the NFT collection is an ode to the younger generation who believes in self-expression and is deeply entrenched in technology. The NFT art collectibles are centred on the alterations around the classic Pepsi Black™ ‘Zero’ visual, inspired from brand’s passion points to portray poignant nuances such as sustainability, rhythm, movement, creativity, art, the progressing world of social media and gamification. With three variations of each theme and four variations inspired from music, the ’Pepsi Black Zero Sugar’ collection will be listed on Open Sea, the world’s first and largest web3 marketplace for NFTs and crypto collectibles.
The NFTs will be given away to the winners of #PepsiBlackeffect challenge conducted on the Indian homegrown social media platform, Moj. Consumers can enter the contest, using the quirky Pepsi Black lens and flaunt their max SWAG personas to get a chance to win Pepsi Black’s maiden NFTs.
Commenting on the NFTs, Tanu Sinha, Design Director, PepsiCo India, said, “Pepsi has strongly associated with popular culture and passion points such as music, dance, art, and environment with its legacy of disruptive narratives over the years. Pepsi’s design strategy, also, over the years, has witnessed a significant shift with the acceleration of a digital-forward and social-media savvy world. We have evolved our design sensibilities to connect with the younger generation to further Pepsi’s mission to create a culture that propagates innovation. The launch of Pepsi’s first-ever ‘Pepsi Black Zero Sugar’ NFT collection is another step towards this direction. With Pepsi Black’s ‘Zero’ sugar philosophy at its core, these collectible art NFTs have been designed keeping in mind the passion points those youngsters can connect and relate with.”
Consumers can use Moj to enter the exciting #PepsiBlackEffect challenge by Pepsi Black by simply clicking on the ‘Pepsi Black Zero Sugar’ lens in the app. The lens is exclusively created to epitomise Pepsi Black’s ‘Max taste, zero sugar’ philosophy. Consumers can enter the world of Pepsi Black and flaunt their SWAG show by clicking four portraits in the lens along with the product and the brand’s irreverent SWAG. Winners will be selected from these collages and given distinct NFTs from India’s first-ever ‘Pepsi Black Zero Sugar’ collection, which will be listed on the Open Sea. Consumers will be required to have a web3 wallet to receive the NFTs. The NFT is minted and transferred on the Polygon blockchain. Winners will also receive Pepsi merchandise along with the NFTs.