To celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 25th Anniversary, SEGA has decided to partner with the UK’s leading fine arts publisher, Washington Green, to have artists produce art pieces inspired by the little blue hedghehog.
This installation allows fans and collector’s see Sonic the Hedgehog in ways never seen before. The collection is designed to be a celebration and a tribute to Sonic offering a diverse range of works in a number of different styles and mediums, from sculptures to paintings.
A selection of the original pieces will then be reproduced as signed limited editions available through Washington Green’s Castle Fine Art galleries across the UK. Each signed edition will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity hand-signed by Nato Oshima, one of the founding members and designers of the original Sonic franchise.
SEGA Europe’s Director of Brand Licensing Jason Rice said:
“Our goal when it came to Sonic’s 25th Anniversary was to celebrate, but also mark the occasion with a series of initiatives which take a unique view on what is one of the world’s most iconic video game characters. The Sonic licensing programme is already well known for its art programmes but we wanted to really push the boundaries with this project. With Washington Green we have been able to create a one-of-a-kind collection for the franchise. They have given us access to some of contemporary art’s most celebrated artists not to mention a number of new up and coming talents. The result is a collection of truly stunning and innovative works from some of the finest painters and sculptors around today.”
The signed limited edition pieces are currently in development and will launch across all 34 Castle Fine Art galleries in the UK on Friday, December 2. You can also go and see these works in person as well as pick up one of the limited pieces at Castle Fine Art, South Molton Street, London, W1K 5RR, following a VIP launch the previous evening.