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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.


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Jet Set Radio (ジェット セット ラジオ) by Ryuta Ueda

Japanese artwork.Published by Sega in 2000 for the Japanese Dreamcast market.  



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John Madden Football by David John Rowe

English artwork. Published by Electronic Arts in 1990 for the European Mega Drive market.  



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Jackson “Butch” Guice.  North American box artist in 1984.

Skyfox | Electronic Arts | 1984.





James Kelly.  North American box artist from 1980-1982.

Dodge ‘Em | Atari | 1980.

Pele’s Soccer | Atari | 1980.

Raiders of the Lost Ark | Atari | 1982.





Jetsons, The: Cogswell’s Caper (ジェットソン Cogswell's Caper) by Greg Martin.

North American artwork. Published by Taito in 1992 for the Japanese and North American markets.

NES ver. pictured. Also available on: Famicom.  



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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Riders of Rohan by Chris Achilleos.

English artwork. Published by Personal Software Services in 1991 for the European DOS market.



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Jewel Master (ジュエル・マスター) by Hiroaki Shioya.

Japanese artwork. Published by Sega in 1991 for the Japanese Mega Drive market.



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Jamie Grant.  English box artist in 1993.

Hired Guns | Psygnosis | 1993.





Janet Lopez.  North American box artist from 1981-1982.

Autobahn | Sirius Software Inc. | 1981.  

Borg | Sirius Software Inc. | 1981.  

Computer Foosball | Sirius Software Inc. | 1981.  

Snake Byte | Sirius Software Inc. | 1982.  




Janet Lopez.  North American box artist from 1981-1982.

Autobahn | Sirius Software Inc. | 1981.  

Borg | Sirius Software Inc. | 1981.  

Computer Foosball | Sirius Software Inc. | 1981.  

Snake Byte | Sirius Software Inc. | 1982.  




Jason Wilson.  British box artist from 1998-2003.

Ghost Hunters | Sony | 2003 | EU ver.

MediEvil | Sony | 1998 | EU/ NA ver.

MediEvil | Sony | 1999 | JPN ver.





Jean Giraud - see Moebius.

Jean-Pierre Ferte.  French box artist from 1989-1991.

Fire & Forget II | Titus | 1989.

Crime Does Not Pay | Titus | 1991.

Boston Bomb Club | Silmarils | 1991.

Twinworld: Land of Vision | Ubi Soft Entertainment | 1989.




Jim Krogel.  North American box artist from 1986-1988.

Might and Magic Book One | New World Computing | 1986.

Might and Magic II | New World Computing | 1988.





Jim Gardner.  English box artist in 1988.

Blind Panic | Dennis Publishing | 1988.





Jim Fletcher.  North American box artist in 1993.

ZEN: Intergalatic Ninja | Konami | 1993 | NES ver.

ZEN: Intergalatic Ninja | Konami | 1993 | Game Boy ver.



Jeff Easley.  North American box artist from 1989-1994.

AD&D: Al-Qadim: The Genies Curse | SSI | 1994.

AD&D: Dragons of Flame | SSI | 1989.

AD&D: Dungeon Hack| SSI | 1993.

AD&D: Eye of the Beholder | SSI | 1991.

AD&D: Heroes of the Lance | SSI | 1990.

AD&D (Limited Edition, Collector Set) | SSI | 1990.

AD&D: Menzoberranzan | SSI | 1994.

AD&D: War of the Lance | SSI | 1988.





Joe Jusko.  North American box artist in 1990.

Silver Surfer | Arcadia Systems Inc. | 1990.





John Enright.  North American box artist from 1978-1979.

Flag Capture | Atari | 1978.

Outlaw | Atari | 1978.

Slot Machine | Atari | 1979.

Slot Racers | Atari | 1978.




John Berkey.  North American box artist from 1983-1998.

Disposable Hero | Gremlin Graphics | 1993.

Emergency: Fighters for Life | Wizardworks Group | 1998.

Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battle | Parker Brothers | 1983.

Star Control 3 | MacSoft | 1998.

Star Wars | U.S Gold | 1993.

Starfight | Electronic Arts | 1991.




John Harris.  English box artist in 1990.

Awesome | Psygnosis | 1990.





John Howe.  English box artist from 1989-2002.

J.R.R Tolkien’s War in Middle Earth | Melbourne House | 1989.

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring | Hozer Video Games | 2002.




John Jinks.  North American box artist from 1994-1995.

Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes, The | Electronic Arts | 1994.

Real Deal, The | Mindscape | 1995.  



John the Brush.  British box artist from 1990-1992.

Kid Gloves | Millenium Interactive | 1990.

Kid Gloves II: The Journey Back | Millenium Interactive | 1992.




Jonquille Albin.  North American box artist from 1979-1980.

Dunjonquest: The Datestones of Ryn | Epyx | 1979.

Dunjonquest: Merloc’s Tower | Epyx | 1980.





Jim (James) Talbot.  North American box artist from 1983-1985.

Jim Talbot would be brought on board at Avalon’s video game division when covers were starting to diversify past the design heavy look of the previous two years, to more painterly efforts post ‘83.

The artist’s ability and rich creativity is breathtaking and quite evident throughout the variety of styles his cover arts exhibit. One only has to compare the sci-fi offerings of Jupiter Mission 1999, to the comic-book art of Mission on Thunderhead, to the historical paint-work of Gulf Strike to see an artist of great talent.


