Wizards of the Coast and Viz Media have cooperated to bring us many Magic The Gathering artbooks over the last few years. The card game has now been around for 25 years, so it’s time for something special. Presenting Magic The Gathering: Concepts and Legends, an anniversary celebration containing the best from the first quarter-century of MTG art.

The book was put together by James Wyatt, senior game designer for the series. Since 2000 he’s created five novels, more than 20 short stories, one poem and dozens of D&D sourcebooks during his time at Wizards. Now he brings the ultimate Magic The Gathering artbook, featuring lush artwork from the game’s history, behind-the-scenes sketches and insider commentary.

“CONCEPTS &LEGENDS pulls from the art and design teams’ sketch books and notes to focus on where the worlds and lore of Magic The Gathering started 25 years ago, where we are now, and where we’re going to go next,” says Joel Enos, Senior Editor. “Made to highlight the 25th Anniversary of Magic The Gathering, this is the ultimate collector’s book for Magic fans around the world.”

Magic The Gathering: Concepts and Legends is available starting today, at an MSRP of $39.99.

magic the gathering: concepts and legends

James Wyatt and the Wizards of the Coast team of storytellers and artists open up the archives to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at how they develop the look and feel of the characters, planes, and creatures of the world’s most popular trading card game. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Magic:The Gathering, this beautiful collector’s hardcover book features artwork, sketches and commentary showcasing the expansive world that has captivated generations.