Friday, 14 October 2011

Halo: The Great Journey - The Art of Building Worlds

In the earlier part of this year we designed an art book tie-in for the hugely successful Xbox game Halo. It's published by Titan Books and is chocked full of mind-blowing concept art from all the Halo games. There's also a special edition which has art by top comic artist Ashley Wood on the cover as well as being presented in a swish slipcase with limited edition art prints.

It was a big project for Amazing15 and it's great to see it finally out there in the world. It was a 'top secret' project so we were unable to show images or work in progress (if we even accidentally talked about it we had to do Men In Black style memory wipes) but now it's freely available we'll put some sample spreads below. It's picking up some great reviews and it's available from Amazon UK here and Amazon US here.

And here's that special edition. We went through several trial printing processes trying to get the effect we wanted on the slipcase. The thin gold metallic piping proved a nightmare to get right and we ended up printing backwards - instead of foil stamping the line-work, the large black areas were printed onto gold foil and then were matt laminated. The final result looks awesome and very classy indeed!

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