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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.

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>No Man’s Sky

Box art by Simon Stålenhag

Swedish artwork, first published by Hello Games in 2016.

Designed for the worldwide market. PlayStation 4 version pictured.

Also available on: Windows.

Epic, tasteful, serene and arousing.

In a box art age where gloomy and tepid tones are awash, No Man’s Sky’s palette, pleasingly, bucks the trend and proves that a little colour can go a long way.

Designed by Swedish born Simon Stålenhag, in what appears to be his debut box art, No Man’s Sky’s epic scale, otherworldliness and blending of technology and life enacts a sci-fi scene that encourages exploration and the arousal of curiosity.

The colours vibrantly lift the landscape daring to push us further into the alien world, but manage to be tasteful and complimentary to each other.

Simon’s gifting for landscape art would make him a great choice; the artist also responsible for in-game concept art .

For a complete look at No Man;s Sky’s design check out the the wall paper version that the box art unfortunately crops.   


Other notable Simon Stålenhag box arts.


If you like No Man’s Sky you’ll love…


>Brataccas (EU/ NA) Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh.

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Posted - 16/7/16, by Adam Gidney

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