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The amazing art of Blizzard games we all know and love is getting the fine art treatment, as Dutch online art dealership Cook and Becker has added three Blizzard franchises to their growing videogame collection. Said collection already consists of over 60 titles including Bloodborne, Cyberpunk 2077, Dark Souls, Dragon Age, Fallout, Uncharted and many more.

World of Warcraft already has a collection available and Diablo and StarCraft will be following soon:

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We're pleased to announce that Cook and Becker will release a series of beautiful prints from Blizzard’s iconic game universes. These art prints are officially licensed and will be released in several sets over time. The first set of prints, from Blizzard’s legendary massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft, are available today, with work by artists from Blizzard and around the world who have helped bring the game to life for millions of players and art fans globally.

The eye-catching and vibrant artwork of these talented artists has helped shape Blizzard’s iconic worlds. At Cook and Becker, we are very proud to work with Blizzard on these official fine art print collections, which have been reproduced to the highest standards with details that are as close to the artist's intentions as possible. Our reproductions are of archival quality, intended to help preserve the history and legacy of these culturally significant games, and Blizzard fans are sure to be pleased with these productions.

The World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo prints to be released by Cook and Becker are all limited-edition Certified Art Giclees™. The prints are available for purchase unframed, or with a high-quality frame or finish.

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About Cook and Becker:

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We have a passion for next-gen art, and artists and studio's that represent the best of the international video game and entertainment industries.

We started Cook and Becker in 2011 because we thought that the art world wasn't paying enough attention to the creators of video games and pop culture, and how these artists and designers are shaping our time and visual culture. We also saw that while artists and buyers were embracing the digital world, the art world seemed stuck in the previous century. We wanted to change that.

Since our foundation Cook and Becker has grown into a specialist for art prints and the world's leading (online) art gallery and concept store for video game art. We also publish and produce art books and beautiful design products. We work together with the best artists and designers and the biggest video game studios, to create the best art prints and art books and valuable products based on video games and digital culture. We focus both on fine art and applied art and design and on both individual projects as well as commercial blockbusters. All these forms contribute to our visual language and culture and we want to share that with you.

Cook and Becker has also become a quality hallmark. We continue to strive to improve the presentation and (re)production of digital and digitally enhanced art. We therefore work closely with artists to produce their art at a museum-grade levels so that we can offer enthusiasts and collectors, art prints, books and objects that last a lifetime and retain their value.

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So, for those fine art collectors among you, you may want to look in to one of these, but they will set you back a bit, with all of the pieces going for $100+.

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Blizzard really does have some great Art-work.

Personally, I won't buy it, but you can definitly spent more money for much worse stuff.

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Hi there, 

I'm with the gallery Cook and Becker! Thank you for the write-up. We're very excited about this collaboration with Blizzard and I hope fans will enjoy the prints. If there are any questions, I'd be happy to answer them!

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