Behind The Design: Our SUPER iam8bit Book

We’re wrapping up the production on a book we’ve designed called “SUPER iam8bit: More Art Inspired By Classic Video Games of the ’80s.” The book was written by our partners at iam8bit. Hexanine designed the entire volume, from cover to cover, and we’re also co-publishing it under our new Plastic Highway imprint.

While the book won’t be officially released until next month, here are some fun moments we’ve had during the process:

Super iam8bit cover shoot

Super iam8bit cover shoot with Love Ablan

Super iam8bit cover shoot monitor

The photo shoot for the cover in LA. We did the art direction for this shoot both in Los Angeles and via Skype to Chicago. Cover photography by our great friend Love Ablan. Love also shot all of the artwork for the book interiors as well.

Super iam8bit proofs of Tron

Super iam8bit proofs of Q*Bert

Press proofs from the interior of the book, showcasing some great video game inspired art by artists from all over the world.

Super iam8bit book on web press

Super iam8bit book on web press 2

Some shots of the book on press (a web press, to be specific) at the press check with our printer, Quad Graphics, in Massachusetts.

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3 Responses to “Behind The Design: Our SUPER iam8bit Book”

  1. Wow guys, very cool. As a gamer AND designer, I am very excited about this book.

  2. Tim Lapetino says:

    Thanks so much, Wendy. We’re really happy how it’s coming out — coming next month!

  3. Wayne Wager says:

    I don’t know . . . it all looks like so much fun that I question whether you should be paid for it.

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