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BOX=ART is a site dedicated to the history of video game box art/ cover art and the artists responsible for them.

Box arts are profiled from a variety of angles using high quality scans and with the intention of acknowledging the men and women who have played such a major role in shaping our gaming experiences.

Not only for video game enthusiasts, BOX=ART is for all who enjoy quality artwork.


The history and the artists behind video game box art

Artist profile page A - Z| BOX=ART

Profiles of some of the great video game box artists, including catalogues of works


Box art review page 123-H| BOX=ART

Modern and retro box arts are reviewed, exploring what it is that makes their designs so good


70's gallery page| BOX=ART

Highlighting the very earliest box art designs in the industry

1970’s gallery

80's gallery page| BOX=ART

Exploring the explosion of creativity when East met West for the first time

1980’s gallery

90's gallery page| BOX=ART

Highlights the rise of the mascot and the early beginnings of computer art

1990’s gallery

00's gallery page| BOX=ART

A post millennium look and the best of modern cover art design  

2000’s gallery

Video game box art decade page| BOX=ART

In-depth box art history by year, including gallery of influential and standout covers


Japanese box art page| BOX=ART

A look at some of the most beloved and iconic covers from Japan

Japanese gallery

American box art page| BOX=ART

Explores the pioneering beginnings of the box art medium to present day

American gallery

European box art page| BOX=ART

Looks at the early beginnings in the late 70’s until present times

European gallery

Box art history from popular video game series are profiled

Game series

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Iconic publishers and their box art histories are covered in detail


Cover arts specific to some of the most beloved consoles of yesteryear are profiled




Niche box art and art genres are explored, including histories

Special gallery


A-Z index of profiled box arts


History 1985 page| BOX=ART

Archived article


BOX=ART has a retrospective look at the influencial box art history of 1985.

By Adam Gidney


Star Wars series box art page| BOX=ART

Recent article

Game Series

BOX=ART profiles Star Wars’ iconic cover art history and the artists behind them.

By Adam Gidney


The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes box art review page| BOX=ART

Recent article


BOX=ART review’s John Jinks’ wonderfully abstract cover art for Mindscape’s Sherlock Holmes adventure.

By Adam Gidney