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About BOX=ART

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.






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Computer Bizmarck

1980

By Louis Hsu Saekow


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B-1 Nuclear Bomber

1980

By Bob Haynes


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Dragster

1980

By -


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Night Stalker

1982

By Jerrol Richardson


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Microsurgeon

1982

By Michael Becker


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Super Mario Bros.

1985

By Shigeru Miyamoto


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Skyfox

1984

By Butch Guice



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Final Fantasy

1986

By Yoshitaka Amano



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Gryzor

1988

By Bob Wakelin


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Blood Money

1989

By Peter Andrew Jones


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The NewZealand Story

1989

By Bob Wakelin


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Ghouls ‘n Ghosts

1989

By Yuji Kaida


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Brataccas

1986

By Roger Dean


Notable and influential box arts from around the world 1980 - 1989.

Dates shown are the original year the box arts were released.

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Mission Asteroid

1980

By Don Dixon


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QS Asteroids

1981

By Steinar Lund


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Altered Beast

1988

By Michiaki Satoh


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The Guardian Legend

1988

By Naoyuki Kato


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Autobahn

1981

By Janet Lopez


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Super Mario Bros. 2

1988

By Yoichi Kotabe


Sega-Galaga

1983

By -


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Super Mario Bros.

1985

By NOA


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The Legend of Zelda

1986

By Timothy Girvin


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Missile Command

1981

By George Opperman


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Pitfall!

1982

By -

Dragon Quest

1986

By Akira toriyama


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Gauntlet

1987

By Joseph Chiodo


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Mega Man 2

1989

By Marc William Ericksen


Super Mario Land

1989

By Yoichi Kotabe


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Gradius II

1988

By Akira Nishimura


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Computer Othello

1983

By Susumu Matsushita