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Naughty Dog 30th Anniversary Fan Art Design Contest

Eric Monacelli's Avatar Posted by Community Strategist, Naughty Dog

Our 30th Anniversary art book has gone to print and will be ready in the coming months. We’re excited to show you our historical body of work. Now it’s time to involve you more directly in celebrating thirty years of Naughty Dog. We teamed up once again with We Love Fine and are pleased to announce the Naughty Dog 30th Anniversary fan art design contest.

Naughty Dog 30 Years / We Love Fine

We’ve seen some truly incredible fan art over the years. Now it’s your chance to show us the best of the best and win big. So get ready as submissions need to be sent in between July 8th and August 5th, 2014.

Before we go into the contest prizes, we wanted to point out the recent announcement of our involvement with Lucca Comics and Games festival in Italy. One of our Art Directors, Robh Ruppel, will be attending as the guest of honor to give a presentation, a workshop, and oversee the development of the art show we’ll have on-site there.

Speaking of art shows, you can win some amazing prizes in our 30th Anniversary fan art design contest. The Grand Prize Winner will win a trip to our United States art show at Gallery Nucleus where their work will be featured in the exhibit. Other prizes include copies of select Naughty Dog games and a signed, limited edition copy of The Art of Naughty Dog book. Grand prize will be determined by fan votes.

There are also special prizes awarded at the discretion of our guest judges. Details can be found on the contest page. You’ll have to be very, very good as the judges for the contest are Gallery Nucleus and none other than our current Naughty Dog Co-Presidents, Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra, and the founders of Naughty Dog, Jason Rubin and Andrew Gavin. All winning designs will be made into apparel that can be purchased on the We Love Fine website.

Look for even more exciting announcements and news to come. Follow us on Twitter and read our blog for the latest.

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ossiecastro5 said:

July 8th, 9:05 am

Can art related to Crash Bandicoot be done? This is incredible!

UltiGamer500 said:

July 8th, 9:06 am

30 years of the best developer ever. Awesome!

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    July 8th, 9:15 am

    30 years of the best fans ever. Thank you.

Pikmologist said:

July 8th, 9:09 am

I’m definitely interested in this… Thanks Eric. I could be lazy and enter my amazing Jak 2 drawing, but I want to make something new.

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    July 8th, 9:15 am

    Bring it on! Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

fireburn95 said:

July 8th, 9:27 am

Aww no crash? You cant ask activision for permission?

Can we enter if we’re in UK as well?

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    July 8th, 10:25 am

    We asked. It’s not something we can offer for this.

    You can enter but you won’t be eligible for any of the prizes.

snakeeyes211 said:

July 8th, 9:29 am

Please just take my wallet already :-)

CFC-EdenHazard17 said:

July 8th, 9:33 am

Best developer ever, love you so much !!!
Can’t wait for the Uncharted 4, and hope you guys will have some new IP on PS4.

snakeeyes211 said:

July 8th, 9:37 am

I would like to see uncharted being remastered so people that are buying their first PlayStation could play through the series before uncharted 4

Hooligantuan said:

July 8th, 9:37 am

Bluh, still hate that goatee on Jak.

Those second and third games were such massive missteps coming off of that first game. I hope the industry is “over” taking a solid idea and then turning it “dark and gritty” thinking it’ll be cooler or sell better.

Jak & Daxter was a great game. Jak 2 and 3, the wrooong guys were on the design team.

SeanStrange said:

July 8th, 9:40 am

Jeez. 30 years?! Woah. But thank you Naughty Dog. For all of your astounding games and hard work! You guys were the focal point of my childhood. Can’t wait to see what you guys come out with in the future, even beyond Uncharted 4. Kudos to you all!

MaDogNik96 said:

July 8th, 9:46 am

I was looking at that We Love Fine site and was hoping to get a plain black t-shirt with The Last of Us logo on it, like the kind you see in Uncharted 3 multiplayer skins. Unfortunately I didn’t see one, but is it available anywhere else?

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    Eric Monacelli said:

    July 8th, 10:28 am

    That was a studio-only design. It’s not for sale…yet :)

Hefestus91 said:

July 8th, 10:02 am

This calls for a Naughty dog sale :D

Zacky-V-A7X said:

July 8th, 10:07 am

This is awesome!!, You guys are really the best developer period. Can’t wait for Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End :).

andremal said:

July 8th, 10:18 am

My artistic talent amounts to NIL but I support this contest! I’ve directed a friend of mine here. Echo sentiments of your Development Talent. Definitely one of my favorite studios. Congratulations on 30 years!

madmanwithabox12 said:

July 8th, 10:21 am

Activision is the worst. Naughty Dog made Crash (who in turn made them), yet ND can’t use their own creation to celebrate 30 years of making great games? Ridiculous.

But enough about them, here’s to you guys. Hands-down my favourite game developers ever. The Crash trilogy and CTR were some of the best games on PS1. The Jak trilogy is one of my favourites of all time and Jak X was a nice book-end to that. Uncharted is a fantastic series and The Last of Us is still, in my honest opinion, the greatest game ever made. That, Tomb Raider and Tearaway made 2013 for me. Without Naughty Dog, PlayStation would be a far worse place for sure. Truly one of the greats, up there with Rockstar North, Rocksteady, Media Molecule, Nintendo EAD and Sony Japan Studios.

I love what you guys do, keep making excellent games and I’ll keep on buying them! Here’s to Naughty Dog!

