http://www.gamesetwatch.com/arcan.jpg Eager GSW readers may remember the work of Cory Arcangel, who has been producing often video game-inspired art for a few years now - here's a neat gallery of some of his work.

Anyhow, the Videoludica site, which is for the line of game criticism books curated by Matteo Bittanti, has been talking about a book featuring Arcangel and his work, and simply named 'Beige'.

[EDIT: There was some confusion here, and Bittanti has posted in comments to explain: "The monograph on Cory Arcangel is already available, and it is published by a publisher called JRP/Ringier. I bought a copy at Kid Robot in San Francisco a couple of days ago and it simply rocks tempo grande. However, I'm now working with Italian publisher Johan & Levi on various Game Art projects. The first one will be announced next week and it's pretty juicy." Neat!]

It's explained: "Arcangel, who is 27 this year, is a full-fledged member of the generation that grew up on home video games. With Beige, a collective of fellow programmers, he has embarked on a hacker'­s nostalgia trip: his return to Super Mario Brothers removes all of the action to leave a landscape of blue sky and puffy clouds; Shoot Andy Warhol is a working video game in which viewers gain points for hitting Warhol and lose them by accidentally shooting Colonel Sanders, the Pope or Flavor Flav instead."

And, lest we forget: "Arcangel'­s work was shown at the 2004 Whitney Biennial" - making him by far the video game artist most accepted into the mainstream art world. Will there be more in the future? Hopefully so.