Dungeons and Dragons is as much about the art and images that spark creativity and inspire the imagination. And throughout its 44-year history, D&D has played host to some fantastic art, which is on display in this beautiful new book. Take a look.
Alright, this one is definitely for you folks who are collectors out there. But holy cow–what an opportunity. Art and Arcana not only collects art from throughout the Editions of D&D, it’s also home to some of the most iconic images in gaming. Plus there’s a lot of rare or behind-the-scenes stuff that you couldn’t otherwise get your hands (or eyeballs) on.
via Penguin Random House
About Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana
An illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game told through the paintings, sketches, illustrations, and visual ephemera behind its creation, evolution, and continued popularity.
Dungeons and Dragons is the most iconic and pervasive gaming franchise in the world. It is a seminal RPG (role-playing game) and the inspiration for video games like World of Warcraft and Zelda, fantasy art, and countless other facets of “geek culture.” This officially licensed illustrated history provides an unprecedented look at the visual evolution of the game, showing its continued influence on the worlds of pop culture and fantasy. It features more than 700 pieces of artwork–from each edition of the game’s core books, supplements, and modules; decades of Dragon and Dungeon magazines; classic advertisements and merchandise; and never-before-seen sketches, large-format canvases, rare photographs, one-of-a-kind drafts, and more from the now-famous designers and artists associated with the game. The superstar author team gained unparalleled access to the archives of Wizards of the Coast and the personal collections of top collectors, as well as the designers and illustrators who created the distinctive characters, concepts, and visuals that have defined fantasy art and gameplay for generations. This is the most comprehensive collection of D&D imagery ever assembled, making this the ultimate collectible for the game’s millions of fans around the world.
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