"Peety, The Ardent Obsessor"
The behind the scenes making of this project was an incredible effort and I’m humbled and so happy to have helped bring it together. I had a card in this deck in the Paladins section (which is a decision I completely stand behind considering my undying love for that class!).
I also got to design the back of the card, (which you can see in the top image — to reflect all four of the realms of Vyk’ Tornaahl, the mysterious and enticing land behind the game.) the layout of the playing aspects of the card format, the enchanting map of the land, the fabric banners (which you can see in one of the panoramas!), and the overall graphic design and creative direction for the project.
Of course, I can’t (and certainly won’t) take all of the credit, as the gameplay itself was designed by Light Grey Art Lab’s Chris Hajny, and the editing and much of the text inside the game was added by the amazing Jenny Bookler and Francesca Buchko and all of the other one million bits and pieces for the exhibition came together by the ridiculous efforts of over 100 people.
Seriously, I’ve never had so much fun in my life — seeing all of the artwork roll in —- nerding out over all of the awesome choices people made, and helping these guys come to life through the rest of the exhibition.
The funny thing about working behind the scenes on a project like this is that you don’t know how awesome it can be until it all magically comes together — like a fancy soup, or some kind of delicious art lasagna. I’m very lucky to be working with an ever-changing amazing team of artists and creatives. Seriously. Best Job Ever.
For more information about all of the participating artists, and to learn more about the project, definitely check out the Light Grey Art Lab page and see all of the pieces. It’s definitely worth a look. And you can always grab a whole deck of the Battle for Vyk’ Tornaahl card game (shown in the last pic) for $25 and help support more indie projects from Light Grey Art Lab.
Photos from the event & further documentation can be found here.