The Art of Blender Open Movies

$59.00 $49.00

To celebrate 10 years of Open Movies we are making a high-quality printed book in the popular “Art of” format. Release date: October 2017 (was May 2017). The book will have never before published artwork, interviews with the directors and background stories.

Pre-order now and get a discount.

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10 years of Open Movies

To celebrate 10 years of open movie productions, the Blender Institute is publishing an art-focused book giving you an illustrated look at the evolution of the Blender shorts. Through art (including never-before-released concept art) and exclusive interviews, we will tell you the tale of the Blender Institute and the many people who made its eight film productions to date possible (plus a preview of projects to come), the stories not told and paths not taken.

  • Proposed storylines that wound up on the cutting-room floor
  • Insight into the evolution of the Blender
  • A must-have for every open movie (and animation) lover!

Check out the preview!

We’ve already made some early mock-ups of the book in progress – download them here to get a sense of the look and feel of the release to come. The work shared here is not final and will appear in the final book in a (slightly) different form, but they give you a taste of what to expect from the final publication.

Content You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

In this book you will find previously unreleased content, art, and story ideas. Plus interviews with and commentary from key open-movie players, including: Andy Goralczyk, Bassam Kurdali, Beorn Leonard, Colin Levy, David Revoy, Hjalti Hjálmarsson, Ian Hubert, Mathieu Auvray, Matias Mendiola, Pablo Vazquez, Sacha Goedegebure, Sarah Laufer and Ton Roosendaal.


Top-Quality Design

The final book will be released in a luxe hardcover format with a dust-jacket and high-quality paper showcasing full-color images. This will be the real deal.

  • 160 pages
  • 135 gram satin MC paper
  • Full, rich color
  • Printed in the EU

The team

Author: Elysia Brenner

Elysia is an American writer based in Amsterdam who previously worked with the Blender Institute documenting the Cosmos Laundromat project. Get a taste of her writing on the Project Gooseberry blog and in articles for, BlenderArt, etc.

Design: Andreas Trenker

Andreas Trenker is an Italian multidisciplinary designer. After studying in Italy and Israel he graduated at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. There he is working as teaching assistant at the Faculty of Design and Art since three years. In the past six years he designed for clients all over Europe.

Pre-Sale Perks

Once released, the book will be sold worldwide for €59 plus shipping. However, during our special pre-sale you can secure your copy for €39. Not only that, but your pre-sale purchase will also get you a special thank you and happy holiday card signed by the team!

Production Schedule

The book will be completed in January; design will be finished in February, and then proofed and sent for final print. In May the book will be shipped worldwide!

About this book

  • A real collector’s item
  • All-new interviews
  • Concept art you won’t find on the web
  • Proposed storylines that wound up on the cutting-room floor
  • Insight into the evolution of the Blender software
  • Support more open movie production
  • A must-have for every open movie (and animation) lover!


Weight 1 kg