SPECIAL: New The Art of Magic: The Gathering Release

KALADESH, the 3rd book in the ongoing series of hardcover artbooks, arrives Jan 2017.

By VIZ Media May 16, 2016

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Wizards of the Coast and VIZ Media are excited to announce​ ​the latest addition to THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING collection, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING: KALADESH. Scheduled for release in January 2017, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING: KALADESH is the third volume in VIZ Media's ongoing series of hardcover art books presenting the incredible illustrations of Magic: The Gathering™.

Throughout its 22-year history, Magic: The Gathering has visited many imaginative worlds through card sets and stories. This latest release is a 240-page book ​that ​will feature dozens of full color works by more than 95 artists, including Cliff Childs, Winona Wilson, Christine Choi and Adam Paquette, who also illustrated the cover, and will be complemented with additional in-depth lore by bestselling author and Magic: The Gathering Senior Game Designer, James Wyatt.

Optimism, innovation and the spirit of creativity fill these pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering™! Welcome to Kaladesh – a vibrant, beautiful plane where anything is possible. Join the heroic Planeswalkers of the Gatewatch as they explore the Inventors’ Fair, and let your imagination soar alongside thopters and airships crafted by the best artificers in the Multiverse. Come discover the marvels of Kaladesh – its inhabitants, its inventors, and its artifacts. They all await you at the grand Inventors' Fair!

"On Magic's newest plane, Kaladesh, we're exploring a bright world of innovation and creativity that comes to life in THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – KALADESH," says Elaine Chase, Senior Director of Global Brand Strategy and Marketing for Magic: The Gathering.

"THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING: KALADESH offers a unique way to explore the captivating home world of Planeswalker Chandra Nalaar," says Beth Kawasaki, Senior Editorial Director, VIZ Media. "We are extremely happy to continue our close collaboration with Wizards of the Coast to develop this vividly illustrated series of books and we look forward to Magic players and fantasy art fans discovering this beautiful new release early next year."

To celebrate the release of this new book Wizards of the Coast and VIZ Media are offering a glimpse into the word of KALADESH with this free wallpaper for fans. Just click on the below image to save to your computer.

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THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING: KALADESH is available for pre-order now!

THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING: KALADESH joins THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING: INNISTRAD (available July 5th) and THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING: ZENDIKAR. Each contains specially curated collections of illustrations from Wizards of the Coast's popular strategy card game, Magic: The Gathering.

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THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING: INNISTRAD

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THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING: ZENDIKAR