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The Art of Destiny showcases the stunning art and design
behind one of the most exciting franchises in gaming today.

From
the mysterious dunes of Mars to the jungles of Venus and the abandoned
aerospace installations on the Moon, Destiny takes players across
the ancient ruins of our solar system on their quest to defend
Earth’s last city and become legend. To build this expansive
universe, the team at Bungie drew from a multitude of
inspirations—from classic fantasy and science fiction worlds, the
myth-meets-technology adventure of space operas, and the ornate design
of medieval drapery juxtaposed with modern architecture—all of
which combine to create a world uniquely imagined down to the smallest
detail. The Art of Destiny is a celebration of the dynamic art at
the heart of the game, featuring hundreds of pieces of concept
illustrations, cinematic imagery, early sketches, and world-building
graphic design. Covering the meticulous artistic development behind each
class, vehicle, weapon, and environment, this lush and comprehensive
overview explores the game’s sweeping world, grand scope, and
vibrant visuals. © 2014 Bungie, Inc. All rights reserved. Destiny,
Bungie, and the Bungie logo are trademarks of Bungie, Inc. in the US
and/or other countries.

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Jul 21, 2019

Any quick check through my library will show I have a soft spot (many of them in fact) for concept artwork books be it films games in fact anything where the collected ideas and visions are captured.

So when I had a chance to pick up a cheap copy of the Art of Destiny I leapt at it.

I was surprised with it for several reasons. The first is that there are so few words. The book is so crammed with images that it feels that the words have been pushed out. I am not complaining but (and here is the Any quick check through my library will show I have a soft spot (many of them in fact) for concept artwork books be it films games in fact anything where the collected ideas and visions are captured.

So when I had a chance to pick up a cheap copy of the Art of Destiny I leapt at it.

I was surprised with it for several reasons. The first is that there are so few words. The book is so crammed with images that it feels that the words have been pushed out. I am not complaining but (and here is the second surprise) there is very little about the game itself.

True there are some basic explanations but for someone who know the game but has never played it there is certainly now back story or supporting information for the images (apart from the most basic couple of lines). Again this is not a huge issue but it did leaving me asking questions that I have had to look else where to find the answer too,

But the book itself is amazingly full of images - many of which I recognise from various websites, author bios and general image libraries.

I have to say though that these books are incredible - the amount of work that goes in to these games and films is incredible with so much of the work never seeing the light of day once it has left the artists work space. The fact that these books not only capture but preserve these pieces is amazing and the science fiction loving small boy inside me is going crazy with the images as well.
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Sep 18, 2018

Destiny is a really beautiful video game. I never got to play the first one, but I watched my husband play it because he was going to be working on its sequel (for one of Bungie's support studios) and so I was very curious about it. And it was always very visually interesting, enough that someone only watching someone else play could become engrossed in it. (Don't worry, I built a PC so that we could both play the sequel together, so I got to experience the beauty in a more direct way.)

This Destiny is a really beautiful video game. I never got to play the first one, but I watched my husband play it because he was going to be working on its sequel (for one of Bungie's support studios) and so I was very curious about it. And it was always very visually interesting, enough that someone only watching someone else play could become engrossed in it. (Don't worry, I built a PC so that we could both play the sequel together, so I got to experience the beauty in a more direct way.)

This book does a great job of conveying the visual story of how Bungie created this amazing world, the awesome and terrifying enemies in it, and the guardians defending it. A very nice overview of the visual history of the game. ...more
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Feb 19, 2018

I love video game art books - this one is terrific because of all the great development art that was included. I feel there was so much more that could've been included, but otherwise it's been a great addition to my collection.
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Dec 20, 2015

Gorgeous! Usually, I'll skim over the blurbs in art books or completely ignore walls of text I encounter, but The Art of Destiny doesn't weigh readers down with too much text. There are little things here and there, but only beginnings of sections will have as much as a paragraph or two. Clearly, the images are the main focus - and what beautiful images they are! All the designs, from character appearances to environments to weapons, are a treat for the eyes. There's no question that Bungie Gorgeous! Usually, I'll skim over the blurbs in art books or completely ignore walls of text I encounter, but The Art of Destiny doesn't weigh readers down with too much text. There are little things here and there, but only beginnings of sections will have as much as a paragraph or two. Clearly, the images are the main focus - and what beautiful images they are! All the designs, from character appearances to environments to weapons, are a treat for the eyes. There's no question that Bungie worked lovingly to craft a phenomenal looking game. This is one of my favourite art books! ...more

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