This collector's edition book is about the evolution of video games over the past 50 years.
The typography and iconography in the book mimics the functionality of video game UI.
Graphically Dehanced explores the evolution of video games over the past 50 years. Much like the evolution of video games, the book also evolves as the user progresses through the narrative. As you get deeper into the book and closer to modern day, the pixel art gradually shifts into rasterized 2D and then 3D.
One of the first mechanics implemented into the book was the "Start" button mechanic. Similar to video games where the "Start" button activates the start of the game, the layout insinuates turning the page will begin the book.
Other mechanics such as Pong leading the reader from the left to the right of the page and Pacman about to eat the tasty title of the last page all show parallels between the fundamentals of graphic design and video game design mechanics.