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Cook & Becker releases Official Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary art book

Sega teams up with Cook & Becker and releases the ‘Official Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Art Book’ by celebrating illustrations, promotional artworks, and rare material from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise within its 1991–2016 time-span. The art book has two editions, a ‘coffee-table style’ and a hardcover Collector’s Edition.

Along with key artworks, both editions include:

  • Written history of the origins and evolution of Sonic the Hedgehog as a pop culture icon.
  • Detailed history by Sonic Team members such as  Yuji Naka,Takashi Iizuka, Kazuyuki Hoshino & Yuji Uekawa where they explain key design decisions.

The Collector’s Edition contains exclusive features such as:

  • A separate dust-jacket.
  • Comes in a lavish outer box with a modernized version of the ‘classic 90’s’ Sonic design.
  • Special inner sleeve that folds the book into a display stand
  • Exclusive hand-numbered and newly drawn 12-color screen print by Sonic Team lead artist Yuji Uekawa.

Additionally, Cook & Becker has confirmed that the Collector’s Edition is limited to 2,500 copies. The ‘Official Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Art Book’ Collector’s Edition in full color with 248 pages and dimensions of 310 H x 275 W mm / 12 H x 11 W inch.

The book can currently be purchased for either $120 (Collector’s Edition) or $47 (Standard Edition).

source: Cook & Becker

John Perkins

John’s first glimpse into gaming was with the Sega GameGear in ’94. His first game ever was Ecco the Dolphin. It was around this time he developed his love for the 90’s cartoons based on Sonic the Hedgehog. He favorite Sega games include; NiGHTs, Panzer Dragoon, Shenmue, and Sonic. Currently, he is finishing his degree in Multimedia Studies & aspires to become an accomplished 3d animator/ modeler.

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