The Art of Atari ($ 26 @ Amazon.com)
This celebration of Atari’s journey as a video game pioneer highlights some of its most celebrate artwork throughout the years. Read: it’s a kick-ass book filled with lots and lots of cool photos! Featuring Atari staples like Pong, Asteroids, Centipede, and Missile Command, Space Invaders, Frogger, Ms. Pac-Man, and some old-school Atari’s advertisements, you can follow the company’s story throughout the 1970s and ’80s and get behind-the-scenes stories and details on how the games were conceived and the illustrations were finalized. Shockingly, none of them involve apps or iPads.
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