Hello again! A few days ago, we shared details about the handheld collaboration products, in conjunction with the launch of God of War Ragnarök.
For those of you who would like to add a little toughness and protection to your smartphones, popular global lifestyle accessories brand CASETiFY will launch God of War Ragnarök capsule collections of smartphone cases (select models ).
The collection includes illustrations and designs from Asia-based illustrators who have produced prominent works, such as daily online comics, traditionally inspired artwork, graffiti style and strip series. successful comics.
Studio Gyung (South Korea)
Lee Kyu Young (aka Gyung Studio on Instagram) is a South Korean artist famous for his illustrations depicting the daily life of his partner, two cats, and his love of basketball.
“This collaborative project is unique and challenging for me as I have never worked on video game illustration before. Also, the theme of God of War is very different from my own drawing style and theme.
As I searched for stories and references from the game God of War (2018), the relationship between father and son first caught my attention, and I thought it was more like a family story , which concerns everyone. As a result, I thought it would be nice to highlight the relationship between Kratos and Atreus by drawing them both in my own lighthearted style as they prepare to fight their adversities together.
Chih Kang Dog (Taiwan)
Chien Chih Kang is a popular ink artist, antique restorer, transmedia artist and character designer. His works have the beauty of oriental culture, including ink painting, calligraphy, ancient murals, ukiyo-e and other elements. Although his work incorporates contemporary pop figures, his art often has a strong feel of traditional Asian art.
“For this God of War Ragnarök collaboration, I presented the main characters in the style of ukiyo-e or traditional Japanese murals, depicting the dramatic duel of Kratos and Atreus against Thor with the Fimbulwinter snow background, as printed in my work.”
James Khoo Fuk-lung (Hong Kong)
James Khoo Fuk-lung is a popular and iconic Hong Kong cartoonist and illustrator. ), The 8th Copper Man in Shaolin(少林寺第八銅人), Kung Fu(功夫), Kill The King(刺•皇) and many others, who created a significant influence on a generation of artists in Asia .
James’ drawing style was heavily influenced and inspired by American comics and Japanese manga. His work was representative in style and color, also meticulously detailed. Its design offered deep insight into the background through unique and amazing visuals.
“As a gamer myself, I have played games on PlayStation consoles for my leisure, while sometimes my gaming experience has inspired me for my comic book creation. This is the first time I creates illustrations for video game characters, so I’m very excited and challenged by this collaboration.
As I learned more about God of War (2018) and God of War Ragnarök, I decided to set the theme of the artwork to represent the solidarity between Kratos and Atreus in battle, as well as the power of unity of Father and Son, reflected in drawing with my comic visual style.
Jappy Agoncillo is a muralist and illustrator from Manila, Philippines. Her works are an amalgamation of diverse interests and experiences, resulting in heavily layered pieces, rich in color and vibrant detail, and eager to tell a story. He has worked with international fashion, film, technology and lifestyle brands, in addition to having worked in New York, Los Angeles and Mumbai.
“The artwork is heavily inspired by the mythos that gave rise not only to recent God of War games, but also to its predecessors. I wanted a room filled with Easter eggs and story details, just as richer than ancient Greek and Norse mythology storytelling I used the myths as the basis for the included elements, such as Jormungandr wrapping around the artwork just as the myths suggest he wraps around of the world, Skoll and Hati teasing the start of Ragnarok, the flames of Muspelheim and the ice of Fimbulwinter – a call to how the Norse world began and how it will eventually end. Art is not just about showing the growth and relationship of our main protagonists, but also where they come from, what they’ve been through and what lies ahead.
Works by James and Jappy are also featured in our regional God of War Ragnarök mural series. Please stay tuned to PlayStation Asia and PlayStation HK social channels for more updates on our mural activation in Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.
The CASETiFY x God of War Ragnarök Collection will be released on November 9, 2022 at 4pm HKT, exclusively at https://www.casetify.com/co-lab/god-of-war-ragnarok (Worldwide Shipping) and all CASETiFY STUDiO stores in Hong Kong. Don’t wait for Thor to wake you up from your nap, these phone cases will sell out like lightning.