SEGA is a Japanese entertainment company that has had a huge impact on popular culture, with vibrant and punchy video games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Outrun successfully embracing the youthful counter culture of the 1980s and 1990s. Starting in the 1940s as a manufacturer of one-armed bandits, jukeboxes and pinball machines for the entertainment of US Army troops, the company then known as Service Games - the name SEGA would be founded in the 1960s - quickly embraced video games when the medium first emerged in the 1970s. Over the years, SEGA would grow into the world’s most prolific arcade game producer, with 530 games across 73 franchises on 23 different arcade system boards since 1981, while also enjoying success through its now-legendary home consoles like the 16-bit Mega Drive system, aka the Genesis in North America. Best known for its multi-million selling game franchise Sonic the Hedgehog, SEGA’s immense portfolio also boosts classic titles like Virtua Fighter, Phantasy Star, Golden Axe, Shinobi, Jet Set Radio, Streets of Rage, Yakuza and Total War amongst many, many others.
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Article: Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Art Book
Art company Cook & Becker and SEGA announce today that they are working on an official Sonic the Hedgehog art and design book. The book – made for Sonic’s 25th anniversary this year – will be the first stand-alone art book ever made of the iconic video game character. The Sonic the Hedgehog: 25th Anniversary Art Book will cover the entire history of Sonic the Hedgehog and includes design sketches, official character illustrations, in-game art, pixel art, rare promotional art and game box art. It also features never-before published artwork and contains interviews with the key designers and artists of the beloved video game character such as Yuji Naka, Takashi Iizuka, Kazuyuki Hoshino and Yuji Uekawa.
Top Artists Draw Their Favorite Classic SEGA Game
Cook & Becker asked some of the hottest artists working in entertainment and video games today to draw and create a print of their favorite classic SEGA games. The idea was to create a series of beautiful prints under direction of SEGA that would capture the heart of these classic brands, their aesthetic and what they meant for people playing them and growing up with them.
Beautiful Space Channel 5 Art Print
We teamed up with SEGA and known art director, illustrator and floral arrangement designer Veronique Meignaud to bring you this beautiful, decorative Space Channel 5 art print featuring star reporter Ulala! Space Channel is the cult music game directed by Tetsuya Mizuguchi (Rez,Child of Eden) and was first released in 1999.