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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.







Notable and influential box arts from around the world, 1983 - 2012.

Please note. Box arts below were designed by Japanese artists or had been designed exclusively for the Japanese market by an international artist.

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

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Excitebike

1984

By -


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Gradius

1985

By -


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Final Fantasy

1986

By Yoshitaka Amano


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Illusion City

1991

By Yukio Kitta


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Panzer Dragoon

1995

By Jean Giraud


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Super Mario Bros. Deluxe

1999

By Yoichi Kotabe


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Firehawk: Thexder the Second Contact  

1986

By Jun Suemi

2000

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Prince of Persia

1992

By Katsuya Terada


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Katamari Damacy

2004

By Takeshi Ugajin


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Sin & Punishment

2000

By Yasushi Suzuki


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Ico

2001

By Fumito Ueda


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Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

2010

By Shinkiro


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Ikaruga

2002

By Yasushi Suzuki


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Catherine

2011

By Shigenori Soejima


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Steel Empire

1992

By -


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Super Mario Bros.

1985

By Shigeru Miyamoto


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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

1998

By Ayami Kojima


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Street Fighter III: W Impact

1999

By Akiman


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Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes

2004

By Yoji Shinkawa



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Door Door

1983

By -


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Gradius II

1988

By Akira Nishimura



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Castlevania: Dracula XX

1995

By Akihiro Yamada


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Armored Core V

2012

By -


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Zelda: The Twilight Princess

2006

By Yusuke Nakano


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Fire Emblem: Awakening

2012

By Yusuke Kozaki


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Secret of Mana

1991

By Hiroo Isono


Ghouls ‘n Ghosts

1989

By Yuji Kaida


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Sonic Spinball

1993

By Naoto Oshima


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Wip3out

2000

By The Designers Republic

2000

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Shadow Dancer

1990

By Jun Satoh


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Gunstar Super Heroes

2005

By HAN


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Metal Gear Solid V: TDE

2016

By Pablo Uchida