Product: Airship on Fire (Art Print)

Manufacturer: Cook & Becker - Official website

Game: Battlefield 1

Developer: EA Dice

Released: 2016

Series: 1

Limited Quantity: 25

Original Price: $85.00

Description:

- Hand-numbered
- Certificate of Authenticity

'Airship on Fire' is an official concept artwork for Battlefield 1, the video game created by EA DICE. The artist is Senior Concept Artist Robert Sammelin. This limited edition Certified Art Giclee™ print is part of the official Battlefield 1 fine art collection by Cook & Becker and EA DICE.

The downing of a Zeppelin may have been one of WWI’s most terrifying sights. The gargantuan body ablaze, flames fed from the inside by leaking hydrogen, the slow but inevitable sinking from the sky - anyone familiar with footage of the 1937 Hindenburg disaster will understand its impact. During WWI, the German military made extensive use of Zeppelins, both as scouts and as bombers - the 'rigid airships' could easily reach Britain from mainland Europe, posing a serious threat. The 'Airship on Fire' art piece by EA DICE Senior Concept Artist Robert Sammelin, developed for Battlefield 1, superimposes a trench soldier against a dramatic backdrop of barbed wire and a sinking airship, to great - metaphoric? - effect.

Battlefield 1 is a first person shooter game in the Battlefield-series, made by EA DICE in Stockholm and first released Fall 2016. The game is set in World War I, allowing for both gritty details from the gruesome fighting in that war, but also weapons and fighting styles that are as far apart as aiming flame throwers at tanks, and hitting soldiers with shovels. Visually, the game takes its cues from a wide range of media: WWI-era photographs and film, but also post-war romanticized paintings, or the 'Lawrence of Arabia' movie.

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