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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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Tactics Ogre: Let us Cling Together | Square Enix | 2010 | by Akihiko Yoshida | PSP.

Tag team Wrestling | Data East USA | 1986 | NA ver. | by Frank Cirocco | Apple II, Commodore 64, NES, PC Booter.

Taikō Risshiden | KOEI | 1992 | by Noriyoshi Ohrai | FM Towns, Mega Drive, PC-98, Super Famicom, X68000, Windows.

Taikō Risshiden II | KOEI | 1995 | by Noriyoshi Ohrai | PC-98, PS1, Saturn, Windows.

Talisman | Software 2000 | 1995 | by Celal Kandemiroglu | MS-DOS.

Tales of Monkey Island | LucasArts | 2009 | by Steve Purcell | Macintosh, Windows.

Tales of Monkey Island: Premium Edition | Lace Mamba Global | 2011 | by Steve Purcell | Macintosh, Windows.

Tales of Symphonia | Namco | 2003 | EU/ NA ver. | by Kosuke Fujishima | GameCube.

TalonSoft’s Divided Ground: Middle East Conflict 1948-1973 | Talonsoft | 2001 | by Kurt Miller | Windows.

Tangled Tales | ORIGIN Systems | 1989 | by Denis R. Loubet | Apple II, Commodore 64, MS-DOS.

Tank Arkade | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1982 | by Bob Haynes | Atari 8-bit, Commodore PET, TRS-80, VIC-20.

Tank Attack | CDS Software Ltd. | 1989 | by David John Rowe | Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Electron, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum.

Tanktics | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1981 | by Charles Kibler | Atari 8-bit, Apple II, Commodore 64, KIM, TRS-80.

Target Earth | Dreamworks | 1990 | NA ver. | by Roger Loveless | Genesis.

Target: Renagade | Ocean Software | 1988 | by Bob Wakelin | Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, NES, ZX Spectrum.

Targhan | Silmarils | 1989 | by Peter Andrew Jones | Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Macintosh, MS-DOS.

Task Force Harrier EX | Treco | 1991 | JPN ver. | by Yasushi Torisawa | Mega Drive.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross  Generation of Heroes | Capcom | 2008 | by Shinkiro | Nintendo Wii.
































































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Treasure Island Dizzy | Codemasters | 1988 | by Nigel Fletcher | Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum.

Treasure Island Dizzy saw resident Codemasters artist Nigel Fletcher take the reigns again after also designing the previous and debut cover for Dizzy the Ulitimate Cartoon Adventure (1987).  In comparison to that cover, Treasure would drop the distinctly airbrushed look and instead adopt a more cartooned approach - that wouldn’t look out of place in an 80’s Beano strip. It would inspire all other Dizzy box arts.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars | Capcom | 2010 | by Shinkiro.

Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars would see one of Capcom’s elite in house artists, Shinkiro, pay homage to early ‘Vs’ game, Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (1999).  It’s obvious inspiration with artist Bengus’ original has Capcom’s fighters set in an epic stare-off with Tatsunoko’s finest.  It would have all the artistic traits that make a Shinkiro box art; defined jaws, overt masculinity and clean lines, whist satisfyingly retaining a traditionally painted look but with a contemporary finish.

As with all of Shinkiro’s modern cover arts, Tatsunoko is a Photoshop creation, and sits comfortably next to the stylistically similar, and Japanese exclusive box art/game, Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes (2008).  The artist would return in 2011 to re-tread ground with the comparable, and brilliant, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.


Top Gear Rally | Midway | 1997 | EU/ NA ver. | by Peter Bollinger | Nintendo 64.

Bollinger’s Top Gear Rally would be typical of western box art designs in the late ‘90’s, with high end CG models used and created by design, marketing studios. The Japanese equivalent is also typical, still using traditional media and taking a more playful tone.  


    Index - 123 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Directory - 123 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll | Koei Co. | 2011 | by Jun Suemi | PS3.

Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll Premium Box | Koei Co. | 2011 | by Jun Suemi | PS3.

Troll | 1988 | Kixx | by Mark Wilkinson | Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum.

Trouble Shooter | Vic Tokai | 1991 | NA ver. | by Michael J. Winterbauer | Genesis.

Truxton | Sega | 1989 | by Yoshiaki Yoneshima | Genesis, Mega Drive.

