Bitmap Books

Artcade - The Book of Classic Arcade Game Art

$59.99

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  • Arcade book front cover
  • Arcade book front cover
  • Artcade book on coffee table
  • Arcade machine artwork of original donkey kong
  • Arcade machine art for out run
  • Artcade book open with joust artwork displayed

Bitmap Books

Artcade - The Book of Classic Arcade Game Art

$59.99

or make 4 interest-free payments of $15.00 AUD fortnightly with Afterpay More info

Artcade came about when the author, Tim Nicholls, acquired an archive of arcade game artwork from a Hollywood movie props company. The company was going out of business so this collection of arcade art, spanning four decades, may have been lost forever had Tim not come across them. 

Tim undertook a painstaking process of restoring the pieces, resulting in an incredible art book which retro gamers will love while providing a snapshot into the world of arcades. It will trigger many fond memories of the arcade era which we may never experience again, yet its influence has monumentally shaped modern gaming. Iconic names such as Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and Street Fighter are now part of our popular culture and they all began as coin co-op games in the humble arcade.

The book is structured in chronological order spanning 1976 to 1994, showcasing marquees from Space Invaders to Out Run to Mortal Kombat and many in between. The images are vibrant and dynamic lithographic prints on reassuringly smooth high-quality paper.

It ends with write-up on each game which you could use to help you plan for your own collection of classic arcade machines.

Specifications

324 pages in a Hardback and A4 Landscape format. Pages are lithographic prints, sewn bound and the book is protected with a spot varnished dust jacket. 

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