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Re: Cover artists

Post by Einar Saukas » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:02 pm

druellan wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:09 am
@Einar Saukas Rodney Matthews, inlay artist, is listed as "contributor" in Seas of Boold: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6941 Is this the correct way to reference him (since it is not a staff artists, but a freelance), or it is just the way the artist got imported into the database?

Edit: Phil Gascoine is also reference a "contributor" on many titles.
The term "contributor" has nothing to do with ZXDB.

Spectrum Computing considers that certain roles (such as coder, in-game graphics artist, etc) are main authors, other roles (inlay artists, etc) are contributors.

There was a long discussion somewhere in this forum about it...
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Re: Cover artists

Post by druellan » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:25 pm

Einar Saukas wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:02 pm
The term "contributor" has nothing to do with ZXDB.
Spectrum Computing considers that certain roles (such as coder, in-game graphics artist, etc) are main authors, other roles (inlay artists, etc) are contributors.
Oh, perfect then, I'll keep adding artists :)
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Re: Cover artists

Post by druellan » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:55 pm

Murder of Miami: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6726
Art by Phil Gascoine based on signature:

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Re: Cover artists

Post by druellan » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:01 pm

Rorthron wrote:
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Academy - M Bromley?
Per "MB" signature in bottom right corner; A Tau Ceti advert is by M Bromley in a similar style
On Mobygames is credited, so, yes: https://www.mobygames.com/developer/she ... Id,554359/
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Re: Cover artists

Post by druellan » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:39 pm

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Olynpics, by CRL - C Downey???
There is a signature, but it is not completely legible in the SC scan
Not sure about this one, we need a better scan.
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Re: Cover artists

Post by druellan » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:15 pm

Rorthron wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:23 pm
They seem to me to be graphic design credits, but probably not cover art credits. I think Blake Sears is an agency, not a person (now known as Sears Davies).
Yes! I've found this: https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/01065961
So, confirmed it was an agency called Blake Sears Limited

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@Einar Saukas How might I proceed? I can use labeltype "Company" but perhaps we can add "Company: Packaging/Advertising Design". Also, perhaps a new role: "Packaging Design"?
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:17 pm

In my opinion, if the artist (just the artwork) is a company, it should be included in the artists' entry. That's better than having no info in this game.

But if the company made only the packaging design (not the artwork), as to being included in a new entry: 'inlay designer' or so... it's a thing that will complicate things a lot, as we have enough with the artists search! :?

In my opinion, we must not include that new entry. Most entries will be empty.
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Einar Saukas » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:32 pm

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:17 pm
In my opinion, if the artist (just the artwork) is a company, it should be included in the artists' entry. That's better than having no info in this game.
Agreed!

When we only know the company responsible for the cover art, it should be credited. For instance:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=1290

And we know both the artist and company responsible for the cover art, both should be credited. For instance:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=1524

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:17 pm
But if the company made only the packaging design (not the artwork), as to being included in a new entry: 'inlay designer' or so... it's a thing that will complicate things a lot, as we have enough with the artists search! :?

In my opinion, we must not include that new entry. Most entries will be empty.
Agreed. Adding a new field that would be empty for all games except one, wouldn't help.
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:18 pm

Diamond Trail by Tim Gilberts for Gilsoft Int. Artwork by Terry Greer, confirmed by Tim Gilberts himself on twitter:



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Re: Cover artists

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:24 pm

Yeti by Destiny:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index. ... &id=5820

In the scanned instructions we can read:

'Illustration Alison Jackson'

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