Atari City Poster

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"Atari City" is a painting created for an Atari advertising campaign by well-known British artist Tim White. We have obtained permission from Tim White to produce a limited run of these posters and sell them to Atari enthusiasts. The posters measure roughly 14" x 23" and were printed on a high-quality, glossy poster stock.

The price for each poster is $12, plus shipping. Your poster will be shipped in a sturdy tube separate from the rest of your order, to ensure that your Atari City poster arrives safely. If you order multiple copies of the poster, they will be shipped together in the same tube so you can save on shipping.

In Tim's own words:

The advertising Agency who hired me for the project were 'Young & Rubicam' HK. The Atari rough you have was the first of six designs. The client wanted a large and highly finished rough for the first design. This you have. The others, once the client was happy with the first were all much smaller roughs being only a few inches in size.

The adverts were double page spreads aimed for the far east market for the Atari Far East Division. The kind of magazines favoured for this were of the business type. The works were for an 'advertising campaign' and therefore appeared in many publications. The text to each of the adverts was linked to a famous science fiction book title. The clients felt the project important enough to fly me out to Hong Kong to interface with the Atari and Young & Rubicam creative staff.

I made lots of pencil roughs (sketches) whilst I was there for the project.The colour paintings followed once I was back in the UK. The finished artworks were created and then shipped to Atari in Hong Kong who bought the original artworks for the project as well.

About the artist:

Even before the age of five, Tim White had decided that he wanted to be an artist. After leaving school he entered art college in 1968 to further pursue his ambition.

In 1969 Tim's first work was published, titled 'Blue Empress' by the 'Splash' poster company in London. The fantasy theme of his work was well established by this time.

Leaving art college in the early 1970s, Tim worked in several advertising studios. Then in 1974 completed several commissions for 'New English Library's' magazine titled 'Science fiction monthly'. Later in the same year he received his first paperback commission for Arthur C. Clarke's 'The other side of the sky' published by 'Corgi books' (Transworld). Since that commission Tim White has illustrated hundreds of books on themes of fantasy and science fiction by many notable authors, that have been published in many countries throughout the world.

In 1991 Tim received his first commission working for a computer game titled 'Spacehulk', by 'Electronic arts'. Tim was responsible for the intro animation and other graphics. When the game came out in 1993 it reached No1 in the games charts. In 1995 Tim started work for a second chart topping computer game titled 'X-com Apocalypse' by 'Microprose', which came out in 1997. Tim created the aliens and the alien technology for the game. Many of the aliens were built as 3D objects.

Aside from bookjackets and computer games, Tim's work has appeared in and on: Magazines, newspapers, tv adverts, cd covers, video covers, trading cards, postcards, prints and even jigsaw puzzles and crosstitch kits!

Several anthologies of his work have been published.

Please visit Tim White's website to learn more about his works:

Tim White Fantasy Art

CebusCapucinis on 02/12/2010 05:50pm
Even after scouring all the great art museums in the world I still can't come up with something that strikes me in such awe as Atari City! It easily belongs in the Louvre -- I tried putting it up against Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Van Gogh...none of them stood up to the test! They all became so dull and boring compared to ATARI CITY!

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