by Tim Nicholls is a Bitmap Books publication die for release in March 2016 and is focused on presenting high quality marquee scans of some of the most iconic games that shaped the golden age of arcade! The book is now available for pre-order. Price is £24.99 (€34.26).
includes 340 pages of high-quality marquee scans, presented in landscape format covering both pages and is faithfully recreated using beautiful lithographic printing on the highest quality paper. It also includes interviews with artists, such as Larry Day and the late Python Anghelo as part of the feature.
The publisher writes:
“Gamers who cut their teeth in the arcades will love this trip down memory lane. Artcade is a unique collection of coin-op cabinet marquees, some dating back 40 years to the dawn of video gaming. […]’
“Relive your mis-spent youth with artwork from dozens of coin-ops including Asteroid, Battlezone, Street Fighter II, Out Run, Moon Patrol, Gyruss, Q*Bert, Bubble Bobble and many more.”
The author/designer of the book, Nicholls, acquired the massive archive of marquees from a Hollywood props company and many had suffered extensive damage. Nicholls reportedly spent over one thousand house assembling the marquees, scanning them in high resolution, and restoring the images in Photoshop to recreate the vibrancy that made arcade what it was.
“The results of all that hard work are now available as a lasting record of the amazing artwork that adorned the arcades during the golden era of coin-op video gaming.”
Bitmap Books is selling Artcade
through their website. For more information or to purchase a copy, please visit http://www.artcade.co.uk/
340 Pages, Hardback, A4 landscape, Lithographic print, Sewn binding, Protective spot varnished dust jacket. Due for release in March 2016