Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Dynamite Entertainment's The Art of Atari Deluxe Edition

Art books seem to be on the rise again as publishers cash in on a geeky public's frenzied nostalgia with weighty tomes and equally weighty price tags. Subjects have run the gamete, hitting all corners of our pop culture universe...which makes it doubly odd we've not had a show stopping tribute to Atari before! Dynamite Entertainment (most known for comics conveying the adventures of Red Sonja and Ash of the Evil Dead) seeks to rectify that great injustice with the Art of Atari.

ART OF ATARI represents the most comprehensive retrospective to date, a whopping 350+ pages that provides insightful history and high-resolution scanned artwork culled from hundreds of production/concept illustrations, photographs, video game packaging, and groundbreaking advertisements from the height of Atari's innovation and popularity.

Now, for the hardcore enthusiast, Dynamite Entertainment proudly pulls out all the stops with this gorgeous ART OF ATARI Deluxe Edition, allowing them to relive the classic era of gaming with our Deluxe Edition special features:

A sturdy Deluxe Edition slipcase, perfectly capturing the design of vintage game packaging!
A unique, leather-bound Deluxe Edition "Game Cartridge" cover design!
An Atari Vault Steam Key, allowing fans to relive the Golden Age of Gaming with 100 of the most popular iconic games (including Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, and many more), now with online multiplayer capability!
A frameable Limited Edition Print featuring brand-new artwork by original Atari artist Cliff Spohn!

"Before Atari, entertainment was something you only observed. Atari fearlessly revolutionized entertainment, transforming it into an interactive experience. Our world would never be the same again," says Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. "Publishing ART OF ATARI is a high point in Dynamite's publishing history, as we honor the visual history of a bold innovator. Since announcing the project, we've received an overwhelming response of heartfelt excitement from the gaming community. For the most hardcore enthusiasts out there, we hope that our Deluxe Edition -- with its many bonus features that include extensive game downloads -- delivers a fun and colorful experience every bit as enjoyable as that electric feeling of having a joystick in hand."

ART OF ATARI is the first official collection of original art created for its groundbreaking video games. Sourced from museums and private collections worldwide, this volume spans more than four decades of incredible art and design. Whether you're a fan, a collector, or new to the world of Atari, this book offers the most complete retrospective of Atari artwork ever produced.

For updates, preview art and more, visit ART OF ATARI arrives in limited quantities at finer retailers everywhere in October 2016 with a retail price of $99.99!

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