The Last of Us Gets a Limited-Edition Print from Legendary Illustrator Yoshitako Amano
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Last of Us, Naughty Dog has teamed up with Japanese illustrator Yoshitaka Amano to release a limited-edition series of prints of Joel and Ellie in Amano’s signature style.
Yoshitaka Amano x The Last of Us Prints
The print was created by Amano using pencil and watercolors, mediums in which he’s both well-versed and well-known. There are four different versions available for preorder on the site:
- Deluxe Edition, measuring 28 x 39″ on archival paper with special paint layers.
- Hand-signed Deluxe Edition, limited to 30 pieces, of which “25 will be sold directly to consumers” and the remaining 5 will be randomly sent out to people who ordered the Deluxe.
- Premium Edition is similar to the Deluxe, but lacks the special paint layers.
- Standard Edition on 20 x 28″, non-archival paper. Think of a high-quality poster. Cook and Becker calls it its “most budget-friendly option.”
Amano is perhaps best known in gaming for his illustrations on the Final Fantasy series over the decades. His style is instantly recognizable, and The Last of Us is arguably one of the biggest properties in the world of gaming today. Having Amano lend his style to The Last of Us shifts the usual, gritty versions of Joel and Ellie and gives them almost a story-book quality.
If you’re an Amano fan or a Last of Us fan, this is an extremely cool piece of art to appreciate. If I had to guess, given the fervor of Amano’s fanbase, these prints will probably sell out fast.
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