Watch simon stalenhags retrofuturistic art come to life in a. Jul 19, 2019 the box is full of miserable creatures but one of them doesnt belong there. Apr 04, 2016 tales from the loop by simon stalenhag is such a book. Simon stalenhag book tales from the loop nucleus art. Swedish artist simon stalenhag has earned considerable acclaim for tales from the loop, a science fiction art book that juxtaposes a sense. From acclaimed artist simon stalenhag comes a new narrative artbook about a girl and her robot traveling west in an alternate 90s usa.
Fria ligan is raising funds for the electric state simon stalenhags new narrative artbook on kickstarter. Amazons scifi drama series tales from the loop gets a. Sep 25, 2014 tales from the loop is an art book, a handsome matte collection of a dreamy alternate 80s. Jul 18, 2018 over the last couple of years, swedish artist simon stalenhag has earned considerable acclaim for tales from the loop, a science fiction art book that juxtaposes a sense of nostalgia for the.
Were enormous fans of simon stalenhags artwork around here, ever since we first came across him in 20. The book is very good quality on a nice matt paper stock and is a pleasure to look through. The electric state book by simon stalenhag official. Tales from the loop is absolutely extraordinary the art is gorgeous, the writing is sparse but used to great effect, and the world simon stalenhag has built is inventive and sparks we walked in long lines through winter nights, and you could see little points of light go on and off in the darkness cigarettes smoked by teenagers who had gathered around their wrecked memories, like a requiem. Meet the dystopian artist behind amazons tales from the loop. Feb 27, 2020 watch simon stalenhags retrofuturistic art come to life in a first trailer for tales from the loop andrew liptak. Now, hes released a brilliant art book andrew liptak. Amazons tales from the loop captures the moody atmosphere of. Haunting tales from the loop brings 80s alternative. This is a large format artbook with a matte cover and clothed bound spine.
Simon stalenhags tales from the loop is a wildly successful crowdfunded project that takes viewers on a surprising scifi journey through various country and city landscapes. Jul 10, 2017 free league publishing is raising funds for simon stalenhags tales from the loop on kickstarter. Simon stalenhags hauntingly beautiful retro scifi art cnn. Thats exactly how simon stalenhag envisioned the electric state, his upcoming latest installment to an impressive streak of successful artbooks, and were completely lost in how fascinating it turned out. Initially conceived as a 2 volume kickstarter art book project, simon stalenhag s tales from the loop is a mesmerizing scifi journey that takes the viewer through various desolate country and city landscapes inhabited by abandoned robots, machinery and giant mecha. You see he has been raving about the art of simon stalenhag for years now. Picture the usa in late 1997, but with less boy bands and more postapocalyptic desolation. Writing about the book in io9, andrew liptak compared stalenhags. Video today, shares the same name as stalenhags first artbook and a paper and. Life is returning to normal when the pastoral countryside is suddenly flooded by dark water from the huge abandoned underground facility. Simon stalenhags hauntingly beautiful retro scifi art.
More to the point, simon stalenhag can t forget the robots, because in his remarkable, beautiful new art book, tales from the loop, he has embedded them into our collective past, offering a vision of an althistory sweden in the late 80 s and early 90 s where they clack through suburban streets, lurk in the backyard trees, or lie, still and. Stalenhag wrote his most famous book, tales from the loop, because fans were sending him stories theyd set in his. Tales from the loop is a stunning book of alternate nostalgia. Simon stalenhag book things from the flood nucleus. Simon stalenhag is an artist based in the countryside outside of stockholm, sweden. Dec 01, 2015 more to the point, simon stalenhag can t forget the robots, because in his remarkable, beautiful new art book, tales from the loop, he has embedded them into our collective past, offering a vision of an althistory sweden in the late 80 s and early 90 s where they clack through suburban streets, lurk in the backyard trees, or lie, still and.
