Cook & Becker is proud to present a collection of fine art prints based on the most lauded game of 2012, Journey. These prints have been selected and proofed in conjunction with Journey’s art director Matt Nava and are exclusively for sale in these limited-editions. The Certified Art Giclees™ are numbered and signed by Thatgamecompany’s creative director Jenova Chen and Matt Nava and come with dated and signed Certificate of Authenticity.
Journey is one of the most critically-acclaimed modern video games. For many players the game offers a unique emotional and moving experience. The game starts with a cloaked figure in the desert. This is the beginning of the player’s journey towards a mysterious split mountain on the horizon. Along the way the player encounters other human beings who are on the same path, but communication between human players is limited to musical tones and movement. The game deliberately follows the narrative patterns as described in Joseph Campells The Hero with a Thousand Faces. The designers wanted to inspire a sense of wonder and smallness in players. Therefore the design of the game was approached like that of a minimalist Japanese garden whereby all elements that do not add to the emotional impact of the game were stripped.
Upon release Journey won many awards such as several Interactive Achievement Awards, BAFTA’s, Game Developers Choice Awards and many others. The soundtrack was also nominated for several Grammy’s which was a first for video games.
Journey Fine Art Prints
Article by M.J. Brands
26 Jun 2013 12:40
Updated: 12 Mar 2019 14:47