D-Squad3 said:

July 8th, 10:50 am

Oh man votes gets the grand prize? That’s never a good thing but I will still definitely enter this contest! I really hope I can come up with something people will vote for.

Oh and PLEASE make that the Last of Us shirt which is currently “studio-only design” available to everyone, I will certainly buy one!

odalisvargasyaho said:

July 8th, 11:06 am

Naughty Dog going to make more games of Jack and Daxter?

Matrix_Lion said:

July 8th, 11:14 am

I will be your champion.

FaLLeN_717 said:

July 8th, 11:16 am

How much will the Artbook cost? I want it!!!

medenko1975 said:

July 8th, 11:26 am


ratchetcool44 said:

July 8th, 11:50 am

Now if they can continue on with the Jak and Daxter games…

Elvick_ said:

July 8th, 11:55 am

Ugh, Activision is why we can’t have nice things.

VegasAceVII said:

July 8th, 12:01 pm

I adore NaughtyDog! Happy 30 years!

Welmosca said:

July 8th, 12:12 pm

I would really like to win those prizes….anyway I probably won’t have time to enter the contest.

Arioch said:

July 8th, 12:14 pm

Um isn’t it 25 years? They founded in 1989. I believe that Keef the Thief was their first title.

android92 said:

July 8th, 12:23 pm

Dude all the original Jak and Daxter games got better and better! Jak looked so bad @$$ with a goatee!


July 8th, 1:52 pm

3D art allowed or just hand drawing? I can do both but I’m curious.

CommandingTiger said:

July 8th, 3:33 pm

Sony bought back the rights for Crash.
Are you sure we can’t?

JosephDUDEhola1 said:

July 8th, 4:08 pm

Just hoped you guys have planned another Jak game. Is the best game I played on PS2 when I bought it back in the day..

And I did bought the collection for both PS3 & Vita for a reason. ^^

Just hope it gets continued and with a proper ending just like Uncharted is getting which is the best game I played when I bought my PS3 bundle of Uncharted. :D I just saw the naughty dog logo, & I knew I would love the game!

As for The Last of Us I kinda took a temporary skip because of the PS4 launching and didn’t had the funds..
Then when, I got the few bucks to buy it, out of nowhere!, TLOU remasted was announced for PS4!! So I decided to wait just a bit more & because of the benefits for reserving it on PS Store, K just went to walgreens & bought a $50 + $10 PSN card(which in the end I ended up paying $50 only because of the price change) & reserve the game ^^ can’t wait to try it out! I’ve been waiting for too long, but 29th is just around the corner! :D

xCROSSxFADEx said:

July 8th, 4:41 pm

30 years of the best games I’ve ever played. And are there any plans on bringing back Jak and Daxter in the future or getting back Crash? If you can share that information.

LightTriforce said:

July 8th, 7:09 pm


Sadly those rumors were considered false.

LightTriforce said:

July 8th, 7:11 pm

Also happy 30 years for you guys at NaughtyDog. You guys have been always one of my few favorite video game developers. :)

DarkOne_PR said:

July 8th, 9:36 pm

WHT is wrong with sony!!! c,mon go and buy crash bandicoot back already! JESUS!!!!!

DarkOne_PR said:

July 8th, 9:38 pm

and Congrats ND for being the best out there… tell sony that nostalgia sells and have followers… if u dont believe me ask nintendo ;)

DarkOne_PR said:

July 8th, 9:40 pm

Oh one more thing ND….. I have the LOU season pass on ps3… does it give something for the ps4 version? also does PS3 and PS4 players play the online together? (cross play) hope its a yes since thats the only factor i need to happen for the double dip.

Fusion13 said:

July 8th, 10:14 pm

This doesn’t feel right without Crash… Sony please!!!! get Crash back. At least do a remaster of the ND games!

Besides that, congrats! Your guys are the best thing to happen to gaming. I love ND!

BelowZer0__ said:

July 8th, 11:05 pm

I’m a huge fan of Naughty Dogs work. I’ve played the first four crash games to many times to count and 100% them. I’ve even been to Santa Monica to visit them but we weren’t allowed up there. At least Insomniac let us in. Anyways, I would also love to know if ps3 user can play with ps4 users. That way my brother and I can play together. I would also love to know if the ps4 version is split screen online if it’s not cross play compatible.

SteeLFaisca said:

July 9th, 4:14 am

You do not understand the importance of Crash. Forget that this dog paw on the logo of the company, is from the Crash Bandicoot.

RHENVAR1 said:

July 9th, 5:48 am

Hi, I can partecipate to the contest from Italy!? Thanks!
Uncharted best series of all times!!!


July 9th, 6:54 am

Happy B. Day!

And I’ll try something for contest ;)

Einhander138 said:

July 9th, 5:07 pm

Can we draw a picture of all the money that was gouged out of our wallets for Uncharted DLC?

I’m guessing Canadians aren’t eligible either.

Oh and no Crash? Way to whitewash your “30” years of history.

Shouldn’t the title be changed to “25”?

aaronjohnmiller said:

July 11th, 12:37 pm

i’m gonna do the hidden intro logo from Rings of Power, is that cool?

Magnifai said:

July 13th, 4:46 am

From Math Jam to The Last of us :]

Elvick_ said:

July 14th, 7:01 am

@40: It’s not their fault. They don’t have the rights, Activision wouldn’t let them use his likeness in this contest.

What can they do? Nothing.

@37: They do, they just couldn’t do it. If they didn’t understand, they wouldn’t have asked Activision.

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