Antiriad2097 wrote:Tell me more.
Edge #262, page 20.
How master artists
filled in Atari's blank
With only a 1.19MHz CPU to play
with, a lot of Atari 2600 design had
to be created outside the games
themselves by artists who brought
fantasies boldly to life.
In a new book, enthusiast Tim
looks at the history of Atari
game covers, such as 1979's Video
(pictured), starting from the
console's debut in 1977. "The visual
styles are a combination of the
artists' creativity and the inherent
limitations of the console itself", he
says. "Those beautiful illustrations
served as a gateway connecting
the imaginations of gamers to the
simple game graphics."
is just one of 136
pieces Atari commissioned. "At
times I've felt like a private eye,"
Lapetino says, "paging through old
magazines, internal Atari
newletters, viewing negatives
through printers' loupes. We've
unearthed a lot about the culture of
the artists and Atari, and we're
excited to preserve these stories."
Lapetino hopes The Art Of Atari:
From Pixels To Paintbrush
will be out for Christmas 2014.
And to the right and below is the cover of said chess game. Article fills the whole page.