Ballistic Publishing Releases EXOTIQUE
The world’s most beautiful computer-generated characters

26 October 2005, Adelaide, Australia
– Ballistic Publishing is pleased to announce the release of EXOTIQUE, the leading book title devoted to showcasing the most beautiful character creations from digital artists worldwide. EXOTIQUE presents 228 examples of exceptional character artwork by 113 artists from 37 countries presented over 192 pages of the highest quality production. In addition to exhilarating character artwork, EXOTIQUE features the profiles of eight prominent character artists.

The Most Comprehensive Showcase of Character Artwork Ever Created
EXOTIQUE is the most extensive showcase of high quality digital character artwork to ever be published. The launch of EXOTIQUE marks the first time that the digital tools and artist’s skills have risen to the level at which human characters approach true realism with several photo-real characters showcased. Featuring 228 works by 113 artists from 37 countries, EXOTIQUE is an exhilarating tome of the world’s best digital character art utilizing today’s cutting edge digital tools.

Eight Featured Artist Profiles
In addition to the comprehensive array of beautiful character artwork showcased, EXOTIQUE profiles eight prominent artists from the global digital arts community. Each featured artist gives their unique view on how their character works are created. Artists profiled are:
  • Linda Bergkvist
  • Liam Kemp
  • Pascal Blanché
  • Jason Chan
  • Fred Bastide
  • Olivier Ponsonnet
  • Jean-Yves Lelcercq
  • Henning Ludvigsen

Superior Quality
Ballistic Publishing is renowned for its extraordinarily high quality publications. Each published image is hand-tweaked and color-corrected to ensure that the transfer from the computer monitor to print is accurate and outstanding in quality.

Leather Bound Special Edition
EXOTIQUE is also available in an exclusive collector’s Special Edition featuring a black leather-bound cover with gold embossing. Priced attractively at $99, these collector’s editions are exquisite. The Special Edition includes an exclusive set of four Limited Edition prints, celebrating the stunning character artwork featured in the book.

Limited Edition Prints – Exclusive to First 1500 customers
The first 1000 customers purchasing EXOTIQUE soft cover, and the first 500 customers purchasing EXOTIQUE special edition directly from Ballistic Publishing will also receive an exclusive set of four Limited Edition prints. Each Limited Edition print is 220mm x 297mm. The Limited Edition Prints are:

  • “My World” by Hong Kuang, SINGAPORE
  • “I was made to love you” by Raffaele Marinetti, ITALY
  • “Spoiled” by Linda Bergkvist, SWEDEN
  • “Qin 1” by Aleksi Briclot, FRANCE

Pricing and Availability
EXOTIQUE is available in a soft cover edition retailing for $39 (US dollars) and a leather-bound Special Edition retailing for $99. More details about the books and availability can be found on the Ballistic Publishing website at www.ballisticpublishing.com.

EXOTIQUE publication details
ISBN: 1-921002-26-3 (softcover) / 1-921002-27-1 (special edition)
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 220x297mm
Authors: Multiple
Editors: Daniel Wade, Paul Hellard
Publishers: Mark Snoswell, Leonard Teo
Availability: November 2005

Ballistic Publishing
Ballistic Publishing is the leading, award-winning, independent publisher of books for the digital arts industry. Dedicated to producing the highest quality publications celebrating the talents of digital artists worldwide, it is setting high standards in all areas of publishing from the quality of content, design and delivery to its responsiveness to the market. Ballistic Publishing shares a strong affiliation with the digital arts community through its sister organization The CGSociety (The Computer Graphics Society). Ballistic Publishing is based in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, with offices in Melbourne (Victoria, Australia) and Tampa (Florida, USA). More information about Ballistic Publishing is available from www.BallisticPublishing.com.

Media Contact
For more information, images and review copies, please contact:

Leonard Teo, Ballistic Publishing
Ph: +61 8 8388 5966 / +61 8 8370 3491 (direct)

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