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2016 INTO THE PIXEL JURY PANEL ANNOUNCES VIDEO GAME ART COLLECTION
8 June, 2016
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The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS)  announced the official selections for the 2016 Into the Pixel (ITP, #IntoThePixel) collection. Established in 2004, the annual ITP art exhibit honors video game artists who continue to push the interactive entertainment art form forward. Co-produced by the ESA and AIAS, the 2015 ITP collection will be displayed during E3, the world’s premier trade show for computer, video, and mobile games, from June 14-16, 2016, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Into the Pixel’s 2016 collection highlights not only the range of visual worlds created by video game artists, but also the impressive creativity used by those artists to weave storytelling and atmosphere into the smallest details of those world. I am continually impressed by the technical skill and ingenuity of artists working across every genre of gaming, from studios big and small.

Glenn R. Phillips, curator and head of modern & contemporary collections, Getty Research Institute

Congratulations to all of the winning artists of the 2016 Into the Pixel collection whose contributions helped to shape such a memorable exhibit. Many people say that one of their favorite parts of E3 is to take a moment amidst the craziness of the conference to enjoy the quiet of the Into the Pixel gallery exhibit. The Academy, along with the ESA, always looks forward to creating this experience for the E3 audience and attendees.

Martin Rae, president, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences

E3 is the home to world-class innovation and explosive entertainment. So it makes perfect sense that ITP’s new collection is unveiled at E3. This art showcases the remarkable artistry of our industry’s creators and is powerful reminder of the capability of our industry’s artists.

Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of ESA, the trade association that represents the U.S. video game industry

Here are the official selections:

Dishonored 2 Sergei Kolesov

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Dreadnought by Yuriy Mazurkin & Mathias Wiese

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Headlander by Derek Brand

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No Man’s Sky by Kuldar Leement

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Guild Wars 2 by Daniel Dociu

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Unravel by Martin Sahlin, Dick Adolfsson, Henrik Söder, Mikael Kainulainen, Leif Holm

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Song of the Deep by Sing Ji

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Edge of Nowhere by David Guertin

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League of Legends by “League Art Team”

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Layers of Fear by Paweł Kot

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Rush Blast by Chris Chamberlain, Tommy Kinnerup & Esben Rasmussen

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Far Cry Primal by Patrick Lambert

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ReCore by Todd Keller & Kip Carbone

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The Witcher 3 by Bartłomiej Gaweł

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The 2016 ITP jurists are:

  • Bob Rafei, founder, CEO and Visual Director, Big Red Button Entertainment;
  • Glenn Phillips, Curator and Head of Modern & Contemporary Collections, Getty Research Institute;
  • Kiki Wolfkill, Halo Transmedia & Entertainment Studio Head, 343 Industries;
  • Matt Hall, Senior Concept Artist, Double Helix/Amazon;
  • Nora Dolan, Independent Curator;
  • Patricia Lanza, Director of Talent and Content, The Annenberg Space for Photography; and
  • Seth Spaulding, Senior Art Manager, Blizzard Entertainment.

Official Press Release

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