The Art of Pixar takes a closer look at a crucial step in the famed animation studio’s production pipeline through 320-pages of eye-popping artwork.
In celebration of the studio’s 25th anniversary, Pixar and Chronicle have prepared a jaw-dropping collection of colorscripts and other pieces from its productions in a brand new coffee-table book. For those not familiar with the unique tool, colorscripts are horizontal pieces of artwork that progress through the film to illustrate mood using color.
When Chronicle describes the contents of its latest collaboration with Pixar as ‘rarely seen’, they mean it. You might think you’ve laid eyes on all the colorscripts from Pixar’s films, but you’d be surprised at what hasn’t been made available until now. Like their feature-length counterparts, Pixar short films oftentimes require elaborate boards, many never-before-seen, and they’re all included in The Art of Pixar. Readers will marvel at colorscripts from shorts as diverse as Boundin’, Hawaiian Vacation, Air Mater, Luxo Jr. and La Luna!
As always, Chronicle has printed a full-color, glossy coffee table book that will look great in anyone’s collection. With a foreword from John Lasseter and introductions from animation historian and Cartoon Brew writer Amid Amidi, this publication is not only eye candy but an informative, albeit short, read.
The Art of Pixar: The Complete Colorscripts and Select Art from 25 Years of Animation will hit bookstores on November 2.