We see a lot of retro books being launched via Kickstarter these days, don’t we? And a lot of them are, well, a bit ‘same old-same old’. Occasionally though, one pops onto our reading radar that we just have to get involved with. One such book is The Masters of Pixel Art Volume 2, published by Nice Pixel, which launched its Kickstarter campaign this week looking for funds of kr130,000 (Swedish Krona) – or around £11,500. Unfortunately – and I have no idea how – Volume 1 totally passed us by, which is unfortunate because it looks amazing too.
The Masters of Pixel Art Volume 2 will be 216 pages of high quality 150g silk coated paper, featuring 41 artists and a staggering number of pixel art images – over 350. The cover is finished in white textile with silver foil, making it a stand-out book on your book case’s retro shelf. The book features images from the Commodore 64, together with pixel art from other 8bit machines such as the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari XL-XE, Commodore Plus/4 and MSX.
Featured pixel-artists included in the book are AcidT*, Archmage, Carrion, Clone, Deev, Duce, Electric, Helm, ilesj, iLKke, Jailbird, Joe, Ken√´t, Leon, Louie64, Made, Mermaid, Mirage, Nero, Odyn1ec, Ooz, Oys, Pal, Piesiu, pRof, Prowler, ptoing, Redcrab, rexbeng, Sander, SIT, Skurwy, Slayer Grafix, STE, Stone, The Sarge, Twoflower, Valsary, Veto, Wayne Schmidt and Yazoo.
Luckily for those who, like us, missed the first offering, this campaign has a Volume 1 and Volume 2 bundle pledge. Other pledge levels include:
- Poster collection : 32 sheets with 1 image per sheet, by 32 different artists (16 from vol. 1, 16 from vol. 2). Perfect to frame and put on the wall.
- Bookmarks : 50 unique bookmarks with images from 50 featured artists.
- Postcards : c64 PETSCII, pixel art images and c64 & Amiga pictures by Prowler
See the Kickstarter Campaign page for further details or to pledge for one or more of these wonderful looking books.
Publisher website: http://nicepixel.se/
Book website: http://www.themastersofpixelart.com/