The 2011 Into The Pixel Collection Winners


The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and the Entertainment Software Association have announced the winning pieces of the 2011 Into the Pixel collection. These seventeen works of art, which features notable artists from Valve Software, Naughty Dog, Insomniac Games, Bioware, and Big Fish Games, among others, will be unveiled and displayed at this year’s E3 Expo from June 7-9, 2011 in the Concourse Foyer.

Four of the images come from PS3 Exclusive games:

From God of War 3, “Cronos Battle” by Tyler Breon (seen above)

From Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, “The Pelican Inn (Pub)” by Andrew Kim

From Killzone 3, “Stahl Arms” by Jesse van Dijk

From Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, “Oktonok Cay Cannery” by David Guertin

“Now that public institutions have accepted video games as a legitimate form of art, there is no question that video game art has and will continue to have a place in the contemporary art scene,” said Martin Rae, president, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. “The AIAS is pleased to partner with the ESA in this celebration, and is looking forward to continue pushing the recognition of our artist members’ efforts.”
“Into the Pixel is the industry’s premier showcase for the art of computer and video games and celebration of the artists whose talent creates these stunning images,” said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association, the trade association representing U.S. computer and video game publishers and the owner of the E3 Expo. “ESA is proud to partner with AIAS to facilitate this valuable intersection between the traditional and digital art worlds.”
“Into the Pixel showcases the incredible creativity, skill and artistic talent that pervades in the video game industry,” said Glenn Phillips, Senior Project Specialist & Consulting Curator, Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art, Getty Research Institute. “You really see that there are great artists working across every genre of video games, and at every stage of the production process.”

The Into the Pixel 2011 Jurors were:
Glenn Phillips, Getty Research Institute, Senior Project Specialist & Consulting Curator, Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art
Nora Dolan – Independent Curator
Ryan Wilkerson, Microsoft Game Studios, Senior Art Director
Matt Hall, Timbuk2 Studios, Senior Partner Production Designer
Brian Moore, Microsoft Game Studios, Art Director

Into the Pixel 2011 Winners:

Title of Artwork

Artist(s)

Game

Company

Amorphous Drake

Lucas Graciano

Legends of Norrath

Sony Online Entertainment

The Bridge

Erik Zaring & Anders Gustafsson

The Dream Machine

Cockroach Inc.

The Cottage

Hamzah Kasom Osman

Drawn 3

Big Fish Games

Cronos Battle

Tyler Breon

God of War® III

SCEA/Santa Monica Studio

Dead Walking

Chris Moffitt, Brad Crow, Nathan Stefan, Bart Tiongson

Orcs Must Die!

Robot Entertainment

The Dragon Play

Brian Thompson and Hamzah Kasom Osman

Drawn: Dark Flight

Big Fish Games

Flemmeth

Matt Rhodes

Dragon Age 2

BioWare

Good Friends

Matthew Halpin, Andrew Matthews, Matthew Preece, Radek Walachnia, John Laws

Kinectimals

Frontier Developments Ltd

Grim Exploits

Colin Foran, Claire Hummel, Ryan Wilkerson

Trenched

Microsoft Game Studio/Doublefine

Incident at the Workshop

Ivan Simoncini

Alien Swarm

Valve Software

Market Fire, Columbia (Shop Sweeper)

Ben Lo

BioShock Infinite

Irrational Games

Normandy

Mikko Kinnunen

Mass Effect 2

BioWare

Oktonok Cay Cannery

David Guertin

Ratchet & Clank®: All 4 One

Insomniac Games

Paper World

Say Oh and Damian Kim

Paper World

Namco Bandai Games

The Pelican Inn (Pub)

Andrew Kim

UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception™

Naughty Dog, Inc.

Stahl Arms

Jesse van Dijk

Killzone® 3

Guerrilla

Swamp Skull

Jeff Haynie

Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull

Big Fish Games

You can see all the winning images at intothepixel.com, and if you’d like high res images to use as a background etc., please let me know and I’ll get you a copy!

Source: Press Release


Written by: Oly - Senior PR Manager


  1. #1 by Pedro on May 25th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Pretty cool images, some better then others of course.

    MY favorite is Flemeth. I simply loved the art style they used for DA2 illustrations.

  2. #2 by ZFM12 on May 25th, 2011 [ 1415 Points ]

    Very Interesting Article

  3. #3 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on May 25th, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    ZFM12: Very Interesting Article  

    took the words right out my mouth lol

  4. #4 by myk26 on May 26th, 2011 [ 1325 Points ]

    You guys know I love me some 360, but Kinectimals?!?!? Seriously?

  5. #5 by Markus on May 26th, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

    Definitely a legitimate form of art! Kudos to the artists.


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