THE ART OF BLIZZARD is a new product slated for September 2012 which collects over 300 pieces of art from Blizzard Entertainment’s different art style teams: concept artists, cinematics, 3D modelers, etc.
This 304-page book appears listed in the Insight Editions Complete Catalog given to me at their 2011 New York Comic Con booth. Check out our video at the bottom of the page. I browse the pages of the catalog to show the ART OF BLIZZARD entry and its illustration samples — video available in 1080p HD and lower resolutions.
No company has impacted videogames and global pop culture quite like Blizzard Entertainment. From its humble beginnings as a console game publisher in 1991 to breakout franchises such as Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, and World of Warcraft, Blizzard has created stunning worlds of science fiction and fantasy. The company’s distinctive gameplay and storytelling styles have captivated an international fan base in the tens of millions whose passion cannot be quelled.
Twenty years after opening its doors Blizzard boasts the largest massively multiplayer online gaming universe, and is the standout leader in creatively driven game development. An epic volume of art and behind-the-scenes insights, The Art of Blizzard celebrates the studio’s genesis by examining the astonishing talents behind these games and showcasing more than three hundred pieces of concept art, paintings, and sketches.
Packed with illustrations that cover everything from creature design to the breathtaking work of the Blizzard Cinematics Team, The Art of Blizzard is the ultimate gift to gamers worldwide.
Publication Date: September 2012
Publisher: Insight Editions LLC
Format: Hardcover , 304pp
Dimensions: 9 1/4″ x 12 3/4″
Price: $ 50.00