The Digital Art world comes together to celebrate the best.

Adelaide, South Australia – Tuesday 3rd, July 2007

Today, Ballistic Publishing released EXPOSÉ 5, the latest book in its blockbuster series celebrating the world's finest digital art. Acclaimed for their high quality, the EXPOSÉ books showcase the best digital art from around the world each year. Judged by an international team of industry leaders this year’s edition features 298 examples of the world’s best digital art prepared by 218 artists from 45 countries and selected from over 4,500 entries.

The flagship title of award-winning publisher Ballistic Publishing is now available at http://www.BallisticPublishing.com. In what has become an institution in the digital art world EXPOSÉ 5 boasts a raft of new artwork drawn from over 4,500 entries. EXPOSÉ 5 showcases the world’s best digital art in the categories of: Portrait (Painted and Rendered); Architecture (Exterior, Interior and Reconstructed); Fantasy; Action; Concept Art; Creatures; Environment; Cityscapes; Matte Painting; Science Fiction; Abstract; Product Design & Still life; Horror & Surreal; Humorous; Whimsical; and Transport. Printed to the highest standards, EXPOSÉ 5 boasts 298 individually color-corrected pieces of original art with a richness and depth not found in other art books.

“The EXPOSÉ series has a surprising momentum that is driven by the hugely talented artists who submit their new work each year,” explains Daniel Wade, Managing Editor of Ballistic Publishing. “It is a great privilege for the publishing team to ensure that the best-judged artwork is presented to the highest quality possible, and it's particularly rewarding to see the new wave of artists coming through with 108 unpublished artists making the cut this year.”

Entries were judged into Master and Excellence classes by a group of industry experts including: Stephan Martiniere (‘I, Robot’, ‘Star Wars [Ep. 1 & 2]’, ‘Red Planet’); Ryan Church (‘Avatar’, ‘Star Wars [Ep. 2 & 3]’); Neil Eskuri (‘Need For Speed [Underground 2 & Carbon]’); Shuzo John Shiota (Polygon Pictures); Jeff Mottle (CGArchitect); Pascal Blanche (Ubisoft); Lorne Lanning (Oddworld Inhabitants, ‘Citizen Seige’); Rob Coleman (‘Star Wars [Ep. 1,2 & 3]’); Christopher Sloan (National Geographic); and Brom (‘Darkwerks’, ‘Offerings’).

"The EXPOSÉ series has taken on iconic status in its short lifetime. It is accepted and adored around the world as the definitive documentary on the state of digital art,” said Mark Snoswell, President of the CGSociety and Publisher of Ballistic Publishing. “But EXPOSÉ is far more than an icon of our times. It has become a living entity. In a very real way EXPOSÉ has become an integral part of the careers and aspirations of a massive global community of creative artists—an artistic expression of our global consciousness.”

In what has become an institution in the world of digital art, EXPOSÉ has evolved to become more than just a book—it is now a major event. Over five years Ballistic Publishing has assembled the top talent in the digital arts industry to collate, judge, and publish cutting-edge digital artwork. This has positioned EXPOSÉ as the industry's yearbook shining a spotlight on new work and emerging artists. As the definitive reference of 'must see' digital artwork, Ballistic books can be found in the top movie and game studios across the globe.

Rob Coleman, Animation Director, Lucasfilm Animation said: "I look forward to each new edition of EXPOSÉ; the artistry found in its pages is truly awe inspiring. It is an incredible collection of the very best in digital arts."

Pricing and Availability

EXPOSÉ 5 is available in three editions: Hard Cover (USD$65); Soft Cover (USD$55); and Limited Edition (USD$145). More details about the books and availability can be found on the Ballistic Publishing website at: www.ballisticpublishing.com/books/expose/expose_5/. The Limited Edition release includes an additional 16 pages of artist profiles and 8 Limited Edition prints, unavailable with the Hard Cover or Soft Cover editions.

EXPOSÉ 5 publication details

ISBN: 978-1-921002-39-7 (Softcover), 978-1-921002-40-3 (Hardcover), 978-1-921002-43-4 (Limited Edition)
Pages: 224 (Soft Cover & Hard Cover) / 240 (Limited Edition)
Dimensions: 220 x 297mm
Editors: Daniel Wade, Paul Hellard
Publisher: Mark Snoswell
Shipping: July 2007

About CGSociety and Ballistic Media
Ballistic Media operates two major divisions, The CGSociety and Ballistic Publishing. The CGSociety is the world’s largest society of professional digital artists and provider of forums, portfolios, training, jobs and event services for the digital arts industry. Ballistic Publishing is the leading, award-winning, independent publisher of books for the digital arts industry. Dedicated to publications of the highest quality celebrating the talents of digital artists worldwide, Ballistic has set the benchmark as a quality boutique publisher. Ballistic Media is based in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, with offices in Melbourne (Victoria, Australia) and Tampa (Florida, USA).

Digital files can be downloaded from: www.ballisticpublishing.com/press/

Andrew Plumer,
CEO Ballistic Media Pty. Ltd

Phone: +61-8-3885966
Email: andrew@ballisticmedia.net
Web: www.ballisticpublishing.com
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