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Character Design for Mobile Devices: Mobile games, icons, and pixel art Paperback – 6 Jun 2006


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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Rotovision (6 Jun. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2940361126
  • ISBN-13: 978-2940361120
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 26 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,824,221 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"if this is an area that interests you, here's a publication that
has a lot to offer."
-- Modart, August 2006

...chock-full of vibrant art and colourful characters. ...this book is a delight to read and simply great to look at. -- Advanced Photoshop, July 2006

...jammed with images from cutting edge games...and several looks at unreleased titles. Fun! -- GameSetWatch, July 2006

Synopsis

"Character Design for Mobile Devices" is a unique look at the creative challenges of designing sprites and icons for mobile phones, portable games platforms, and computers, and at how the limits of designing for the smallest screens are the inspiration for vibrant and colorful art. It is a book for anyone with a passion for painting with points of light. Included in the book are profiles of some of the top names in the field, together with showcases of the best in pixel art, and an exploration of the links between technology limitations and the appearance of graphics. Also featured are workshops looking at the challenges of redesigning existing brands, games characters, and icons for new interfaces and devices, including how rich 3D graphics can be ported to handheld devices and mobile phones. "Character Design for Mobile Devices" reveals how to design eye-catching, identifiable graphics and recognizable characters with only a few pixels at your disposal. But above all, it forms a gallery of astonishing design.

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