- Title: The Art of Destiny
- Autor: Bungie
- Publisher (Publication Date): Insight Editions (November 25, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 1608874206
- ISBN-13: | 978-1608874200
- File Format: EPUB, PDF
The Art of Destiny showcases the stunning art and design behind one of the most exciting franchises in gaming today.
From the mysterious dunes of Mars to the jungles of Venus and the abandoned aerospace installations on the Moon, Destiny takes players across the ancient ruins of our solar system on their quest to defend Earth’s last city and become legend. To build this expansive universe, the team at Bungie drew from a multitude of inspirations—from classic fantasy and science fiction worlds, the myth-meets-technology adventure of space operas, and the ornate design of medieval drapery juxtaposed with modern architecture—all of which combine to create a world uniquely imagined down to the smallest detail. The Art of Destiny is a celebration of the dynamic art at the heart of the game, featuring hundreds of pieces of concept illustrations, cinematic imagery, early sketches, and world-building graphic design. Covering the meticulous artistic development behind each class, vehicle, weapon, and environment, this lush and comprehensive overview explores the game’s sweeping world, grand scope, and vibrant visuals. © 2014 Bungie, Inc. All rights reserved. Destiny, Bungie, and the Bungie logo are trademarks of Bungie, Inc. in the US and/or other countries.
This book is fantastic! I’ve always been a fan of Bungie, and I had hoped that they would come out with an art book for Destiny since I’ve seen so much of its art online, so I’m very happy they did! The book features a lot of the art I’ve seen online, but I don’t think it has all of it (unsurprisingly, there is a ton of it after all); on the other hand, it’s got a lot I haven’t seen as well. I wouldn’t have mind even if that hadn’t been the case, because I love art in book form. All of the art is absolutely stunning and the colors are vivid, whatever they used to print it looks like it’s very high quality to me. The book is more of a showcase of the best concept art they created, so most of it is nice and polished. Very few sketches and whatnot. They also included several animation sequences, which I had not expected. It’s not concept art, but I personally think they looked nice. Additionally, it’s very minimalist, which I think makes it look very nice. And it looks good with or without the cover jacket too. It also has that newly printed book smell, I love it. There are a few complaints I have, however: 1. There is quite a lot of empty space. Many of the pictures have about an inch or more of space around them. At least one of the pages has so much empty space around the art that it’s ridiculous, they could have blown up the art bigger and filled that space. It’s great for a minimalist look, but I’m certain that using that empty space would’ve freed up a few pages worth for more art. 2. The art that span more than one page. Art books should be designed so that that never happens, or at least very rarely. The art gets “clipped” at one side and it just looks bad. This was especially obvious when they had a picture of the Traveler spanning two whole pages, but the Traveler was right in the middle of them, so it cut the whole picture in half. That’s terrible. 3. I wish it was taller than it is wide. It sticks out of my bookshelf an inch, and it’s awkward. (It’s right at home next to my Dinosaur Art book, though. I don’t have any book that sticks out as badly as that one.) That’s mostly personal preference though. Still, I think it’s a great book if you love Destiny and its art, like concept art in general, or just collect art books. It really is a gorgeous book, it’s a good size so it makes even the tiniest pictures in it look great (not to imply that they’re very tiny, it’s just relative to the other pictures). Bonus points if you’re an environmentalist, I learned from the last page that for every book bought, Insight Editions plants two trees!