Art company Cook & Becker and SEGA announce today that they are working on an official Sonic the Hedgehog art and design book. The book – made for Sonic’s 25th anniversary this year – will be the first stand-alone art book ever made of the iconic video game character. The 'Sonic the Hedgehog: 25th Anniversary Art Book' will cover the entire history of Sonic the Hedgehog and includes design sketches, official character illustrations, in-game art, pixel art, rare promotional art and game box art. It also features never-before published artwork and contains interviews with the key designers and artists of the beloved video game character such as Yuji Naka, Takashi Iizuka, Kazuyuki Hoshino and Yuji Uekawa.
The Sonic the Hedgehog: 25th Anniversary Art Book is expected to be available for pre-order worldwide November 2016 and will ship April 2017. The book will be available as a standard Hardcover Edition and a special Collector’s Edition. More details and images of the book will be released in the near future.
"We’re very excited to be working with SEGA on this official art book for one of video gaming’s most iconic characters. Sonic is such a great character with such a vibrantly designed world", says Maarten Brands of Cook & Becker. "Everyone that has seen our fine art prints and books knows that Cook & Becker is always a 100% committed to bring an outstanding level of quality to everything we work on. And with the Sonic the Hedgehog art book we want to raise the bar for coffee table art books on video games and showcase everything that is great about Sonic."
Cook & Becker worked previously with SEGA on a Sonic the Hedgehog art product with this official print by Paul Veer.
Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Art Book
News article by M.J. Brands
07 Oct 2016 17:28
Updated: 05 Dec 2016 16:17