Don’s Musings

The Hobbit (1977 Animated Film)

A short clip of an encounter with Smaug from the 1977 animated Rankin/Bass Hobbit film.  Despite a few flaws, I believe this animated version to be much closer in style and aesthetics to Tolkien’s book (as opposed to Peter Jackson’s live-action take).  The hand-drawn character designs and backgrounds are incredible:

The Art of Atari

As a child of the 1980s, I grew up with Atari games and systems.  I love the painterly style of the original game box art, especially for titles like Crystal Castles, Asteroids, Dark Chambers, and Galaga.  Here is a short YouTube clip of Art of Atari, a recent book by Tim Lapetino which collects much of this amazing artwork: