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#1 PublikDefender

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:13 AM

"Art of Journey" [hardcover] art book $60
1st 750 copies signed by Jenova Chen & Matt Nava
http://shop.bluecanv...ourney-art-book

Pre-Order and Get Free Shipping*
The Art of Journey Hardcover Art Book will be available late-September.
*Free shipping applies to lower 48 US states only.

NOTE: Unfortunately, this deal has been live for about 10 hrs already so I really have no idea whether any autographed copies are left to pre-order.


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#2 BryanDGAF

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:41 AM

Would of bought one if i knew about it when it first went on sale. I hate you op! Jk, thanks for the heads up. I find this a little too expensive so I'll wait for a price drop.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:02 PM

I don't mind if I don't get a signed one. Just mark it down to $50 or less, make it available on Amazon, and I'll be happy.

#4 punkmaggit

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:17 PM

I think it's been live for a couple of days, because I heard about it over at neogaf last week. The preorder page should have a note when the first 750 are gone.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:24 PM

I think it's been live for a couple of days, because I heard about it over at neogaf last week. The preorder page should have a note when the first 750 are gone.


Maybe they haven't updated it since it's the weekend?

I would love getting a signed one since that would justify the $60 tag... but otherwise, $60 is a lot to spend on a artbook.

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#6 cbulas1

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:47 PM

I just placed my order for this, as I absolutely loved Journey and have been looking forward to thumbing through the book since it was first announced. However, can anyone (maybe the OP) confirm something for me? Did the book's page on bluecanvas.com ever mention the "first 750 orders get an autographed copy" offer, or did the OP learn of that special offer through other sites? I've already emailed bluecanvas.com to find out if my copy will contain the two autographs or not, but I'm wondering if anyone here knows if they had a mention of the "first 750 orders get an autographed copy" offer and removed it once they received 750 orders, or if they never mentioned that offer on the product's page at all.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:01 PM

I just placed my order for this, as I absolutely loved Journey and have been looking forward to thumbing through the book since it was first announced. However, can anyone (maybe the OP) confirm something for me? Did the book's page on bluecanvas.com ever mention the "first 750 orders get an autographed copy" offer, or did the OP learn of that special offer through other sites? I've already emailed bluecanvas.com to find out if my copy will contain the two autographs or not, but I'm wondering if anyone here knows if they had a mention of the "first 750 orders get an autographed copy" offer and removed it once they received 750 orders, or if they never mentioned that offer on the product's page at all.


It said it earlier today when I looked at it, so it appears the autographed versions are sold out.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:04 PM

Would have spent $60 for an autographed or numbered copy.. not for just a standard printing.

Looks like I found this too late. Still a nice artbook though

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:12 AM

It said it earlier today when I looked at it, so it appears the autographed versions are sold out.


D'oh. I probably shouldn't have waited...:-(

Either way, I might still get this but I hate that it's organized like a coffee table (short and deep) book and not like a regular book (tall).

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#10 Gosha

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:22 AM

Hard for me to want to spend this much on an artbook, unless its an import.

#11 cbulas1

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:30 AM

It said it earlier today when I looked at it, so it appears the autographed versions are sold out.


I emailed Blue Canvas right after postings in this thread, and their Web Director confirmed what you said- they displaying info about the "first 750 to order..." deal on the product page when the book initially went on sale, but they removed the information when they sold 750 copies. He told me that I didn't order soon enough to get a signed copy, but that they're "trying to squeeze out a few extra signed copies for early orders," but he couldn't "guarantee anything."

I'm very disappointed about probably not getting a signed copy, but my love for the game is too high for me to not pay the $60 for the book sans autographs.

#12 punkmaggit

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:20 AM

I'm very disappointed about probably not getting a signed copy, but my love for the game is too high for me to not pay the $60 for the book sans autographs.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:44 AM

Cecil Kim is CCO of bluecanvas, so ur not only supporting thatgamecompany, ur supporting him, which is important since hes no longer w/ sony and doing god of war stuff.
the primary designers from the 1st 3 GoW games (charlie wen, andy park, and now cecil kim) have all left so it will be interesting to see the art direction the new game takes. i know izzy (came on for GoW3) is still with sony, and they picked up eric ryan to do characters/creatures as well but have no clue is responsible for the environment design art direction. hopefully its someone good, as Cecil's shoes will be extremely hard to fill.
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#14 Vinny

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:28 AM

I emailed Blue Canvas right after postings in this thread, and their Web Director confirmed what you said- they displaying info about the "first 750 to order..." deal on the product page when the book initially went on sale, but they removed the information when they sold 750 copies. He told me that I didn't order soon enough to get a signed copy, but that they're "trying to squeeze out a few extra signed copies for early orders," but he couldn't "guarantee anything."

