The Art of District 9 cover

The Art of District stencil

The Art of District 9: Weta Workshop

Writer and Layout Artist: Daniel Falconer
Foreward by Neill Blomkamp; Introduction by: Richard Taylor
Graphic Design Concept, Cover Art & Title Pages: Leri Greer
All Photography, unless otherwise noted, Steve Unwin & Simon Godsiff
Weta Workshop Design Department Manager: Richard Athorne
Publishing Advisors: Lorain Day & Eva Chan; Weta Manager: Tim Launder
Harper Collins Publishing, Auckland, New Zealand - Copyright 2010
160 pages containing over 650 concept art pieces and 200+ photographs
240mm x 305mm - Hardbound - $70nz, $65au, $35us
ISBN 9780062064301


SPECIAL NOTE: In addition to the ordering links provided below, if you Order The Book Direct From Weta, you will also receive a limited edition MNU Alien tagging stencil (sample shown above) on heavy stock and signed by designers Gregg Broadmore, David Meng, Leri Greer and Christian Pearce and Daniel Falconer.



The Art of District 9: Weta Workshop tells the films' story from start to finish and illustrates the conceptual design process and how early sketches developed and evolved. Richard Taylor, Weta's Creative Director, together with designers Greg Broadmore, David Meng, Leri Greer and Christian Pearce worked closely with Neill Blomkamp and have contributed hundreds of pieces of conceptual art to this book. Daniel Falconer, Weta designer and author of The Crafting of Narnia and The World of Kong, has collected the material and written this amazing book. Although there is accompanying text throughout to explain and clarify various design aspects, this is primarily a book containing hundreds of facinating drawings and photographs that only add to the background of this unique film.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

004 - Acknowledgements
006 - Foreword
008 - Introduction
010 - NOT HUMAN
012 - Aliens 1
022 - Slaver Aliens
024 - Aliens 2
032 - Worker Aliens
034 - Aliens 3
044 - Little CJ
047 - Alien Eggs
050 - Alien Pets
052 - Transformtion of Wikus
055 - Alien Writing
058 - Alien Markings
060 - Early Alien Technology
062 - Alien Guns and Tools
066 - Holographic Device
067 - Headgear
070 - Assault Rifle
071 - Gas Projector
075 - Arc Gun
078 - Sonic Wave Gun
080 - Mircowave Gun
082 - Submachine Gun
084 - Teleporter
086 - Organic Retriever
087 - Exo Suit
088 - Exo Suit 1
092 - Exo Suit Weapons
096 - Exo Suit 2
102 - Exo Suit Interior
104 - Fuel Cell
107 - Cryogenic Unit
108 - Environmental Suit
112 - Mothership 1
119 - Mothership Interiors
120 - Mothership 2
124 - Dropship
126 - Dropship Interiors
130 - HUMAN
132 - MNU Identity
135 - First Reaction Force Battalion
136 - Anti-Alien Signage
138 - MNU Video Graphics
139 - Alien Tagging
142 - MNU Armor
145 - Complaint Patches
146 - Vehicles
152 - Vehicle Labels
153 - News Coverage Graphics & Airlines
154 - Magazines
155 - Promotion
156 - Collectibles
158 - Credits



REVIEWS - RETAIL LINKS - MISC

Mighty Ape NZ Online

Where to buy it in North America and Europe - price comparison chart

Review at Graham Beattie's Book Blog

Parka Blogs Forum Review with sample book graphics

Link to details concerning the film





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