December 9th, 2015 ingmar1988
Cook&Becker has done it again, after all the great artworks for games such as the Last of Us, Killzone, Okami, Journey and Mass Effect they have now entered the world of art books!
Killzone Visual Design: Celebrating 15 Years of Killzone is the first comprehensive overview of the visual development of the million-selling Killzone video game series. With unlimited access to the image archives of game studio Guerrilla and the people involved in making Killzone, compilers Cook & Becker and Arjan Terpstra unearthed images and stories from fifteen years of unique visual design.
This 208 page art book gives a detailed, illustrated account of the idiosyncratic design philosophy behind the Killzone video game series, the beautiful concept art used to create the Killzone universe and the amazing attention to detail Guerrilla bestows on its games. From early hand-drawn concept art used for the first Killzone game to awe-inspiring in-game renders from Killzone Shadow Fall: this book truly celebrates the talent and skill of Killzone’s makers. This coffee table art book will inspire fans and anyone involved in visual design – be it video game design or any of the other design arts.
The book features an opening statement by Guerrilla studio director Hermen Hulst and President of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida.
Killzone Visual Design: Celebrating 15 years of Killzone is available in a special Limited Edition and an open edition Standard Hardcover. The inside of both books is identical.
About the Collector’s Edition
Black-edged, soft-touch hardcover
Limited to a 1.000 hand-signed copies.
Includes hand-numbered Killzone concept art giclee print “Stahl Arms”(30 x 23 cm Certified Art Giclee™ printed on 270 gsm. Radiant White using archival inks).
Comes in a luxury box.
Available to order now at Cook&Becker
July 6th, 2015 ingmar1988
Shenmue is an official limited edition art print drawn by artist John Sweeney based on the classic Shenmue game series. Sweeney made this print under direction of Cook & Becker and with official license from SEGA.
John Sweeney – lead concept artist for Sony’s The Last of Us and Uncharted 4 – is a huge Shenmue fan. He will donate his proceeds of any copy of this artwork purchased before July 17 to the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter!
Sweeney says about his Shenmue artwork: “I’m so excited that Shenmue 3 is finally happening! I wanted to capture the moment just after Ryo’s father Iwao is killed by Lan Di. In the game the scene stops with Ryo cradling Iwao and screaming “No!”. I wanted to imagine a shot where Ryo is standing just outside the dojo where is father was just killed. It is cold and very early in the morning. Snow is falling. The morning light is still weak and only some of the wood interior is catching light from the outside. Ryo’s pose already hints at him seeking revenge.”
The normal size, unframed version of this print is printed on a glossy archival photo paper to emphasize the photographic nature of the image. The paper size of this version is 86 x 47.5 cm or 33.8 x 18.7″ including a small white border.
Limited to 100 pieces and available now at Cook&Becker for a very affordable 99 euro.
May 9th, 2015 ingmar1988
After the amazing Uncharted, The Last of Us and Journey art giclées, Cook and Becker once again teamed up with Sony to bring us some amazing Infamous: Second Son artworks.
The prints are museum-grade Certified Art Giclees™ and are meant to showcase the visual design of the Infamous franchise in the best possible quality. All prints have been extensively proofed by the artists at Sucker Punch and Cook & Becker’s master printer to get as close to the digital source as possible. All prints are hand-numbered and signed by the artist.
Available now at Cook&Becker