Video games, in addition to being art themselves, are surrounded by amazing, adorable, or sometimes just amusingly unusual art.
The concept art that inspires the sprites and models that make it into the game. The pulp novel-esque box art of early video games. The cartoons on the edges of the page in game manuals. The empty landscapes and detailed designs printed in an art book. The portraits and textures found in the games themselves. The fan art that’s inspired by the game, and often bridges the gap between what the game is and what someone wishes it could be.
What are some of your favorite pieces of video game art? Do you have any favorite art books? Who are some of your favorite artists in the industry?