Legends of Runeterra
Illustration & Design
Aaron Johnson, & Derek Anderson
Riot Games, the creators of Legends of Rune Terra, the card game spin-off from League of Legends asked us to illustrate a series of fantasy travel posters for their new expansions. The art was used in social media to promote the new regions that were added to the game in 2020.
They wanted to invoke a feel of travel and wonder, so they gravitated toward the classic WPA style of travel poster art. Riot Games needed us to take what limited visual reference that existed and depict entire scenes from a fictitious world.
We explored the existing regions. of Rune Terra and pored over reference sketches that the game developers provided. We rendered new scenes from our imaginations combining our ideas with specific direction they gave us. The result was a series of travel posters that felt like our classic National Park posters, but were obviously not from this world!
We went into much more detail on our rough sketches than we normally do. It was important to communicate our ideas clearly with the game developers who were the only people in the world who had actually “been to these places.”
The end product is a poster series that transports the viewer into magical, fantastic, brutal, heroic, or terrifying places. The colors, compositions, textures, and lighting in these fantasy travel posters tell a story of adventure and wonder.
It was great working with Anderson Design Group. The illustration projects they did for Riot Games were well received. Very talented group!”
Content Producer, Riot Games