Arjan Terpstra, SEGA
Sonic the Hedgehog has been speeding through pop culture since 1991. SEGA’s super fast rodent grabbed the attention of millions, featured in dozens of video games, TV-series and comics, and was rightfully inducted in the World Video Game Hall of Fame in 2016. This official SEGA 'Sonic the Hedgehog Art & Design Book' is a beautiful coffee table book about the art and design of this iconic game figure. This book is a reprint of the 'Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Art Book' that was released in 2016, but has been expanded with 32 pages covering the games Sonic Mania, Sonic Forces and Sonic Team Racing. Games that weren't out at the time of the 25th anniversary. The book contains key art, illustrations, promotional art and rare material from Sonic's history 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 and his universe over the years.
The Collector’s Edition is a hardcover book limited to 2,500 copies, with a separate dust-jacket. It comes in a luxurious outer box with a modernized 'classic 90's' Japanese Sonic design and has a special inner sleeve that conveniently folds into a display stand for the book itself. The Collector's Edition also contains an exclusive, hand-numbered and newly drawn 12-color screen print by Sonic Team lead artist Yuji Uekawa, the artist famed for the 'Graffiti style' that ushered in 'modern Sonic'.
ENGLISH (25th Anniversary) ISBN: 9789082457643 Year: 2016 Pages: 248
ENGLISH (2019 Reprint) ISBN: 9789082457681 Year: 2019 Pages: 280
OFFICIAL SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 25TH ANNIVERSARY ART BOOK