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Earth Alliance - Mass Effect 2012
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Earth Alliance - Mass Effect 2012
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Earth Alliance - Mass Effect 2012
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About the artwork

Earth Alliance - Mass Effect, artwork by BioWare

Pictured Mass Effect Art Director Derek Watts in front on his creation in Dibond + Diasec finish in the Friesian museum of visual arts

The artwork Earth Alliance is digitally created concept art for the Mass Effect video game series. The image is made by Art Director Derek Watts.
This original digital fine art print is hand-numbered, proofed and signed by him.

These days science and scifi are as popular as during the first moon landing. We are fascinated by things such as the exploration of Mars, the discovery of the Higgs boson and the rise of commercial aerospace. Science inspires us to explore new horizons both in real-life as well as in fiction and culture. In our minds, going from Neutrinos – particles that can possibly go faster than the speed of light – to people travelling at the speed of light is a step easily taken.

Being able to travel at light speed and using that to explore the galaxy also lies at the heart of the science fiction universe of Mass Effect.

The Mass Effect video games form a dramatic space opera that successfully blends soft and hard scifi. This makes them feel more modern than the space fantasy of Star Wars. The universe of Mass Effect for example is drawn austere and functional with a realistic feel. For the design of various locales inspiration has been drawn from modern architecture such as the work of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The influence of the famous sciencefiction designer Syd Mead can also be felt.

There is a big difference between Mass Effect and the sometimes cold or unpersonal imagery of Syd Mead however. The world of Mass Effect feels warm and alive. The game brims with charismatic humans, aliens and species and their stories and tragedies help form a consistently detailed universe. It is fair to say that the overarching story of the galaxy being threatened by a destructive AI serves as an umbrella to connect these hundreds of smaller stories and persona.

Players are invited to form an even stronger emotional connection with the fiction because of the pioneering work Mass Effect does in the area of interactive storytelling. The player’s choices shape the story to a large extent.

Mass Effect is a great example of what can make science fiction so fascinating; when creators use our obsession with the future and with science to tell great stories.

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BioWare

BioWare “BioWare's vision is to create, deliver, and evolve the most emotionally engaging games in the World” (Dr. Ray Muzyka & Greg Zeschuk, Co-founders of BioWare)

BioWare develops high quality console, PC and online role-playing games, focused on rich stories, unforgettable characters and vast worlds to discover. Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world's most critically acclaimed titles, including Baldur's Gate™, Neverwinter Nights™, Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™, Jade Empire™, Mass Effect™ and Dragon Age™. BioWare operates in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), Montreal (Quebec), Austin (Texas), Fairfax (Virginia) and Galway (Ireland). In 2008, BioWare was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher.

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Earth Alliance - Mass Effect

2012
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    finish picture The measurements listed next to the artwork are those of the printed surface and not the size of the paper.

    All unframed prints are shipped with a white 2.5"/5cm border on all sides used for numbering and signing and to allow for custom framing.

    Real-life measurements can deviate slightly from those listed on the site because we round-off to whole numbers online.

    Unframed prints are carefully packed and shipped in a tube with a diameter of at least 4.7"/12cm.
  • About Diasec® and Acrylic glass

    finish picture Diasec® is a transparent gel and patented process used for facemounting prints against acrylic glass.

    Because of the different light penetration and refraction of our acrylic glass compared to normal glass, the colors of a print behind acrylic glass will show to be more brilliant and the image sharper when compared to standard glass. The Diasec®/Acrylic glass process also makes the print resistant to ultraviolet (UV) light and is therefore the standard for museum-grade usage.

    Cook & Becker uses Dibond as a carrier for Diasec®/Acrylic glass prints and photo's. The result is a completely flat mount that comes ready to hang.
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    finish picture Liquid Gloss is an epoxy resin that gets poured on top of the print after it is mounted on a Dibond panel and has been cleared of dust.

    This is precision work and afterwards the epoxy needs to harden out for several days to a glass-like layer. The end result is a beautiful, clear and high-gloss protective layer with rounded edges and corners. Liquid Gloss is not archival quality though which means that the gloss can yellow a little over the years.

    Liquid Gloss has the same contrast enhancing qualities as Diasec with acrylic glass but saturates the colors slightly, making for a very vibrant piece or artwork.

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