Art of Atari

August 30, 2019 - Comment

Get in the action with Atari!’ Since its formation in 1972, Atari pioneered video game technology and built today’s multi-billion dollar industry, developing arcade games, home video systems, and personal computers to entertain millions of children and adults with fan-favorite games like Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, and Yar’s Revenge. To usher in the new era

Get in the action with Atari!’ Since its formation in 1972, Atari pioneered video game technology and built today’s multi-billion dollar industry, developing arcade games, home video systems, and personal computers to entertain millions of children and adults with fan-favorite games like Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, and Yar’s Revenge. To usher in the new era of electronic entertainment, the company hired an array of talented illustrators to emblazon game cartridges, boxes, magazine advertisements, and more with mind-blowing visions of fantasy and sports thrills, science fiction and adventure, that elevated pixelated gaming to the realm of high art. Art of Atari is the first official retrospective of the company’s illustrative accomplishments, spanning over four decades and cultivated from museums and private collections worldwide. Whether you’re a fan, a collector, or new to the world of Atari, this book offers the most complete collection of Atari artwork ever produced!

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Anonymous says:

Legends of the industry For nearly 45 years, Atari has been creating consoles and games to capture the public imagination, using original artwork and conceptual designs from talented individuals. As a kid I remember being captivated by these now classic examples of advertising and art emblazoned across the front of every cartridge, in the pages of my comic books and in glossy magazines. This big, beautiful book is the work of a fellow electronic golden age fan, who tracked down these somewhat unsung heroes,…

Anonymous says:

Wow. Just Wow. The first thing that struck me was how big and solid the book is. High quality stuff.The prints are gorgeous and it’s well laid out.

Anonymous says:

So close to perfect, but poor decisions at times and missing features,cost it a star I so wanted to give this book the full 5 stars, as it has done a wonderous job of preserving what really made the ATARI 2600 something really special for myself, the wonderous artwork.I would much rather of seen the fantastic Atari UK 2600 Comic Strip adverts presented (Centipede, Moon Patrol, Pole Position, Battlezone etc) rather than have pages talking about the CX40 Joystick, 7800,Lynx, various prototype systems etc.Also, it was a poor decision to have countless…

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