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 >DOOM

Box art by Don Ivan Punchatz

North American artwork, first published by id Software in 1993.

Designed for the worldwide market.  DOS version pictured.

Also available on: 3DO, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, Mac, PC-98, Sega 32X, SNES, Super Famicom, Windows.


The late Don Ivan Punchatz famed for his fantasy and sci-fi art would achieve what would possibly be his most recognisable work in the box art for id’s smash hit, Doom


The artist would dip his brush into a macabre pot and iconize “Doomguy” and his battle against the legions from hell in a work of art bereft of the usual surreal satire much of Don’s art encompassed.  He would also be responsible for the classic Doom logo which would end up being used on both sequels.


To keep development costs down and in budget, Don reduced his usual fee and refused a percentage of Doom’s profits - little knowing it would go on to be such a mega hit. But with one of the most popular and recognisable box arts of all time adding to an already impressive legacy, I’m sure he wasn’t wasn’t overly concerned…




Other notable Don Ivan Punchatz box arts

1995

>Ultimate Doom (EU/ NA) DOS.








If you like Doom you’ll love…

1993

>Wolfenstein 3D (EU/ NA) Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, DOS, Windows.

1994

>Doom II: Hell on Earth (worldwide) DOS, Game Boy Advance, Mac, PC-98,   Windows.




Sources and further reading:

>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Ivan_Punchatz

>http://kotaku.com/5394609/don-ivan-punchatz-doom-box-artist-dies-at-73


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1995

>Doom (EU/ NA) PlayStation.

1996

>Duke Nukem 3D (worldwide) DOS, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64,   PlayStation, Saturn.



Updated - 8/12/14, by Adam Gidney

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