KOLONIE

KOLONIE

by Patrick Hanenberger, Christian Schellewald
     
 

In the future, a new land on the edges of the universe, Kolonie, has been found with untapped sources of oil. Colonization follows immediately. Watch the story and the stunning visuals unfold for this new world through the expert eyes, hands and minds of artists Patrick Hanenberger and Christian Schellewald.
 
The Kolonie was a fairly unimportant world

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Overview

In the future, a new land on the edges of the universe, Kolonie, has been found with untapped sources of oil. Colonization follows immediately. Watch the story and the stunning visuals unfold for this new world through the expert eyes, hands and minds of artists Patrick Hanenberger and Christian Schellewald.
 
The Kolonie was a fairly unimportant world at the fringes of the known universe. Although its climate and living conditions make it a habitable environment, the immense distance to the central worlds left it provincial and there were no serious plans for any form of colonization.
 
When the first oilfields were discovered, an enormous rush to the Kolonie started immediately. At that time space travel, and any other form of transportation was still completely dependent upon oil. Millions of colonists left their worlds to find their fortunes on the Kolonie. A new class of spaceships was constructed to ferry settlers and supplies to the distant world and bring back oil and oil products in vast quantities.
 
Kapitol, the main city on the Kolonie grew into a huge metropole and for more than a decade its spaceport was one of the busiest of the entire universe. When oil was finally replaced by other more efficient energy sources, importing it from the Kolonie to the main planet ceased to be profitable.
 
The large oil corporations pulled out and shipping to the Kolonie stopped entirely within a short amount of time.
Occasionally a government ship from the central world lands on the Kolonie to bring new government troops and officials, spare parts and new technology and sometimes a few passengers.
 
Leaving the Kolonie is difficult and very costly and far too many people are stranded and long to go back to their less remote home planets.

But there are still a few adventurers and fortune seekers who manage to travel to the Kolonie, which still offers many opportunities.
 
This book is the first chapter in introducing the visually rich world of the Kolonie as well as its inhabitants and technology.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933492506
Publisher:
Design Studio Press
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Hanenberger was born in Melbourne Australia and raised in Wiesbaden, Germany. He moved to the United States to study Industrial and Graphic Design at the University of Michigan. He continued on to earn a second degree in Transportation Design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Today he works as a production designer in the animation industry, concept artist for live action films and part-time college instructor. Patrick currently resides in Los Angeles. He spends much of his free time drawing with Christian or walking around town with a coffee, his girlfriend Margaret and Rufus the dog…
 
Christian Schellewald was born in Essen, Germany, where he also went to University to study visual communication, with an accent on illustration, graphic design and film design. He worked as an illustrator for advertising agencies and magazines in Germany before starting to work as a layout artist for an animation studio in London, which eventually led to a job as an art director for an animation company in the US. Christian lives with his wife Katrin and daughter Karla in Los Angeles.

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