Beast War | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1984.

By Fire and Sword | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1985.

Clear for Action | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1984.

Darkhorn: Realm of the Warlord | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1985.

Death Trap | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1983.

Gryphon | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1985.

Fortress of the Witch King | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1983.

Gulf Strike | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1985. (3)

Inculabuna | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1984. (4)

Jupiter Mission 1999 | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1984. (1)

London Blitz | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1984.

Maxwell Manor | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1984.

Mission on Thunderhead | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1985. (2)

Out of Control | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1983.

Panzer-Jagd | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1983.

Ripper | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1984.

Quest of the Space Beagle | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1984.

Superbowl Sunday | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1984.

Tsushima | The Avalon Hill Game Company | 1985.






He’s appears to have left Avalon over 1985/ 1986 where he went to work for board game publisher Victory Games producing covers for it’s 007: James Bond line of games.

Presently, Jim freelances as a concept artist within the children’s toy industry.

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ABPA Backgammon | Mattel Electronics | 1979. (3)  

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons | Mattel Electronics | 1982. (6)

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin | Mattel Electronics | 1983.  

Armour Battle | Mattel Electronics | 1979.  

Astrosmash | Mattel Electronics | 1981.  

Auto Racing | Mattel Electronics | 1979. (2)

Boxing | Mattel Electronics | 1981.  

Checkers  | Mattel Electronics | 1979.  

Frog Bog | Mattel Electronics | 1982.  

Golf | Mattel Electronics | 1980. (8)

Las Vegas Poker and Blackjack | Mattel Electronics | 1980.  

Las Vegas Roulette | Mattel Electronics | 1980.  

Major League Baseball | Mattel Electronics | 1980.  

NASL Soccer | Mattel Electronics | 1979.  

NBA Basketball | Mattel Electronics | 1980.  

NFL Football (| Mattel Electronics | 1979.  

Night Stalker | Mattel Electronics | 1982. (7)

Reversi | Mattel Electronics | 1981. (1)

Royal Dealer | Mattel Electronics | 1982.  

Sea Battle | Mattel Electronics | 1980.  

Shark! Shark! | Mattel Electronics | 1982. (5)

Sharp Shot | Mattel Electronics | 1982.  

Skiing | Mattel Electronics | 1980.  

Space Armada | Mattel Electronics | 1981.  

Space Battle | Mattel Electronics | 1980. (4)

Space Hawk | Mattel Electronics | 1981.  

Star Strike | Mattel Electronics | 1981.  

Sub Hunt | Mattel Electronics | 1982.  

Tennis | Mattel Electronics | 1980.  

Utopia | Mattel Electronics | 1981.  














Jerrol ‘Jerr’ Richardson.  North American box artist from 1979-1983.

As an on-staff employee at Mattel Toys, Jerr would be responsible for the catalogue and packaging artworks that adorned Barbie and various other children’s toys throughout the 1970’s.

In response to the run away success of the Atari VCS in 1977, Mattel Toy’s new subsidiary Mattel Electronics would design its own home console the Intellivision (1979) to compete with it.  

Jerr would be responsible for the consoles box art layout and design which helped early on to give the Intellivision a distinct branding. Layouts would all follow the similar pattern of depicting a main scene of action and then an imposed circular window that would portray another.

The pastiche look to his cover arts would be a popular style in video game box art at that point and may well have been inspired by titles such as Air Sea Battle (1977) and Video Olympics (1977) by Atari artist Cliff Spohn. Jerr’s use of oils would set his box arts apart from Atari’s artist collective though, with a style reminiscing Robert McGinnis’ iconic poster art.



1981 would see the Intellivision peak in popularity and sales. Mattel Toys and Electronics would split that year, but Electronics without a dedicated visual arts department still farmed out packaging duties to Mattel Toys and Jerr until 1983. By then the realities of the US video game crash had left its mark and Mattel Electronics laid off much of its staff (it would close the following year).  

It looks as though Jerr’s box arts stop at this point, with his final possibly being Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin (1983).  

At present, little more is known about Jerr other than he was born in 1928 and died in 1991 aged 63, and that it is probable his illustrative career spanned prior to the 1970’s where he may have been involved in book cover art design.

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Jose Luis Vaello Bertol.  Spanish box artist from 2010-2017.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow | Konami | 2010 | 360, PS3.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 | Konami | 2014 | 360, PS3, WIN.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate | Konami | 2013 | EU/ NA ver. | 3DS.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate | Konami | 2013 | JPN ver. | 3DS.

Rime | Greybox | 2017 | with Peter Boehme. | PS4, SWI, XONE.




Joseph Chiodo.  North American box artist from 1986-1988.

Eternal Dagger, The | SSI | 1987.

Gauntlet | Tengen Inc. | 1987.

Gettysberg: The Turning Point | SSI | 1986.

Gemstone Healer | SSI | 1981.

Phantasie III: The Wrath of Nikademus | SSI | 1987.

Pharaoh’s Revenge | Publishing International | 1988.

Realms of Darkness | SSI | 1987.

Roadwar 2000 | SSI | 1986.

Roadwar Europa | SSI | 1987.

Shard of Spring | SSI | 1986.

Wargame Construction Set | SSI | 1986.






Joy Ang.  North American box artist in 2008.

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood | Sega | 2008.