I'm very disappointed about probably not getting a signed copy, but my love for the game is too high for me to not pay the $60 for the book sans autographs.


I ordered a copy just after they removed the signed copies thing and got a similar response. Here's hoping...

But I was already charged for the item when I placed my order though. I hate when retailers do that.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:18 PM

Dang, $60 bucks? The game itself was only $15 ($30 if you bought the physical version with Flower and fl0w included). Pass, unless there's a huge price drop down the road.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:24 PM

Contacted them and they confirmed I was in the first 750, will be getting a signed copy. Prompt and courteous e-mail too, makes me happy I'm supporting their endeavor.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:51 AM

Has anyone actually received a shipping confirmation or anything? I placed an order long before the item sold out (was told I made it in for the signed copy), and was charged but have yet to receive even a shipping confirmation or order update.

And it's showing up as being sold out right now.:-/

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:43 AM

Has anyone actually received a shipping confirmation or anything? I placed an order long before the item sold out (was told I made it in for the signed copy), and was charged but have yet to receive even a shipping confirmation or order update.

And it's showing up as being sold out right now.:-/


Their twitter feed showed Jenova signing them today, so I'm guessing they'll start shipping out next week.





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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:36 PM

Ah, that's good then. He's got a long way to go... even a ton more in the back!

But I hope they're not shipping it in those bubble mailers pictured in the background.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:21 PM

What is the email address to contact to see of I'm one of the first 750?

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:23 PM

Ah, that's good then. He's got a long way to go... even a ton more in the back!

But I hope they're not shipping it in those bubble mailers pictured in the background.



When did you order yours, date/time?

And you're right about the bubble mailers. Nolan shipped his Uncharted art guide in those, they were signed 1/500. Most were damaged in transit.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:31 PM

Ah, that's good then. He's got a long way to go... even a ton more in the back!

But I hope they're not shipping it in those bubble mailers pictured in the background.


I don't see any bubble mailers, just bubble wrap. Which I'm sure they'll wrap the book in before placing inside of a box.

The articles I read seem to conjure up these images of Capcom executives sitting in a dark room with a cauldron and cackling about how no one will be able to buy this game used.


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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:03 PM

When did you order yours, date/time?

And you're right about the bubble mailers. Nolan shipped his Uncharted art guide in those, they were signed 1/500. Most were damaged in transit.


I ordered it on the early on the 9th. I remember seeing the signed copy note but wasn't sure so I just asked.

And yeah, the Uncharted books really pissed me off. Mine looks so bad...

I don't see any bubble mailers, just bubble wrap. Which I'm sure they'll wrap the book in before placing inside of a box.


No, I was talking about way in the back, on the table... but it looks like those are more copies of the book, and not bubble mailers.:-s Actually, with all that bubble wrap lying around, you're right, it would probably be a box. Or if not a box, hopefully they get bubblewrapped and then stuck in a bubble mailer for more protection.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:44 PM

I ordered it on the early on the 9th. I remember seeing the signed copy note but wasn't sure so I just asked.

And yeah, the Uncharted books really pissed me off. Mine looks so bad...



I ordered late on the 8th. Good to know I got a real copy and not an unsigned one. If I did I was going to return it.

How bad was your Nolan book? I have one or two small dings, nothing crazy, surprisingly. What number did ya get?

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:14 PM

Just wanted to note, reported a scammer on ebay who is trying to sell this for $300. Claims "sold out in minutes" and that they have a signed copy. I find it funny since THEY DIDN'T EVEN SHIP YET.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:24 PM

I ordered late on the 8th. Good to know I got a real copy and not an unsigned one. If I did I was going to return it.

How bad was your Nolan book? I have one or two small dings, nothing crazy, surprisingly. What number did ya get?


There's dents/dings around all the edges and corners. It made a pretty long trip from CA (I think?) to IL so it got beaten up quite a bit. I'm still pretty peeved that something so rare/limited was shipped so carelessly. I got #340 or something, nothing special.

People who ordered two copies had their second copy shipped in a box apparently, but that was after a month or so of waiting (since many of those who ordered 2 copies only received 1 or didn't receive anything).

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#27 punkmaggit

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:37 PM

Got mine yesterday - this thing is gorgeous! And it was packed really well.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:45 PM

Hm... my tracking number isn't even showing anything.:-\

But they ship from CA, right? So it's a longer way here. Did they ship using media mail or something else?

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#29 punkmaggit

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:15 PM

It was a USPS priority mail box with a ton o bubble wrap.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:26 PM

Last update for mine was leaving from LA on Oct 10. Hopefully it comes today.