Atari's classic '80s game art explored in new book

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The roots of video game box art can be traced all the way back to Atari in the '80s.

The early industry player's Atari 2600 console brought video games into the living room, with artwork that stylized the lo-fi gaming experiences of the time helping to sell it. Now all of those memorable images have been collected into an upcoming book -- The Art of Atari.

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Arriving in Oct. 2016 from comic book house Dynamite Publishing, The Art of Atari gathers together images from game packaging and advertisements, along with concept art, photos and design documents from behind the scenes.

Authors Robert V. Conte and Tim Lapetino tell a story of gaming's first major publisher and platform-holder, with insights from key figures and a broad look at the history of the company.

The Art of Atari hardcover edition is available now for pre-order from Amazon. Take a look at some of the nostalgia-fueled goodness below:

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