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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.

The ‘Sonic The Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Art Book’ honors the video game icon with a striking ‘coffee-table style’ volume about the art and visual design of his universe. It contains key art, illustrations, promotional art and rare material from the timespan 1991 – 2016, 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 over the years.

The Collector’s Edition is a hardcover book 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, newly drawn matted art giclee print by Sonic Team lead artist Yuji Uekawa, the artist famed for the 'Graffiti style' that ushered in 'modern Sonic'.

The Collector's Edition is limited to only 2.500 copies. As a special pre-order bonus Cook & Becker offers a 10% discount on the Collector's Edition if ordered before February 2017.

This book is also available as a standard Hardcover Edition.

About the Collector’s Edition

Limited to 2.500 copies
Officially licensed and made in conjunction with game company SEGA
Hardcover with separate dust-jacket
200+ pages
310 H x 275 W mm / 12 H x 11 W inch
Full Color
Outer box
Unique inner sleeve that folds into a book stand
Contains an exclusive matted art giclee print by Yuji Uekawa
English Language

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