Andy McVittie – The Art of Watch Dogs

watchdogsAuthor: Andy McVittie
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Art, Video Game
ISBN: 9781781169001

Summary: One of the most hotly anticipated games from E3 2012, Watch Dogsreceived over 80 official nominations and awards including IGN’s Best New Franchise Award, Gamespot’s Editor’s Choice Award and Eurogamer’s Game of the Show Award.

The Art of Watch Dogs is an in-depth review of Ubisoft’s amazing new game with extensive concept and development art and detailed creator commentary. The first of its kind for a franchise that is certain to be … Continue reading

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Matt Hurwitz – The Art of the Films – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Rise of the Planet of the Apes

apesAuthor: Matt Hurwitz
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Art, Movie
ISBN: 9781783291977

Summary: The perfect companion for Planets of the Apes fans tying in in with the release of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, revealing the production photography and concept art behind Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Review: Guilty pleasure – cheesy 70s movies, including, yes, The Planet of the Apes. When the remake came around, there was no way I was going to … Continue reading

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Fred Gambino – Dark Shepherd: The Art of Fred Gambino

darkAuthor: Fred Gambino
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781781168431

Summary: The Art of Fred Gambino collects the out-of-this-world concept art, illustrations, paintings and sketches of the immensely talented Fred Gambino. Featuring excerpts from Fred’s varied career, as well as his personal multimedia project ‘Dark Shepherd’, this monograph is a must-have for science fiction art fans and budding 3D concept artists.

Review: Fred Gambino is an illustrator and artist with an eye to science fiction and fantasy. He also worked on movies such as Jimmy … Continue reading

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Peter Aperlo – 300 Rise of the Empire The Art of the Film

300Author: Peter Aperlo
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Art, Movie
ISBN:

Summary: follow-up to the 2007 international blockbuster 300.

Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, 300: Rise of an Empire is produced by Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Bernie Goldmann, and directed by Noam Murro from a screenplay by Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad. Told in the breathtaking visual style of 300 this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general … Continue reading

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Andy McVittie – The Art of Titanfall

titanfallAuthor: Andy McVittie
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Titan Publishing
Genre: Art, Video Game
ISBN:

Summary: The Art of Titanfall will take readers on an in-depth, no-holds barred look at Respawn Entertainment’s hugely anticipated multiplayer shooter, featuring exclusive concept and development art, as well as detailed creator insights and commentary throughout, showcasing the all-out warfare between the agile pilots and lethal Titans of the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation and the Frontier militia, as well as the war-torn science fiction battlefields found within the game.

Review: While a visually compelling book, … Continue reading

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Paul Davies – The Art of Thief

thiefAuthor: Paul Davies
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Titan Publishing
Genre: Art (Video Game)
ISBN 13: 9781783290970

Summary: With the exceptional heritage, critical acclaim and tremendous sales of the Thief franchise, fans of the series will be delighted to add this book to their collection in anticipation of the new Thief game.The Art of Thief demonstrates the stunning concept and development art from the eagerly anticipated next-gen console game, Thief.The Art of Thief will be released day and date to coincide with the launch of the long awaited … Continue reading

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Martin Robinson – The Art of Castlevania – Lords of Shadow

art ofAuthor: Martin Robinson
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Video game art
ISBN 13: 9781781168950

Summary: Castlevania is a multi-generational video game series developed and published by Konami. The franchise was first released in 1986, but has evolved from a side-scrolling platformer into a full-scale adventure series – and has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. The series is a fan-favourite, and has influenced generation after generation of games since first being released.

Review: Encompassing three Castlevania titles, the book is a showcase of the … Continue reading

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David A. Goodman – Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years

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Author: David A. Goodman
Reviewed by: Will
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: TV and Movie
ISBN 13:   9781781169155

Summary:  For the first time, an ‘in universe’ history of Star Trek, complete with excerpts from Starfleet records and intergalactic intelligence, including James T. Kirk’s official biography and newly translated Klingon reports.

Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the United Federation of Planets.

This unprecedented illustrated volume chronicles the pivotal era leading up to Humankind’s First Contact with … Continue reading

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Roman Dirge – Lenore Purple Nurples

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Author: Roman Dirge
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Graphic Novel
ISBN 13:   9781848563919

Summary:  Everyone’s favorite cute little dead girl is showcased in all her morbid glory in this new collection of the timeless comic strip from Roman Dirge.

Return once against to the dark, surreal world of Lenore, the girl with a knack for unintentional mayhem and occasional wanton destruction in this fifth volume. Contains Lenore (Vol. 2) #4-7.

Review: Let’s be honest – I was a little embarrassed by how much … Continue reading

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Mark Salisbury – Elysium >> The Art of the Film

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Author: Mark Salisbury
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Titan Publishing
Genre: Art
ISBN 13:   9781781162477
 

 

Summary:  From Neill Blomkamp, the director of the acclaimed District 9, comes Elysium, an eagerly awaited sci-fi blockbuster starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.

All will be revealed in Elysium: The Art of the Film, which will feature a Foreword by Blomkamp, and wealth of stunning production art and photos, including the input of legendary designer Syd Mead (Blade Runner, Tron). 

 

Review: The odd thing … Continue reading

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