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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Classic Games as Classic Paperbacks

U.K. artist A.J. Hately has been designing covers for alternate video game manuals inspired by classic British paperbacks. It's a stunning series. Here are a few from some of my favorite games:

Katamari Damacy:


Super Mario Land


Shadow of the Colossus


The series continues on her Tumblr site, Wilderness as a Girl, and she has prints available.

I love that most of the books take their titles from literary-sounding game locations, characters or lines (and that the Katamari book has an intro by Myth of Sisyphus author Albert Camus).

Going to keep an eye on the series and spend some time picking out a print or two.

Link via Joystiq.

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