Art of Atari book

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Art of Atari book

Post by Quadko » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:02 pm

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-La ... 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-Boo ... 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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Post by butterburp1 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:57 am

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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