The Art of Magic: the Gathering
When you work on MTG, you receive what is called a 'style guide'. This book is full of concept art for that particular set of cards, and ensures that all the future commissioned artwork will maintain a consistent look. These style guides are absolutely stunning, as is all the work that comes as result of them. Every set of cards results in literally hundreds of works of brilliant art.
Just about every Illustrator I know that works on Magic the Gathering has asked themselves at some point... "Why is there no 'art of' book?"
Well, lo and behold, the wait is over!
Thanks to Parka Blogs (one of my favorite art book review sites), you can see a sample of the work contained in the book in the video below:
And the best part about this book, Amazon details it's description as 'Magic the Gathering (Book 1)', which I can only take to mean that there will be more of these books in the near future.
You can order your copy here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/142158249X