The Atari Poster Book – I WANT ONE
From the moment that Dynamite announced that they had acquired the Atari® license, I was thrilled about not only the reprinting of the 1980s DC series Atari Force, but the presentation of the fantastic box art for their video games. Last year’s Art of Atari was a beautiful book that I regret not reviewing, due to to how lovely it was, but Dynamite, in an attempt to get all of my money, is releasing the art from the golden age of home video games in a format that allows for fans to display them properly, a poster book.
Needless to say, I want one, despite the fact that the press release, pasted below with preview images, hasn’t revealed size or price for the book. Expect more on this as June and the release of the poster book draws near.
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF THE ATARI® POSTER BOOK!
Publisher Announces an All-New Collection of Frameable Artwork, the Follow-Up to the Essential Art of Atari Hardcover Compendium!
Last year’s release of Dynamite Entertainment’s Art of Atari® was indisputably one of the most talked-about releases of the year, collecting production and concept artwork, photos, and marketing materials from the video game pioneer. In April 2017, Dynamite will release the Atari Poster Book, curated by Art of Atari author Tim Lapetino, which collects some of the most iconic images from the golden age of gaming!
From the arcade to the living room, Atari is one of the most recognized names in the world. Since its formation in 1972, the company pioneered hundreds of now classic titles including Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, and so many more.
The artwork of Atari inspired a generation and created a bridge from the simple on-screen graphics of its early games to the imaginations of eager gamers. Now, Dynamite Entertainment proudly brings the most iconic, mind-blowing video game illustrations to posters, each one easy-to-remove and perfect for display, showcasing the tremendous talent of Atari’s greatest artists!
“I’m thrilled that we are able to make the classic artwork of Atari available to fans and art aficionados in a new form,” Lapetino says. “It’s great to be able to showcase and enjoy the amazing artwork in this larger format, and it’s what fans have been clamoring for since I began researching Atari.”
“When Dynamite released the much-anticipated Art of Atari last year, its vivid imagery of yesteryear’s console classics clearly struck up fond memories in a generation of gamers,” says Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “We’ve seen hundreds of fans on social media enthusiastically reviewing the book and, more importantly, celebrating its long-lost fantastic artwork. The Atari Poster Book will fulfill the collective desire of the Atari generation to admire this artwork in an even larger format, something they can proudly display as their favorite youthful pasttime.”
Dynamite Entertainment’s Atari Poster Book features 40 pages of incredible artwork, and will be released in June 2017 at finer comic shops and bookstores everywhere.