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Entropia: A Collection of Unusually Rare Stamps Hardcover – Mar 1 2006

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Design Studio Press; 1 edition (March 1 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193349204X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933492049
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 1.7 x 15.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,797,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Christian Lorenz Scheurer was born in Bern, Switzerland. Son of a zoologist father and an artist mother, he lived in many countries throughout his childhood; from the bush in South Africa to the Seychelles Islands. He majored in math and science in Liestal, Switzerland and went on to art academy in Brussels, Belgium. After winning the prestigious Philip Morris Award for his graphic novels, he was selected to be one of the official artists of the 700-year celebration of Switzerland. In Brussels, he worked on several movies (such as OPEN SKIES and RAX) as well as a number of award-winning commercials. During this time, Christian was hit by lightning in his penthouse apartment. After a successful recovery, he realized that life can be short and that he needed to quickly pursue his dream of working on movies in Hollywood. Armed with his portfolio of sketches, he knocked on the door of Digital Domain where he was employed as a concept artist in the New Media Department. Before long, he was hired on his first Hollywood film, THE FIFTH ELEMENT. For the next two years he worked as a freelance designer on a number of commercials, theme parks and feature films such as TITANIC, DARK CITY, WHAT DREAMS MAY COME and THE MATRIX. Christian was one of the first Hollywood designers to join Square One in Honolulu, Hawaii to work on FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRITS WITHIN. After spending 2 years as a concept artist on the film, he switched to the Games division, where he was involved in designing the video game FINAL FANTASY IX. After the release of the game, he returned to work on the movie, this time as a digital matte painter. He also did digital concept and matte art for Square's contribution to the ANIMATRIX project. Christian was Art Director on Electronic Art's "Return of the King" video game, Conceptual Art Director on Maxis' game "Spore," and Production Designer on EA Japan's next generation fighting game. He is currently visual consultant to industry leaders such as Hironobu Sakaguchi (creator of Final Fantasy), David Perry (Shiny, Inc.), creator of The Matrix games, and Will Wright (creator of the Sims). Along with his work on Entropia (the film), Christian also teaches at Art Center College of Design (Pasadena) - offering classes on Visual Storytelling and mentoring Senior Projects. He lives with his lovely wife and his baby daughter Kiki in Topanga Canyon.

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By Parka HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on June 27 2009
Format: Hardcover
Length: 0:15 Mins
The book tells the story of planet Entropia through stamps. It's like those limited edition collectible stamp books published by post offices from time to time, except the stamps here are larger and unusable (unless you're on Entropia). The 128-page book is slightly larger than a DVD case but presented horizontally.

Inside are 60 stamps created with ink and watercolour. That's one stamp per page printed on a black background, with the accompanying text on the page beside. It's written like a travel guide or postcard, touching on topics like famous produce in areas, the culture of inhabitants, historical events, failed government experiments (e.g. float cities with balloons), snapshots of life and other very interesting stories.

The art is beautiful, but it's the stories that really give the book depth. It's positively creative and enjoyable to read. Highly recommended.

There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.
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Not what I thought the book would be about. The book is a collection of stamps with illustrations of Fairy's.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x990257d4) out of 5 stars 9 reviews
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6c14f90) out of 5 stars worth all the entropian cents you can afford March 15 2006
By ConArtGuy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I think this book is totally worth the full price. First of all, it's hardback, which is rare for these kind of books. And second of all, it's in beautiful full color and you can tell the artist was very dedicated and creative in creating these characters, creatures, and stories in this book. Plus, there aren't a lot of concept art books out there with actual narratives, which is a pleasant change and makes the book appealing to less enthusiastic fans of the genre. If I had an extra copy, I'd consider tearing the pages out to use as posters on my wall. I know that's not the point, but the stamps in this book are almost too cool to sit in a book all the time.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x98c363f0) out of 5 stars I love this book March 19 2006
By Anna Goldstein - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Bought this book as a gift for a friend but then ended up keeping it for myself.

The fantastic story and beautiful illustrations felt like a mix between Nick Bartock's Griffin and Sabine and Miyazaki's Spirited Away.

This is most inspiring fantasy book I read this year!:)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99083954) out of 5 stars Too bad it wasn't thicker June 27 2009
By Parka - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The book tells the story of planet Entropia through stamps. It's like those limited edition collectible stamp books published by post offices from time to time, except the stamps here are larger and unusable (unless you're on Entropia). The 128-page book is slightly larger than a DVD case but presented horizontally.

Inside are 60 stamps created with ink and watercolour. That's one stamp per page printed on a black background, with the accompanying text on the page beside. It's written like a travel guide or postcard, touching on topics like famous produce in areas, the culture of inhabitants, historical events, failed government experiments (e.g. float cities with balloons), snapshots of life and other very interesting stories.

The art is beautiful, but it's the stories that really give the book depth. It's positively creative and enjoyable to read. Highly recommended.

(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x98c9e2b8) out of 5 stars Great art book and story. April 13 2006
By M. R. Nelson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Christian is one of my favorite artist. This new book is full of great stories and wonderful pictures! It's great for all ages.
HASH(0x98c8621c) out of 5 stars A visual treat - one can only hope for more messages from Entropia Oct. 18 2013
By Paul F. Brooks - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Entropia - A Collection of Unusually Rare Stamps - Christian Lorenz Scheurer

This is a quirky book that appeals to me as an admirer of fictional alternate worlds. Most readers of literature have visited at least one of these locations: Middle Earth, Narnia, Dinotopia and the world of the Muggles in the Harry Potter books to name a few of the most widely know. There are numerous others that have enchanted readers of fantasy and science fiction for years.

This book created a history on stamps of the culture, locations, notable individuals and celebrations on the planet Entropia. The author, a very talented artist, presents us with an album of fascinating postage stamp illustrations and a description of the reason for each issue. Be sure to check out the 90 cent "Egg-rolling Women of Polaris" commerative stamp; the 45 cent "Naka-Nut Farmers of Tikar" agricultural stamp and the "Two-and-a Half Tenors" music appreciation stamp to name a few.

A visual treat - one can only hope for more messages from Entropia.


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