The Art of Cars 2 is the official concept art book of the Pixar animated film Cars 2. It is published by Chronicle Books on June 22, 2011, and written by Ben Queen and Karen Piak. It has a foreword by John Lasseter.
Cars 2 is a globetrotting, high-octane ride through the world of Lightning McQueen, his best friend Mater, and an international collection of completely new characters. The Art of Cars 2 follows the development of the second installment in the Cars series, from the first story concepts and the film-makers' worldwide research to the intricate "carified" details that make up the unique Cars 2 universe.
Featuring the behind-the-scenes concept art that went into the film's creation--including color scripts, storyboards, character studies, environmental art, sculpts, and more--as well as a forward by director and racecar-enthusiast John Lasseter, The Art of Cars 2 celebrates the art and intrigue of this amazing new Pixar film.