You can expect an avalanche of merch commemorating the end of the Game of Thrones era, but this new four-book collection from Insight Editions and HBO just might be the coolest for the nerds among us who love seeing how the show comes together. Announced today, these four new beautiful books will highlight the photography, storyboards, art, and costumes we’ve grown to admire and love throughout the series, and the artistry and craftsmanship it took to create them.
The four books in the series are:
Game of Thrones: The Storyboards: (Spring 2019, $60), by William Simpson, lead storyboard artist for Game of Thrones.
In this deluxe art collection, Game of Thrones storyboard artist William Simpson shares the brilliant and painstaking work that is an integral part of assembling each episode of the award-winning series. This gorgeous book features a unique behind-the-scenes look into pivotal moments and early conceptual art from Game of Thrones. Curated from Simpson’s extensive archive, this revealing collection represents the exemplary artistic development involved in one of the most visually dynamic shows on television. Game of Thrones: The Storyboards is the definitive compendium of storyboards for this hit series and captures the impressive scope of its rich development and artistry. This unique collection is a must-have for all fans of this breathtaking show.
The Art of Game of Thrones: (Fall 2019, $75.00)
Filled with gorgeous illustrations and artwork from HBO’s hit series, The Art of Game of Thrones is the definitive Game of Thrones art collection. Since its first season, Game of Thrones has been one of the most popular and successful television shows ever created. Beautifully crafted and presented in a deluxe large format, these pages present a visual chronicle of the meticulous work done by artists to bring the world of Westeros to life. Fans will recognize thrilling moments and stunning locations from the show. Showcasing a multitude of fascinating and beautifully rendered images and previously unpublished works of art, this collectible book contains the visual legacy of Game of Thrones and is a must-have for fans.
The Photography of Game of Thrones: (Fall 2019, $75.00), by Helen Sloan, principal unit photographer for Game of Thrones
Enter the world of HBO’s global television phenomenon Game of Thrones with The Photography of Game of Thrones—the definitive photographic collection of the hit series. This deluxe compendium features sumptuous photography from the making of HBO’s unparalleled hit show Game of Thrones. Offering a rare peek behind the scenes of one of the most popular and revered television shows of all time, The Photography of Game of Thrones gives fans an exclusive look at some of their favorite characters and moments in gorgeous detail. The official principal Game of Thrones unit photographer, Helen Sloan has compiled the most iconic shots from the acclaimed show. The best of her collection, along with the work of the unit photography team, is featured here. Bold and gorgeously crafted, The Photography of Game of Thrones captures in striking detail the scope and nuance of the show, celebrating a world of iconic characters, shocking moments, breathtaking locations, and much more.
Game of Thrones: The Costumes: (Fall 2019, $75.00) by costume designer Michele Clapton
From the practical, layered fabrics of Winterfell to the finery of King’s Landing, the costumes of Game of Thrones play an integral part in transporting viewers to the land of Westeros and beyond. This deluxe book celebrates the incredible artistry involved in creating each outfit, with beautifully detailed photographs of the costumes and behind-the-scenes details. Revealing the intricate detail and boundless imagination behind the costumes in HBO’s hit original series, this book is the definitive guide to one of the most breathtaking elements of the show.
“We’ve been faithful fans of Game of Thrones for many years and have enjoyed a fruitful partnership with HBO for nearly just as long,” says Raoul Goff, founder and publisher at Insight Editions. “We’re thrilled to be able to participate in the grand farewell of one of the greatest TV shows ever made.”
I kinda want them all, but I’m inclined to start with Helen’s photography book and the costumes one for starters!