Nivanh Chanthara has lived and breathed concept design for more than 20 years. A lifelong passion for mechs and dedication to his craft has fuelled his journey from graffiti artist to designer of iconic creations in TV, game and film.

Dreaming in Mech: The Art of Nivanh Chanthara presents a remarkable body of work exploring mech, cyborg and vehicle designs from sketches to finished concepts, and reveals Nivanh’s creative strategies in a series of illustration and photobash breakdowns.

Dreaming in Mech
Nivanh Chanthara
Nivanh Chanthara
Senior Concept Artist

Nivanh Chanthara is a self-taught senior concept artist who has been designing characters, environments and props for the Deus Ex franchise. Nivanh also designs for the film and television industry and has recently developed art for the new Ghost in the Shell, American Gods, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, KIN and his ongoing personal dystopian city project, Babiru.

What do they think about Dreaming in Mech?
“Beautiful art book filled with gorgeous full-color artwork. [...] Some artists will try to squeeze in a story to explain things, but there's no time wasted on that here. I don't know that that makes much of a difference, though, because this type of book is eye candy. Buy it to flip through and take inspiration. Drive you to put a little extra time/effort into your own sketches and/or final pieces.”
Jason Cox
“The book contains amazing arts by Nivanh Chanthara. Can’t wait to see more of his work or another Artstation magazine series. I really recommend art lovers to have this book.”
Jovin Criswell
“Fantastic book, great quality paper and hi-rez images. Great imtro by 123klan and fabulous content.”
Grzegorz Prochal