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The Art Of Halo Is Like A Postcard From The End Of The Universe

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Isaac Hannaford is a concept artist at former Halo developers (and series creators) Bungie, who recently got the all-clear to post a ton of his work on his personal site. Good news for us!

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While there are character pieces and works of promotional art, the most numerous (and our favourite) are the environmental and action shots, which show that the thinking behind Halo's trademark large levels starts at the ground floor.

We've posted a selection of Isaac's work here, but to see the rest you'll need to check out his portfolio/blog at the link below.

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TrainDodger
Train Dodger

You know, I swear to god that when I was twelve, I drew a spaceship that looked EXACTLY like a UNSC Frigate. That was two years before the second game came out. It practically blew my friggin' mind how similar they were.

They were about the same size (three football fields in length) and had the same overall layout. Big engines in back, bridge in the middle with a communications/radar mast on top, and big huge guns up front, with a cargo ramp in the midsection. To give one an idea of how close they were, I did a quick and (very) crappy MS Paint diagram of 'em.

This wouldn't be the first time that this has happened. I've thought of ideas for entire sci-fi novels and watched them materialize out of thin air in other works before. I think that my brain is somehow hooked up to the collective unconscious or something.

Has anyone else had anything like that happen to them? Any weird coincidences? I mean, seriously. One day, I was watching Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade. And then, that very same day, I saw about a DOZEN classic VW Beetles on the road. This kind of thing happens to me all the time.

I love Halo's art, by the way. The thing is, people think that Halo doesn't actually have any story behind it. They really need to read the tie-in novels. That will change their tune.