2017 Into The Pixel Video Game Art Collection Revealed by ESA And AIAS Foundation for Auction at E3

2017 Into The Pixel Video Game Art Collection Revealed by ESA And AIAS Foundation for Auction at E3

14 Pieces Displayed and Available for Auction at E3 Expo, June 13-15 in Los Angeles

WASHINGTON and LOS ANGELES, June 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) today announced the official selections for the 2017 Into the Pixel (ITP, #IntoThePixel) collection.  Established in 2004, the annual ITP art exhibit honors video game artists who continue to push the interactive entertainment art form forward.  Co-produced by the ESA and AIAS, the 2017 ITP collection will be displayed during E3, the world’s premier trade show for computer, video, and mobile games, from June 13-15, 2017, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

This year all 14 pieces will be auctioned off on eBay during E3 week. Proceeds from the auction will raise funds for the ESA and AIAS Foundations to support future game makers. The auction runs 5 days and begins Tuesday, June 13 at Noon PST, concluding Saturday, June 17 at Noon PST.  All ITP bids can be made at the AIAS eBay page here. (*NOTE: ITP images will not appear on eBay until the live auction begins on June 13th at Noon PST.)

“The ITP collection is once again vibrant and expressive,” said Patricia Lanza, ITP Jurist and Director of Talent and Content, The Annenberg Space for Photography. “It ranges from the playful to the serious. There is a wide range of styles and artistic ability, with intricate story telling – often in a single frame. It is these single frames that are presented in this collection that encompass the essence of the art.”

“Into the Pixel embodies the spirit of innovation, interaction, and creativity that defines the very best of our industry,” said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of ESA, the trade association that represents the US video game industry and owns and produces E3. “ESA is proud to honor and celebrate the monumental talent of our community’s artists at E3 every year.”

This year’s Into the Pixel includes 14 key pieces selected from a variety of genres. Winners are listed below and can be found, along with images, at: www.intothepixel.com:


Game Title Artist(s) Publisher Developer
GWENT®: The Witcher Card Game Ida Emean Anna Podedworna CD Projekt Red CD Projekt Red
The Banner Saga 2 Not a fairy tale RPG Artist: Igor Artyomenko,

Art Director: Arnie Jorgensen

Versus Evil Stoic Studio
Prey Morgan Deco – Orange Fred Augis Bethesda Softworks Arkane Studios
Destiny: Rise of Iron Plaguelands Sung Choi Activision Bungie
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege | Operation Red Crow Pagoda Rappel Firefight Tri Nguyen Ubisoft Ubisoft Montréal
INSIDE Screenshot Playdead Art Team Playdead Playdead
RiME Bridge Peter Boehme &

José Luis Vaello

Grey Box, Six Foot Tequila Works
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Gaalsi Outpost Artists: Brennan Massicotte and Cody Kenworthy

Art Director: Rob Cunningham

Gearbox Software Blackbird Interactive Inc.
League of Legends City of Progress, City of Iron and Glass Worldbuilding team Riot Games Riot Games
League of Legends Ivern: The Green Father League Art Team Riot Games Riot Games
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Market Chase Artist: Nick Gindraux

Art Directors: Robh Ruppel and Erick Pangilinan

Sony Interactive Entertainment America Naughty Dog
Creature Quest Creature Quest Lineup Art Director: Heather Poon  Artists: West Studio VC Mobile Entertainment, Inc. VC Mobile Entertainment, Inc.
West Studio Undisclosed IP The Legend of Jingwei William Wu West Studio


The 2017 ITP jurists are:
  • Bob Rafei, founder, CEO and Visual Director, Big Red Button Entertainment
  • Glenn Phillips, Curator and Head of Modern & Contemporary Collections, Getty Research Institute
  • Jane Ng, Lead Artist, Campo Santo
  • Matt Hall, Senior Concept Artist, Zynga/Rising Tide Games
  • Nora Dolan, Independent Curator
  • Patricia Lanza, Director of Talent and Content, The Annenberg Space for Photography
  • Seth Spaulding, Senior Art Manager, Blizzard Entertainment

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