To commemorate the upcoming South Central Premium Upgrade for Midnight Club: Los Angeles, Rockstar is proud to announce a special collaboration with three visionary LA-based artists – Augustine Kofie, Jeff Soto and Coop – to create and curate a unique artist design series directly inspired by the blockbuster racing game.
Their inspiration was guided by the authentic speed, vehicles, and culture of Los Angeles that are present in the game. The result of their work enhances and realizes our goal to create the most compelling and immersive virtual Los Angeles ever seen on consoles.
Their one-of-a-kind designs can be seen within the game and will soon be adorning limited-edition apparel, prints, console skins and more. Below is an array of downloadable wallpapers of these designs as well as screenshots of how they appear in-game - plus extended information on the artists themselves and their creations.
Midnight Club: Los Angeles – South Central hits the PLAYSTATION®Network and Xbox LIVE® on March 19. Click here for more information on that special downloadable upgrade release.
Loosely inspired by childhood memories of handheld construction toys such as interlocking plastic bricks & wooden blocks, Augustine Kofie's work reflects moods which are both Cubist, Abstract & Architectural all in one. He has been producing various works in his home town of Los Angeles for over 15 years. As an enthusiast for the audio and visual refuse of the past, Kofie's artwork reflects a life-long interest in diverse genres of Western Art, Russian avant-garde, Dutch Modernism as well as the progressive west coast Graffiti Arts movement.
Through striking visual imagery, Jeff Soto communicates profound visions and fears, nostalgia of his youth, and themes of love, lust, and hope. Soto's distinct color palette, subject matter, technique and bold themes resonate with a growing audience. Inspired by childhood toys, the colorful lifestyle of skateboarding and graffiti, hip-hop and popular culture, Soto's representational work is simultaneously accessible and stimulating.
Coop (aka Chris Cooper) finished high school, skipped art school, and arrived in Los Angeles in the late 80's where he immediately got to work subverting the mainstream. Chances are good you've seen some manifestation of his merchandising juggernaut: smoking devils, devil-girls, hotrods or space aliens on rock posters, t-shirts, hats, skateboards, toys, shot glasses, Zippo lighters, and much more. He's created posters for Nirvana, Soundgarden, The Sex Pistols and many others, and album cover art for everyone from the Monomen to the Ramones.