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Ballistic Publishing Announces EXOTIQUE 2

Adelaide, 28 September 2006 Ballistic Publishing is pleased to announce EXOTIQUE 2, the second volume of the best computer generated characters in the known universe. With 18% more artwork than the original, EXOTIQUE 2 features 269 artworks by 168 artists from 38 countries.

More Original Character Art
EXOTIQUE 2 features 269 artworks by 168 artists from 38 countries. That’s 41 more artworks and 55 more artists than the original EXOTIQUE book. New artworks created in both 2D digital illustration software and 3D packages showcase the talents of top digital artists today. EXOTIQUE 2 highlights original artworks from digital masters such as Linda Bergkvist, Anry Nemo, Henning Ludvigsen, Marta Dahlig, Olivier Ponsonnet and Soa Lee. Also, a host of brand new, never-before-seen works emerge from newly discovered artists rising in the global digital arts community.

Beautiful, High Quality Art Book Production
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 computer monitor to print is accurate and pristine in quality. EXOTIQUE 2 ships in two editions: a stylish soft cover edition priced attractively at US$39, and an exquisite collector’s leather-bound Special Edition priced at US$99.

Collector’s Special Edition
For the serious art connoisseur, EXOTIQUE 2 is available in an exclusive collector’s Special Edition featuring a black leather-bound cover with gold embossing. Priced attractively at US$99, these collector’s editions are exquisite and timeless. EXOTIQUE 2 Special Edition includes an exclusive set of four Limited Edition prints, celebrating the stunning character artwork emerging from the digital arts community.

The four Limited Edition prints are:
  1. “Io” by Benita Winckler, GERMANY, Client: ImagineFX magazine
  2. “Fishhook Girl” by W. M. Nelson, USA
  3. “Sarah Morrison” by Steven Stahlberg, MALAYSIA, Client: NCSoft
  4. “Razor Vixen” by J.S Rossbach, FRANCE, Art Director: Shane Hartley, Client: Wizkids
Pricing & Availability
EXOTIQUE 2 is available in a soft cover edition retailing for US$39 and a leather-bound Special Edition retailing for US$99. EXOTIQUE 2 is now available for pre-order direct from Ballistic Publishing at www.BallisticPublishing.com. EXOTIQUE 2 will begin shipping worldwide in late November 2006.

Publication Details:

  • Book Title: EXOTIQUE 2
  • Soft Cover ISBN: 1-921002-34-4
  • Special Edition ISBN: 1-921002-37-9
  • Pages: 192
  • Dimensions: 220x297mm
  • Authors: Multiple
  • Editors: Daniel Wade, Paul Hellard
  • Publishers: Mark Snoswell, Leonard Teo
  • Availability: Late November 2006
  • Images: 269
  • Artists: 168 from 38 countries

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:

Alan Halsted, Account Manager
Ballistic Publishing
Ph: +61 8 8388 5966

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