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By Its Cover: The Worst Box Art Of 2012
4 years ago

By Its Cover: The Worst Box Art Of 2012

Now that we’ve done the best, it’s time for the worst. Most “worst box art” round-ups just post a bunch of funny-looking covers that lend themselves to a single sentence of snarky commentary. But not this one.* Our list aims to point out box art that’s bad from a design perspective, and attempts to explain why.

*On the other hand, if you were funny-looking images with snarky commentary is what you were looking for, there’s also a little of that at the end of the article. Read More

By Its Cover: The Best Box Art Of 2012
4 years ago

By Its Cover: The Best Box Art Of 2012

Welcome back to the only annual box art round-up that attempts to explain why each image is successful from a design perspective. They say you shouldn’t judge a book (or …
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The Absolute Best Box Art Of 2011
5 years ago

The Absolute Best Box Art Of 2011

We’ve covered the worst box art of the year, now it’s time to look at the best. An effective videogame cover does two things: it stand out on a shelf next to other box art, and it gets across the general tone or concept of the game. The following covers are ones that I think accomplished this in the most stylish and eye-pleasing way. Read More

The Absolute Worst Box Art Of 2011
5 years ago

The Absolute Worst Box Art Of 2011

Every year, several sites feature their own article about the worst videogame box art of the year. But often times the box art featured actually bad designs, so much as …
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By Its Cover: Mass Effect – A Trilogy Of Bland Covers
6 years ago

By Its Cover: Mass Effect – A Trilogy Of Bland Covers

It’s said you should never judge a book by its cover. But the simple fact is that we all do it. We can’t help ourselves.

The job of a cover …
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