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Quadko
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:02 pm     Post subject: Art of Atari book Reply with quote

I've been reading through The Art of Atari book, and it's very cool. Both the art and the articles are lots of fun.

Turns out there's a webpage:
http://artofatari.com/

Amazon book link:
https://www.amazon.com/Art-Atari-Tim-Lapetino/dp/1524101036


And later this month a Poster Book of larger scale versions of the art is coming out, roughly A3 / 12"x16" size.
https://www.amazon.com/Atari-Poster-Book-Tim-Lapetino/dp/1524103020

Cool stuff! I loved the old art - what great games would old covers inspire for modern games! - and it's fascinating to read about behind the scenes and their theory. Apparently they had the first in-house art department (in the industry?) instead of contracting the art out.
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butterburp1
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:57 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I have this book and it's great. It's a bit light on arcade material, the vast majority is on the 2600. What I really like are the little snippets that tell the story behind the paintings on the cartridge box covers. For example, I always assumed the inspiration for Othello was the Bee Gees, but it's actually one of the artists at Atari.
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