Bitmap Books celebrate the best of retro game art, I meet its founder Sam Dyer

Bitmap Books interview; three retro game art books on a wooden table
(Image credit: Bitmap Books / Future)

"I've sort of accidentally created something quite good here," understates Sam Dyer, founder of Bitmap Books, as we sit down to chat about the latest art book, The Art of the Box and his mini publishing empire. 

If you love retro gaming, classic game art or just curious about how and why the gaming got to where it is, a billion dollar industry that dwarfs music and cinema, well, Bitmap Books has a title for you. You can find some of the recent releases in my guide to the best game art books.

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.