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Art of Atari book

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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:

Amazon book link:

And later this month a Poster Book of larger scale versions of the art is coming out, roughly A3 / 12"x16" size.

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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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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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:21 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

EXCELLENT retrospective of Atari's very memorable graphic design and art....
MOSTLY focuses one the home games, unfortunately not too many pictures of the Arcade Cabinet side art, but the entire history of all of the home game systems is very well represented here- Also some spotlights on the artists and many REALLY COOL pieces of art that few got to see...A great book for any fan of classic early 80's video games
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