Hardback - slip cover | 130 pages
Limited boxed edition with a signed art print
HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
An Anthology Of Science Fiction And Fantasy Artwork From Aotearoa New Zealand
The Land of the Long White Cloud (translation of the indigenous Maori name for New Zealand) is now the land of White Cloud Worlds.
The "Crème de la crème" of New Zealand fantasy art has just got a unique showcase in this fantastic book.
Featuring a collection of works from each of 27 individual artists, this book catalogues and illustrates a wide variety of art that has shaped and influenced pop culture not only in New Zealand, but throughout the world. Along with the stunning artworks, many created for this project, Paul Tobin has asked each artist to write about their motivations, dreams, techniques and influences.
Paul Tobin is uniquely placed to be the gathering force on this project, having worked for many years in Weta's design room on projects like The Chronicles of Narnia, King Kong and Avatar and already having one book under his belt - The Crafting of Narnia. White Cloud Worlds is Paul's first book to be published through his own company Ignite Inc.
Like Paul, many of the artists work, or have at one time in their careers, worked at Weta Workshop and have helped shape movies such as The Lord Of The Rings, The Chronicles Of Narnia, King Kong, Avatar and District 9. Other artists have forged their own path and worked their unique brand of talent on gaming, graphic novels and comics.
With written contributions from some of the world's most celebrated leaders in the field of science fiction and fantasy art, such as Richard Taylor, Guillermo Del Toro, Alan Lee and John Howe this stunning book has received some of the most sought-after endorsements possible in the fantasy and science fiction genres.
From stark, terrifying, alien landscapes and creatures of terror and blighted evil, to paintings of sensual and evocative beauty; from the childlike vision of cuddlesome dwarves to the groteque and troubling visions of disturbing difference - White Cloud Worlds is guaranteed to stun and amaze.
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This unique edition comes in a slip case and is accompanied by a signed fine art print by one of four artists; Christian Pearce, Gino Acevedo, Gus Hunter or Stephen Crowe. Each has been printed in an edition of 75, signed by the artist and inserted into the books. Which one you receive is down to chance, but they each represent a different facet of New Zealand science fiction or fantasy art. See the product images above for a preview of each of the four prints.
Also available in a standard edition.
Guillermo del Toro
Alan Lee and John Howe