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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.
Artist index: Ed - Er
Special category index: Eu
Project Justice | Capcom | 2000 | JPN ver. | Dreamcast.
Project Justice | Capcom | 2001 | EU/ NA ver. | Dreamcast.
Rival Schools | Capcom | 1998 | EU ver. | PS1.
Rival Schools | Capcom | 1998 | JPN ver. | PS1.
Rival Schools | Capcom | 1998 | NA ver. | PS1.
Shiritsu Justice Gakuen: Nekketsu Seishun Nikki 2 | Capcom | 1999 | PS1.
Street Fighter Alpha 2 | Capcom | 1996 | JPN ver. | Saturn.
Street Fighter Alpha 3 | Capcom | 1998 | EU/ NA ver. | Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance.
Street Fighter Alpha 3 | Capcom | 1998 | JPN ver. | PS1.
Street Fighter EX Plus α | Capcom | 1997 | JPN ver. | PS1.
Street Fighter EX2 Plus | Capcom | 2000. | JPN ver. | PS1.
Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival | Capcom | 2001 | Game Boy Advance. (1)
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Adventures of St Bernard, The | Carnell Software | 1983 | ZX Spectrum.
Black Crystal | Carnell Software | 1982 | Commodore 64, ZX81, ZX Spectrum.
Citadel of Chaos | Carnell Software | 1982 | Dragon 32, ZX81, ZX Spectrum.
Crypt, The | Carnell Software | 1983 | ZX Spectrum.
Devil Rides In | Carnell Software | 1983 | ZX Spectrum.
Starforce One | Carnell Software | 1984 | ZX Spectrum.
Volcanic Dungeon | Carnell Software | 1982 | Dragon 32, ZX81, ZX Spectrum. (1)
ZX Compendium | Carnell Software | 1983 | ZX81.
The artist looks to have only worked within the video game industry for short lived publisher Carnell Software. He is better known for working for fantasy magazine White Dwarf and various sci-fi/ fantasy book publications as a cover artist.
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Another World | U.S Gold | 1991 | 3DO, Amiga, Apple II, Jaguar, Mega Drive (EU ver), MS-DOS, Nintendo Switch, Super Famicom, Windows. (1)
Future Wars | Palace Software | 1989 | EU ver. | Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS.
First published by U.S Gold in 1991. For the global market.
Super Famicom ver. pictured.
The cover art depicts an early scene from the game. Protagonist Lester has conducted his experiment foul up and has been transported into the ‘other world’. Beautifully created, the moody desolation captures the game perfectly, with an optimistic Lester arms a stretch and embracing destiny (little did he know the trouble to come).
With a fascination in fantasy painting, box art duties would naturally fall on designer Eric Chadhi. He would have the attitude that being the first connection players had with the game; cover art needed to be an extension of it.
Another World started life on Amiga paint software; Deluxe Paint, where Eric did composition research. He followed with various colour studies on paper and then using a monochrome bitmap on the Amiga finished the piece with fine acrylic. Of interest, the final box art doesn’t share the same blue coloured sky that the game has. This was left deliberately after Eric believed the darker hues fitted the game emotionally.
It’s detail and high level of artistry made Another World a box art classic then as is today and would be Eric’s magnum opus.
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XIII | Ubi Soft | 2003 | GameCube, PS2, Xbox. (5)
Astérix | Infogrames Europe | 1993 | by Albert Uderzo | SNES.
Astérix: The Gallic War | Infogrames Europe | 1999 | by Albert Uderzo | PS1, Windows.
Beano Town Racing | Zoo Digital | 2003 | Windows.
Dennis the Menace | Ocean Software | 1993 | Amiga, CD32, SNES.
Judge Dredd | Gremlin Interative | 1997 | EU ver. | by Simon Bisley | PS1.
Judge Dredd | Melbourne House | 1986 | by Mike McMahon | Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum. (2)
Judge Dredd | Virgin Mastertronic | 1990 | Amiga ver | by Dermot Power | Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64. (6)
Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death | Sierra Entertainment | 2003 | GameCube, PS2, Windows, Xbox.
Lorna | TopoSoft | 1990 | by Alfonzo Azpiri | Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum. (3)
Rogue Trooper | Eidos | 2006 | PS2, Nintendo Wii, Windows, Xbox.
Rogue Trooper | Krisalis Software | 1991 | by Dave Gibbons | Amiga, Atari ST.
Rogue Trooper | Piranha | 1986 | by Dave Gibbons | Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum.
MOT | Opera Soft | 1989 | by Alfonzo Azpiri | Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum.
Nemesis the Warlock | Martech Games | 1987 | by Bryan Talbot | Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum.
Sláine: The Celtic Barbarian | Martec Games | 1987 | by Glenn Fabry | Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum. (4)
Spirou | Infogrames Europe | 1995 | by Philippe Vandevelde & Jean-Richard Geurts | Genesis, SNES. (7)
Strontium Dog and the Death Gauntlet | Quicksilva | 1984 | by Carlos Ezquerra | Commodore 64.
Strontium Dog: The Killing | Quicksilva | 1984 | by Carlos Ezquerra | ZX Spectrum .
Tintin in Tibet | Infogrames Europe | 1995 | by Hergé | SNES. (1)
Tintin on the Moon | Infogrames Europe | 1989 | by Hergé | Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum.
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