The Studio Update

The Studio brings to PlayStation a collection of Static and Dynamic Themes for PS3 and PSP from some of the world’s greatest artists to create one of the best showcases of digital art anywhere in the world and they are all available for you to download.

We have partnered with Studio Output, one of the world’s most tuned-in creative design and production companies, to help us curate The Studio collection and ensure only the finest offerings in everything from urban street art to illustration are included.

Here is an update of the latest Themes from The Studio that on the PlayStation Store.

Finnish born Kustaa Saksi started the month with ‘The Outer Woods’, a syrupy, psychedelic vision that draws on both organic and digital worlds for inspiration. Having worked across fashion, entertainment and music, Kustaa’s wide diversity of clients and interests are all represented in this strangely captivating theme, with its creepy characters and surrealist landscape.

Joining Kustaa in this first November release was Studio Output with Totem. Towering, turning totems loom in the background of this theme, which like an eternal game of consequences, throws strange together characters, shapes and colours creating something the like of which has never been seen behind an XMB before!

Next up, The Studio welcomes the mighty Luke Insect. Luke’s neo-psychadelic illustrations have donned many a record sleeve, magazine cover and advertising billboard (fans of The Prodigy will know his work well) but never before have they been transported into the world of animation. Using his trademark eye-scorching colour schemes and out-of-this-world imagery, ‘Collide o’ Scope’ transports you from the comfort of your living room into a time tunnel of other-worldly lights, colours and patterns.

And lastly but by no means least, we wrap up November with ‘Amphenge’ by Michael Gillette. A man who needs no introduction, Swansea-born, San Fran resident Gillette has been creating iconic, pop-art inspired art since the early 1990s – including the iconic ‘To The 5 Boroughs’ sleeve for the Beastie Boys and the cover art for the reissues of the complete James Bond collection of books. Instinctively threaded with a British mod aesthetic and inspired by his musical heroes, the same influences can be seen in this new piece for PlayStation. ‘Amphenge’ a mystical place hewn out of Solid ROCK, Rolled by ancient roadies and turned way up to Eleven. Gillette also claims repeated visits to Amphenge can supernaturally improve your gaming scores. What’s not to lose!

In case you are new to The Studio or missed the latest releases here is a quick video showcasing the Themes from cutting edge graphic and digital artists, illustrators and graphic designers around the world that have released onto The Studio over the last few weeks.

In a world where art and gaming continue to converge, the digital creations on offer at The Studio are the ultimate design accessories allowing you to turn your PS3 or PSP into a personalised digital gallery.. Available to download from just €0.99 to €2.99* each, you can choose from a wide range of Static and Dynamic themes for the XMB.

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Free ‘The Studio’ T-Shirt for HOME when you buy a theme – that was 6 months ago and we’re still waiting!!!!

Very pretty pictures, but is there any chance of taking some of the programmers off this job temporarily and getting them to fix the Web browser on the PS3?
I cant view this page and most others on my console?! An update is long overdue.

Immortal-Wolf- 25 November, 2011 @ 21:49


That site is way too common as everyone uses that but do you know a dynamic themes web site free download as i do but i ain’t telling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I do love a good Studio Dynamic theme, my fave so far is the Pixorama E Boy one.
Any chance of some more Pix/E Boy themes????

I would like to thank the team that got The Studio idea together and brought us such a superb set of original themes for us to enjoy. The PS+ discount is a bonus as well. There is something there for all tastes. My personal favourites are Superfeierabend(I have had 3 people ask me if it was a game on seeing it on my XMB. Imagine that, a whole game using that art style!), The Manic Dream (tho awesome the theme is totally different to what the promo shots of it are in the store. You need to change those shots so people whom might not be as happy to get what I got can see what they are really getting), A World of moving shapes & Colours & finally Oppla. Phew, I thought it was just me that didn’t get my t-shirt in Home until I saw comment No. 1, this needs addressing as well. The new themes featured above look kl, esp the cat. Thanks The Studio… peace

Aaaargh, the studio didn’t mean the videostore!!
Anyway any update on the release of the videostore for 2011,
Or has it been cancelled for the remaining EU?
Promissed in 2009 for 2010
Promissed in 2010 for 2011
4 weeks remain still no news

hi i am writing to ask could u please add mortal kombat arcade collection to the playstation store i want to dowload it its been 2 months i emailed scee ltd and they said ask the ps community pls find a solution to this

Most of the themes for the PS3 are useless – designers obviously forget that the menu font needs to be READABLE when it’s composited with the theme.

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