Tales from the loop by simon stalenhag, hardcover barnes. Looking for more scifi or fantasy art books that include. Please tell me there are more art story books out there like these, and that i havent already exhausted this niche. Girl and her robot travel through wastelands in alternate. Below follows a list of my books and sites where you can buy them. Amazons tales from the loop captures the moody atmosphere of simon stalenhags art andrew liptak. Simon stalenhags paintings from a childhood that never was and a future that could have been collected in a two book volume. How amazon turned simon stalenhags tales from the loop into a. Tales from the loop is an american science fiction drama television series based on the eponymous art book by swedish artist simon stalenhag. Amazon is turning simon stalenhags haunting retro scifi paintings.
The swedish artist, musician and designer is known for. I f you think youve never seen simon stalenhags art before. To say i love simon s art is an understatement, so this book could have been all pictures and still attained 5 stars. Online shopping from a great selection at books store.
Theres a bit of text, but the text is mostly besides the point. Although i did not back the project, im glad its also available for sale now to the general public. Since then, it has been turned into two narrative art books, tales from the loop swedish ur varselklotet in 2014 and. See more ideas about art gallery, sci fi art and concept art. Meet the artist behind tales from the loop insidehook. His work mixes hightech futurism with scenes from every day sweden. Discover the art of simon stalenhag, a swedish concept designer and author of tales from the loop, the electric state and things from the flood. Simon stalenhags evocative and cinematic imagery has also attracted attention in the world of film and computer games. Amazons tales from the loop trailer brings simon stalenhags. Tales from the loop isnt a novel, and it isnt quite an art book either. While their tones have been radically different, acclaimed shows like on becoming a god in central florida, stranger things and american crime story have all shared a clear affinity for the popculture motifs of the 80s and. Dec 01, 2015 tales from the loop is a stunning book of alternate nostalgia. But if you like robots and scandinavian design, youve probably seen his work on the internet.
Concept designer and artist simon stalenhag has released his very first art book titled tales from the loop, which is currently available at amazon. This history begins in 2015, with a kickstarter campaign. Simon stalenhags tales from the loop contains lush, photorealistic paintings of swedish countrysides dotted with robots and alien structures. Feb 27, 2020 the first trailer for tales from the loop based on swedish artist simon stalenhags surreal scifi art book has arrived, giving the first look at the amazon prime series, which looks a. Season 1 created by nathaniel halpern starring rebecca hall, daniel zolghadri, duncan joiner, jonathan pryce network. How amazon turned simon stalenhags tales from the loop. Inspired by simon stalenhag s narrative art book of the same name, it stars rebecca hall, jonathan pryce, paul schneider, daniel zolghadri, and duncan joiner. The series premiered on amazon video on april 3, 2020. Amazon prime video has released a poster and trailer for the upcoming scifi drama series tales from the loop. Covered previously on colossal, the swedish artists digital. To say i love simons art is an understatement, so this book could have been all pictures and still attained 5 stars. Simon has worked on many different projects ranging from film, commercials, book covers to concept art and art directing video games.
The movie rights to the passage have been sold to hollywood and the art book ur varselklotet will be an american tv series on amazon prime on april 3, 2020. Simon stalenhag born 20 january 1984 is a swedish artist, musician, and designer specialising in futuristic digital images focused on nostalgic swedish countryside alternate history environments. Now not only is his first artbook coming in english for the first time with. Simon stalenhag is the internationally lauded artist and author of tales from the loop, things from the flood, and the electric statethe narrative art books that stunned the world with a vision of an alternate 1980s and 1990s where technology had invaded the tranquil landscapes to form an entirely new universe of the eerie and the nostalgic. It makes me envious of simon stalenhag s artistic ability but also has inspired me to try some digital landscape painting myself. A dump of artwork by simon stalenhag, who recently painted the box art for no mans sky. The illustrations share the same spirit and themes, and each episode takes its inspiration from a different illustration and tries to build a scifi. Amazons tales from the loop captures the moody atmosphere. Tales from the loop is an art book, a handsome matte collection of a. Tales from the loop is a stunning book of alternate. You can see the trailer for the tv series tales from the loop here. Swedish artist simon stalenhag has developed a cult following for his dystopian, retro scifi art. Now, tales from the loop is a highprofile show on amazon.
