The Perfect Early Holiday Gift Idea For Classic Game Lovers: The Art Of Atari

Dynamite has a new Indiegogo campaign for their upcoming The Art of Atari comprehensive retrospective book. The 350-page tome will cover the more than 30-year history of the video game company through production and concept art, photos, and marketing materials. There will also be interviews with various key people involved with the creation of some of the video games that helped shape an industry.

The Indiegogo campaign is for a special edition that includes a special tip-in plate signed by writer Tim Lapetino and an exclusive Missile Command print.

Art of Atari

Atari is one of the most recognized names in the world. Since its formation in 1972, the company pioneered hundreds of classic titles including AsteroidsCentipede and Missile Command. In addition to hundreds of games created for arcades, home video systems, and computers, original artwork was specially commissioned to enhance the Atari experience, further enticing children and adults to embrace and enjoy the new era of electronic entertainment.

Art of Atari is the first official collection of such artwork. Sourced from museums and private collections worldwide, this book spans over 40 years of the company’s unique illustrations used in packaging, advertisements, catalogs, and more!

The items available on the various rewards tiers include:

  • Art of Atari Signed Hard Cover Edition with a Tim Lapetino signed tip-in plate,
  • Digital copy of Art of Atari,
  • Indiegogo Exclusive 8 x 10 Missile Command Lithograph,
  • Art of Atari Poster book,
  • Centipede issues #1 – 3
  • Swordquest issues #0 – 4,
  • Atari Classics: Swordquest GN,
  • Centipede #1 sketch cover: remarked, hand sketched edition by Ken Haeser and signed by Max Bemis, and more!

The campaign is up and running now, and we’re told the books have been printed and will be shipped as soon as the campaign ends — meaning they should be delivered before the holidays.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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