Tsushima | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1985 | by Jim Talbot | Apple II, Commodore 64.

Tube, The | Quicksilva | 1987 | by Steinar Lund | Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum.

Turbo Girl | Dinamic Software | 1988 | by Luis Rojo |  Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum.







Total Eclipse | Crystal Dynamics | 1994 | by Steve Chorney | 3DO, PlayStation.

Total Eclipse | Incentive Software | 1988 | EU ver. | by Steinar Lund | Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum.

Tower Fra | Thalion Software | 1990 | by Michael Hellmich | Amiga.

Track Attack! | Broderbund Software | 1982 | by Marc William Ericksen | Apple II, Atari 8-bit.

Transarctica (Arctic Baron) | Silmarils | 1993 | by Rodney Matthews | Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh, MS-DOS.

Tranz Am | Ultimate - Play the Game | 1983 | by Tim Stamper | ZX Spectrum.

Taz in Escape from Mars | Sega | 1994 | by Greg Martin | Game Gear, Genesis, Master System, Mega Drive.

Taz-Mania | Sega | 1992 | by Greg Martin | Genesis, Master System, Mega Drive.

Taz-Mania 2 | THQ | 1997 | by Greg Martin | Game Boy.

Team Yankee | Empire Software | 1990 | UK ver. | by Steinar Lund | Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, MS-DOS.

Telengard | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1982 | by Greg Theakston | Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, Commordore PET, MS-DOS.

Tempest | Electric Dreams Software | 1987 | by David John Rowe | Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum.

Temple of Apshai Trilogy | Epyx | 1985 | by Ken Macklin | Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, Thomson TO.

Temple of Terror | Adventuresoft UK | 1987 | by Chris Achilleos | Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum.

Templos Sagrados Vol I, Los | Aventuras AD | 1991 | by Luis Rojo | Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum.

Templos Sagrados Vol II, Los | Aventuras AD | 1992 | by Luis Rojo | Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum.

Tempo Jr. | Sega | 1995 | EU/ NA ver. | by Marc William Ericksen | Game Gear.

Tenkaichi Bushi Keru Nagūru | Namco | 1989 | by Kōichi Tokita | Famicom.

Tennis | Mattel Electronics | 1980 | by Jerrol Richardson | Intellivision.  

Terminator, The: Rampage | Bethesda Software | 1993 | by Simon Bisley | MS-DOS.

Terra Cognita | Codemasters | 1986 | by Nigel Fletcher | Amstrad CPC, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum.

Terra Phantastica | Sega | 1996 | by Akihiro Yamada | Saturn.

Terramex | Grandslam Entertainments Ltd | 1987 | EU ver. | by Steinar Lund | Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum.  

Terror of the Deep | Mirrorsoft Ltd | 1986 | by Steinar Lund | Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum.

Terrorpods | Psygnosis | 1987 | by Roger Dean & Tim White | Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum.

Tetris | Mirrorsoft | 1988 | EU ver. | by David John Rowe | Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum.

Tetris | Nintendo | 1989 | EU/ NA ver. | by GIRVIN | Game Boy, NES.

Tetris | Tengen | 1988 | by Marc William Ericksen | NES.

Tetris Worlds | THQ Inc. | 2001 | by Roger Dean | GameCube, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox.

T.G.I.F | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1983 | by Charles Kibler  | Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64.

Theseus and the Minotaur | TSR Hobbies | 1982 | by Larry Elmore | Apple II.

Thief II: The Metal Age | Eidos | 2000 | by David Stoupakis | Windows.

Think Twice | Magic Soft | 1991 | by Michael Hellmich | Amiga.

Throne of Fire | Melboure House | 1987 | by David John Rowe | Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum.

Thunderbirds | Grandslam Entertainments Ltd | 1989 | by Steinar Lund | Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum.  

Tie Break | Starbyte Software | 1990 | by Celal Kandemiroglu | Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, CDTV, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum.

Time Gal | Renovation Products | 1993 | EU/ NA ver. | by Greg Martin | Mega/ Sega CD.

Times of Lore | ORIGIN Systems | 1988 | by Denis R. Loubet | Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX Spectrum.

Timon and Pumbaa’s Jungle Games | Disney Interactive | 1995 | Macintosh, SNES, Windows.

Tintin in Tibet | Infogrames Europe | 1995 | by Hergé | SNES.

Tintin on the Moon | Infogrames Europe | 1989 | by Hergé | Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum.

