Insight Editions has launched a new art book for World of Warcraft and it’s currently up on Blizzard’s store at http://gear.blizzard.com for $45.
The book is 224 pages hardcover and has great binding. The quality of the book is very much like the Art of Blizzard book that came out a couple years ago.
A lot of the artwork in the book can be seen in some of the Collector Editions art books but there is also some never before seen work as well. The book contains work from World of Warcraft, Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, Mists of Pandaria, and Warlords of Draenor. The book is sequential so you can see how the style has changed (yet stayed the same) throughout the last 11 years.
Unlike the Art of World of Warcraft book that came out in 2005, this book includes thoughts and descriptions from some of the artists who have created the pieces. It makes it much more interesting to read about why they designed what they did rather than just looking at the images. The captions are written by Samwise Didier, Bill Petras, and Chris Robinson.
The book itself is pretty big, close to the size of the Art of Blizzard. The pages are beautiful and the binding is some of the best I have seen in an art book. The art does a good job of covering full pages as well as having 2 page spreads. This is a great coffee table book for those who love Blizzard’s art. The book doesn’t have as many pages as the Art of Blizzard but it’s also far cheaper in price making this book a lot more affordable.
Now, I still believe the Art of Blizzard book is the superior art book, but if you want a book that is solely about World of Warcraft, this is a pretty awesome book to own that is in a cheaper price range.
The best part is, we have TEN of them to give away. Entering is easy as we’re using RaffleCopter to run the giveaway. There are 3 steps in which you can enter, each one giving you an entry. The tweeting one can be done once a day to give you even more entries. The giveaway starts Wednesday June 17 12:01 AM and ends Wednesday June 24 at 11:59 PM. 10 winners will be chosen randomly and then we will email you to get your address to ship the books.