Cook & Becker is glad to finally fully unveil the official ‘Sonic The Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Art Book’ we’ve been working on for the past few months. Made in conjunction with SEGA, the book honors Sonic with a striking ‘coffee-table style’ volume about the art and visual design of the hedgehog and his universe. It contains key art, illustrations, promotional art and rare material from the time-span 1991 – 2016 and has a complete written history of the origins and evolution of Sonic as a design icon. Detailed accounts by Sonic Team-members such as Yuji Naka, Takashi Iizuka, Kazuyuki Hoshino and Yuji Uekawa explain key design decisions shaping Sonic The Hedgehog over the years.
The book, now available for pre-order, ships April 2017, and is available in two versions. The standard Hardcover Edition features over 200 pages of full color imagery, and is protected by a dust-jacket. The special Collector’s Edition has the same book but comes in a unique and stylish package: an outer luxury box touts a modernized 'classic 90's' Japanese Sonic design, while inside the box a protective sleeve doubles as a book stand when folded. The Collector's Edition also contains an exclusive, newly drawn matted art giclee print by Sonic Team lead artist Yuji Uekawa, the artist famed for the 'Graffiti style' that ushered in the era of 'modern Sonic'.
The Collector’s Edition is limited to only 2.500 copies. As a special pre-order bonus Cook & Becker offers a 10% discount on the Collector's Edition if ordered before February 2017.
Sonic Art Book now available for pre-order!
News article by M.J. Brands
05 Dec 2016 16:18
Updated: 06 Dec 2016 12:53