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Re: Cover artists

Post by Ralf » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:35 pm

Sorry if I'll be repeating info here, I don't follow this thread too closely.


Dermot Power for Golden Axe, his signature is at the inlay:
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And he's also mentioned at Mobygames:
https://www.mobygames.com/developer/she ... perId,405/

He has also done front art for Judge Dredd which I have uploaded today (viewtopic.php?f=29&t=1648&p=23619&hilit=dredd#p23619)

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Re: Cover artists

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:34 am

Ralf wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:35 pm
Sorry if I'll be repeating info here, I don't follow this thread too closely.
Check the game entry. If it doesn't include any artist, it hasn't probably been mentioned here before.
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:04 pm

Kosmic Kanga by Micromania.

We can read in the instructions:

Cover design by Mark Candlin


I'm not sure if 'cover design' includes the artwork itself. What do you think?
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Audionautas » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:04 pm

IMHO 'cover design' and 'cover artwork' are basically the same thing in this context. I think, at that time (early to mid eighties), was very uncommon that more than one person was involved in doing the art work. Later on when companies started to pay attention to the product presentation in large boxes with illustrated instructions and so on, probably there were more people involved, even some design studios, but in a 1984 game with a very simple cover is rare.
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Rorthron » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:09 pm

Audionautas wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:04 pm
IMHO 'cover design' and 'cover artwork' are basically the same thing in this context. I think, at that time (early to mid eighties), was very uncommon that more than one person was involved in doing the art work. Later on when companies started to pay attention to the product presentation in large boxes with illustrated instructions and so on, probably there were more people involved, even some design studios, but in a 1984 game with a very simple cover is rare.
There were definitely cases where cover design and cover artwork were separate, eg at Ocean and Imagine. Personally I wouldn't treat them as the same thing.
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:15 pm

Dark Side by Incentive. Artwork by Steinar Lund, confirmed by himself in his IG account:


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Re: Cover artists

Post by Rorthron » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:37 pm

Mountains of Ket - G Williamson (per .txt instructions)
Temple of Vran - Kimberley Gunn (per inlay)
The Final Mission - G Williamson (per .txt instructions)
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Rorthron » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:41 pm

1984 - G Williamson (per inlay)

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Re: Cover artists

Post by Rorthron » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:46 pm

Confuzion - Matthew Tidbury, Peter Carter (per instructions)

There are other credits in the instructions, which are not showing in SC:
SPECTRUM CONFUZION
AUTHORS: BRENDAN KELLY and PAUL SHIRLEY
LEVEL DESIGNS: PAUL SHIRLEY and IAN ANDREW.
COVER BY: MATTHEW TIDBURY and PETER CARTER
MUSIC BY: PRIVATE PROPERTY (Joanne Holt, Gary Seaward, Matt Smith, Steve Salt and Chris Weller)
PRODUCED BY: IAN ANDREW
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Rorthron » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:47 pm

Driller - Steinar Lund (per signature)

(Edit: already noted earlier in thread, but not yet updated in archive.)

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