BOX=ART: Retrogamer and modern video game box art history.


Video game box art and artist history database



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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 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.

All information on this site is through my own findings and is believed to be correct.  Any corrections, errors or admissions that need to be made, or artists that would like to be involved in BOX=ART, please feel free to contact me.


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>Frank Cirocco.

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>Leander by Tim White.

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>Batalyx by Steinar Lund.

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>UFO: Enemy Unknown.

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>Lords of Karma.

Added - 9/12/2017.

>Wings of Death by Celal Kandemiroglu.

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>Robo Army by Shinkiro.

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1. Wings of Death.

2. Lords of Karma.

3. Castlevania: Bloodlines.

4. Robo Army.

5. Castlevania Chronicles.

6. Volleyball.

7. Ghost Pilots.

8. Ant Attack.

9. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

10. Gradius.


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BOX=ART is a database dedicated to acknowledging the men and women who since the early 1970’s have been designing the art that adorns video game packaging.

Each page of the alphabet is split into two columns. The right-sided column details box art artists, profiling them when of interest and listing their known cover arts; the left-sided column is a general box art directory.  

The Definition of Box art...

The terms box art and cover art are one and the same and are used interchangeably throughout the site.

Box art’s must include a design or artwork that has been printed on some kind of physical casing. This means the marketing artworks used to promote download video games - with no physical release - will not be covered on this site. Neither will arcade promotional artworks that were not released on a home console/ computer.  

The only exception to these rules are early North American home computer video games (around 1980) which tended to ship in clear plastic bags rather than a case of somekind. In these instances the manual covers are used.