Initially conceived as a 2 volume kickstarter art book project, simon stalenhags tales from the loop is a mesmerizing scifi journey that takes the viewer through. Simon stalenhag the level of specificity in stalenhags book, as well as the text that accompanies some of the artwork written from the perspective of someone who grew up around these bizarre forays into experimental technology give it a personal grounding that simply focusing on the technology might have missed. Tales from the loop book by simon stalenhag official. Written by jacopo prisco, cnn simon stalenhags paintings are a strange, irresistible mix of mundane scenes from the swedish countryside and haunting scenarios involving abandoned robots. Simon stalenhags art book tales from the loop is being. Girl and her robot travel through wastelands in alternate 90s. May 06, 2015 chances are, youve come across one of simon stalenhags retroscandinavian scifi digital paintings online. Simon stalenhags art book tales from the loop is being turned. Amazon is turning simon stalenhags haunting retro scifi. Simon stalenhags tales from the loop by free league publishing. Ive not read the story yet but the artwork is incredible and so atmospheric. Things from the flood is gorgeously creepy and strangely.
They went pretty viral a couple years back and the artist has only continued to add to his growing collection of mindbending images that depict a strange cyberfuturistic version of sweden from the 80s and 90s. The electric state by simon stalenhag animated youtube. Tales from the loop enlivens the gravitydefying dystopia of simon. As it was based on an art book rather than a written. Tales from the loop by simon stalenhag parka blogs. He has worked on a variety of projects, ranging from films, commercials and book covers to art directing and concepting for video games. Simon stalenhags new narrative artbook kickstarter. Amazons tales from the loop brings the art of simon stalenhag to life in new trailer. The art book is less of a linear narrative and more a collection of vignettes, memories. His highly imaginative images and stories depicting illusive scifi phenomena in mundane, hyperrealistic scandinavian landscapes have made stalenhag one of the most soughtafter visual storytellers in the world. The art of simon stalenhag in 2020 sci fi, book art, art. Swedish artist simon stalenhag burst onto the art scene in 20. Its a bit of a mix of the two, with stunning illustrations of giant robots and flying machines along side snippets.
The settings of his artwork have formed the basis for an amazon television drama series called tales from the loop 2020, among other things. Its a departure from stalenhags art, but an intentional one. The series premiered on amazon prime video on april 3, 2020. Simon stalenhags artwork blends 80s and 90s life with bizarre technology.
To view more work by the artist please visit his homepage at. The art book that inspired amazons new dystopian scifi show its called tales from the loop, as the series, and its author is simon stalenhag, who masterly combined rural landscapes and retro design elements. Simon stalenhag over the last couple of years, swedish artist simon stalenhag has earned considerable acclaim for tales from the loop, a science fiction art book that juxtaposes a sense of. All eight episodes of the first season were released simultaneously.
Whether its retro or advanced technology, utopian cityscapes or ruined warscapes, if theres a scifi. Simon stalenhag previously featured is the internationally acclaimed author, concept designer and artist behind tales from the loop and things from the flood. Watch the trailer for tales from the loop, amazons. The art book that inspired amazons new dystopian scifi. An uncanny television series is founded in simon stalenhags fantastical worlds. Cyberpunk art by simon stalenhag art featuring all things futuristic. Sep 06, 2018 online shopping from a great selection at books store.1382 6 1554 1248 362 217 1166 821 1567 236 368 168 537 321 955 841 1658 767 1526 995 1348 490 1016 1515 175 1192 1667 751 367 1190 1478 1008 192 534 912 1148 166 987 55 211 486