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Atari Poster Book on the way from Dynamite

Do you like gaming history, or classic stuff from the hey-day of the Atari? Then you’re going to love what Dynamite has in store for its new poster book.

40 pages of ready to display art

Dynamite might mainly be a comic publisher, but they’re making a name for themselves in the world of art books. Their currently available Atari art book is an excellent foray into the pre-Nintendo world of gaming. With not just art, but plenty of back-story, it’s something that no student of the art-form’s past should skip.

From the looks of things, this poster book might be the perfect companion for that tome. Well, that and something that’ll give you some awesome stuff to hang on your gaming-den’s wall.

The volume will come to fans from the same author as the book, one Tim Lapetino. Dynamite promises some of the most “iconic” pieces of art from the Atari era will be included. So you can expect stuff from games like Asteroids, Centipede, and Missile Command.

From the press release:

“I’m thrilled that we are able to make the classic artwork of Atari available to fans and art aficionados in a new form,” Lapetino says. “It’s great to be able to showcase and enjoy the amazing artwork in this larger format, and it’s what fans have been clamoring for since I began researching Atari.”

“When Dynamite released the much-anticipated Art of Atari last year, its vivid imagery of yesteryear’s console classics clearly struck up fond memories in a generation of gamers,” says Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “We’ve seen hundreds of fans on social media enthusiastically reviewing the book and, more importantly, celebrating its long-lost fantastic artwork. The Atari Poster Book will fulfill the collective desire of the Atari generation to admire this artwork in an even larger format, something they can proudly display as their favorite youthful pasttime.”

Forty pages of art in total will make up this one, so there should be plenty of that large-format art here. As to when it’ll be hitting stores, you can look for it this June.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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