Artist ‘Disappointed’ That Borderlands 2’s Manual Art Swipes From His Designs
If you’ve seen artist Olly Moss’ work, then you’ve gone out and learned his name. Over the last few years, Moss has won a loyal following with his impressively designed homages to geekdom’s sacred texts, as well cinematic classics. His posters for The Dark Knight Rises, Source Code, Moon and Rocky create visual puns and motifs that boil down what’s great about those works into a singularly striking iconography.
He’s done work based on video games, too, with prints based on Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. And Moss turned in striking cover art — maybe the best of 2011 — for Resistance 3 last year.
But a piece of art in the Borderlands 2 box — which looks a whole lot like Moss’ signature silhouette style — isn’t by him. And Moss is bummed out by it.