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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 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.
A modern masterpiece in box art design.
Resistance 3’s cover art would see the talented Olly Moss reinvent the series art direction with a simple and provocative take on the post-apocalyptic genre. It’s style, in the vain of Saul Bass’ iconic poster work, would initially polarise fans used to the rendered hero and bleak stylisation both prequel box arts depicted, but with time it has grown to become a much loved modern cover.
It’s colouring would make it further standout amidst and grey and brown hues so popular with post millennium box arts, and it’s stylish art direction would be daring for a clichéd industry.
The alternative cover art (shown) would be the definitive version, the standard cover missing Joseph, and would bring home the gravity of the Chimera’s occupation and the loneliness of our hero’s mission. In turn it would emotionally invoke Barry E. Jackson’s excellent Wasteland cover art, combined with tones of The Designers Republic’s work for the WipEout series.
Touted at the time as one of the best box arts of year, it has retrospectively become a claim that still holds true.
Other notable Olly Moss box arts.
If you like Resistance 3 you’ll love…
>Wasteland (EU/ NA) Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Linux, Windows.
>Wip3out (JP) PlayStation.
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Posted - 27/05/15, by Adam Gidney