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The Art of The Box

The Art of The Box

Bitmap Books

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Step into the captivating world of video game packaging art with "The Art Of The Box." Before the days of digital marketing, a game's only source of advertising was often limited to the captivating box artwork you'd see on high street shelves. With early game graphics offering little visual interest, it fell to the packaging to conjure up engaging images of deep space battles, medieval knights and wizards, explosive military operations, and monstrous alien creatures.

"The Art Of The Box" features 26 biographies of artists who found themselves illustrating video game packaging, including luminaries like Bob Wakelin, Steve Hendricks, and Julie Bell. Delve into their beginnings as artists, their inspirations, the games they illustrated, and the impact of their work on the industry.

With artists from the UK, Europe, North America, and Japan, "The Art Of The Box" encompasses the full gamut of game packaging illustration, from Atari's iconic VCS box art to modern-day collaborations between designers, CG artists, and game developers for the latest AAA games. Each biography is accompanied by lavish, full-color box artwork presented as the artist intended, without logos and retail elements.

This substantial and exhaustively researched book spans 564 pages, featuring over 100,000 words and more than 350 full-color images. Produced to Bitmap Books' high standards, "The Art Of The Box" is available in hardback format with heavy, gloss paper, incredible print quality, and includes a ribbon bookmark.

As the gaming world moves toward digital downloads and subscription services, traditional box art will one day become a thing of the past. But "The Art Of The Box" celebrates these vivid flights of imagination, preserving them for generations to come.

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