Yesterday we took a break from all the whiz-bang hubbub of the main convention center halls and long lines at E3 (the longest seemed to wrap around the Nintendo booth for the newest Zelda title and the Nintendo 3DS), finding a quiet section where Into the Pixel had set up a gallery of video game artwork which enamored us enough to rest our twitchy gaming fingers and worn feet for more than a moment.The Into the Pixel exhibit features 20 works of video game artwork, pulling from AAA titles such as Guild Wars 2, Mass Effect 2, Halo: Reach, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, and Disney Epic Mickey, alongside niche games such as The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom. Our friend Abby from Apartment Therapy LA remarked, "I'd hang that up as art in my house!" making us wonder how many readers out there would feel the same about integrating gaming artwork into their home decor.
Three of the more abstract art pieces from past Into the Pixel exhibitions.
Our personal favourites were Abandoned Car by David Stevenson for Mystery Case Files, Dire Grove and Elemental Pact by Tomasz Jedruszek for Legends of Norrath.
Check out this year's gallery of artists and the past catalog going back to 2004 at Into the Pixel...some really beautiful artwork to admire, whether you're gamer or not.