The Best Video Game Art Of 2014 Is A Treat For The Eyeballs

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Every year, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) get together to select the very best in professional video game art. Here are their picks for 2014.

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They'll form part of the Into The Pixel exhibition, which is held every year during E3. Just like it will this year, with every piece on display from June 10-12 at the LA Convention Center.

Some of the works below are by artists we've featured here before, sometimes even multiple times, while others are from people getting their first major exposure to a general audience. What they've all got in common, though, is that they're fantastic works of art.

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Games represented include The Last Of Us, Sunset Overdrive, Watch Dogs, Rayman and The Banner Saga, while Jaime Jones deserves special congrats for making the awards shortlist two years in a row for the same game (Destiny).

Note that none of these are fan art; they're all concept or promotional art from artists working on the games.


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Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you're in the business and have some concept, environment, promotional or character art you'd like to share, drop us a line!


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THE BANNER SAGA - Arnie Jorgensen

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INFAMOUS: SECOND SON - Susan Luo

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THE LAST OF US - John Sweeney

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DOTA 2 - Dhabih Eng, Quentin Smith

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DESTINY - Jaime Jones

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ASSASSIN'S CREED: UNITY - Gilles Beloeil

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DISNEY FANTASIA: MUSIC EVOLVED - Jamie McKiernan

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GUILD WARS 2 - Theo Prins

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KILLZONE: SHADOWFALL - Kait Kybar

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LUFTRAUSERS - Junkboy

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RAYMAN LEGENDS - Christophe Messier, Sebastien Dujeu, Lu Yang

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SUNSET OVERDRIVE - Vasili Zorin

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THE ORDER: 1886 - Joe Studzinski

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THE WITCHER 3 - Marek Madej

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PROJET SPARK - Jedd Chevrier

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RATCHET & CLANK: INTO THE NEXUS - Dave Guertin

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SUNSET OVERDRIVE - Julien Renoult

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TENGAMI - Ryo Agarie

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WATCH DOGS - Patrick Desgreniers; Sidonie Weber; Mathieu Leduc

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Looks like someone re-skinned Fire Emblem: Awakening's box art.