Tiny Barbarian DX | Starquail | 2017 | by Susumu Matsushita | Nintendo Switch.

Toki | Taito | 1991 | NA ver. | by Paul Faris | NES.

Toki: Going Ape Spit  | Sega | 1991 | EU/ NA  ver. | by Dave McMacken | Genesis, Mega Drive.

Tomba! | Sony | NA ver. | by Greg Harsh | PS1.

Top Gun: Guts and Glory | Konami | 1992 | by Tom Dubois | Game Boy.

Top Gun: The Second Mission | Konami | 1990 | by Tom Dubois | NES.

Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy | SNK | 1994 | by Nao Q | Neo Geo AES.

Total Carnage | Malibu Games | 1993 | by Dave McMacken | Amiga, CD32, Game Boy, Jaguar, MS-DOS, SNES.

Toxic Crusaders | Sega | 1992 | by Greg Martin | Genesis.

Thunder Force 2 | Sega | 1989 | EU/ NA ver. | by Marc William Ericksen | Genesis, Mega Drive.

Thunderblade | U.S. Gold | 1989 | EU ver. | by Ian Naylor | Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum.

Tomb of the Syrinx | The Power House | 1987 | by Tim White | ZX Spectrum.

Top Gear 3000 | Kemco | 1994 | by Marc Gabbana | SNES, Super Famicom.

Turrican | Accolade | 1991 |  NA ver. | by Julie Bell & Boris Vallejo | Game Boy, Genesis, Turbo Grafx.

The artwork eventually published by Accolade would in fact be the second attempt by Bell.  The first artwork while in an unfinished state was asked to be redesigned by the publisher to look more muscular, and rather than do this Julie went ahead and painted another instead.  The date on the original attempt is confusingly 1996 (five yaers after the published work) , but is the date the artist eventually completed  the work. It was then titled Soldier of Tomorrow.  Jeramy B.

Turrican | Rainbow Arts Software GmbH | 1990 | EU/ NA ver. | by Celal Kandemiroglu | Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, CDTV, Commodore 64.

Turrican II: The Final Fight | Rainbow Arts Software GmbH | 1991 | by Celal Kandemiroglu | Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, CDTV, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum.

Turrican 3 | Rainbow Arts Software GmbH | 1993 | by Celal Kandemiroglu | Amiga.

Turtle Toyland Jr | HesWare | 1983 | by Marc William Ericksen | Commodore 64.

Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist | Konami | 1992 | EU/ NA ver. | by Tom Dubois | Genesis, Mega Drive.

Turtles III: Radical Rescue | Konami | 1993 | EU/ NA ver. | by Tom Dubois | Game Boy.

Turtles IV: Turtles in Time | Konami | 1992 | by Tom Dubois | SNES.

Twilight: 2000 | Empire Sotftware | 1992 | EU ver. | by Steinar Lund | MS-DOS.  

Twin Cobra | Treco | 1991 | JPN ver. | by Yasushi Torisawa | Mega Drive.

Twinkle Star Sprites | ADK | 1996 | by Mimoli Fujinomiya | Neo Geo AES, Neo Geo CD.

Twinkle Star Sprites | ADK | 1997 | by Mimoli Fujinomiya | Saturn.

Twinkle Star Sprites | ADK | 2000 | by Mimoli Fujinomiya | Dreamcast.

Twinworld: Land of Vision | Ubi Soft Entertainment | 1989 | by Jean-Pierre Ferte | Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum.

Twisted Metal | Sony | 1995 | by Greg Harsh | PS1, Windows.

Twisted Metal 2 | Sony | 1996 | EU/ NA ver. | by Greg Harsh | PS1, Windows.

Twisted Metal 3 | Sony | 1998 | by Greg Harsh | PS1.

Twisted Metal 4 | Sony | 1999 | by Greg Harsh | PS1.

Typhoon of Steel | SSI | 1988 | by Marc William Ericksen | Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, MS-DOS.

Tyrants | Virgin Games | 1992 | NA ver. | by Greg Winters | Genesis.

Turok:  Battle of the Bionosaurs | Acclaim | 1998 | by Rafael Kayanan | Game Boy.

The artwork looks to have been taken directly from the cover art of comic book, Turok : The Empty Souls #1A. It was the first box art in the series to use traditional art.

Original sketch.  Jeramy B.