Game Cover Art

 

Based on my fascination with all things gaming, I’ve been working to create graphic files suitable for printing as 11″x14″ prints to adorn my home. These files are usually made from images or source material I find somewhere online, or from things I scan out of my own collection. Each of the thumbnail images below will open in a pop-up window with a larger (medium) visible image. If a full-size version of the file is available (for your own printing) you’ll be able to download it from a link in the pop-up window.

Note regarding use of these images: I do not not hold copyrights to any of the artwork, logos or trademarks in the images below. They are posted here purely for pleasure and the personal use of visitors and not for any sort of profit. The small or medium images may be reposted on any website which is purely for non-profit (no products for sale and no advertisements.) The large downloaded images may not be reposted on any website. Thank you for respecting these requests.

Game Covers & Art


Gameplay Posters

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  1. Thank you for the MAGNIFICENT artwork !!
    I am REALLY impressed to see HIGH RESOLUTE ULTIMA 4 COVER ART as well as other posters.

    I DO hope to see good quality posters of other ULTIMA series in the future.

    • It’s inevitable that there will be more Ultima eventually–I’m also fond of the covers for V, VI, and the Silver Seed. As always, time and the availability of clean, high-res versions of the art are a factor.

  2. I happened to find this Ultima V cover art during web surfing. Please have a look whether its quality is sufficient as a source.

    http://www.romanladder.com/u5/Box%20Art.jpg

    • Unfortunately, it is not. While the image resolution is large enough, the scan itself is blurry. particularly in the middle of the image, indicating that the box was probably warped inward when the scan was made — the edges are sharp, but as the center of the box was pulled away from the scanner, it blurred.

      I actually have a sufficient quality scan for Ultima V available (needs some editing to prepare), but the cover wasn’t as impressive to me as that of Ultima IV and many other games, so it will likely be some time before it makes it onto the site. Thanks for your interest, though!

  3. How magnificent! I think its such a great idea to print out these for room adorenment. I think I will do just that :)

  4. Oh I was downloading the game over artwork and the url in the link was wrong, it was “http://www.ultrace.com/Posters/Game_Over_Poster.zip.zip” instead of “http://www.ultrace.com/Posters/Game_Over_Poster.zip” Ys III suffers from the same error.

    Because of this page, I have been digging through my personal collection to find things to hang up on the wall. I am scanning them at 600 dpi so it will be good enough. But one thing I am not sure how to do is, how to make the gameplay posters with the size and quality you do…You seem to know many a trick, as your gameplay wallpapers (I’m using a samurai shodown one as I type) are much sharper than my attempts at enlarging screenshots. Can you link me to somewhere I can learn your techniques from?

    • I can speak only for the functionality in Photoshop, which is what I use, but the key to me in enlarging gameplay screenshots or any pixel art is to use the “nearest neighbor” resampling option, and then always make sure that you increase the image by an exact factor of itself. For instance, if your screenshot is 320×256, you must increase it by exactly that amount each step–640×512, 960×768, 1280×1024, etc.

      Don’t use any functions to scale images by hand; always use the Image –> Image Size function and type in the new size for the image. Scaling by hand, using “bilinear” or “bicubic” resampling, or failing to increase the image by exact increments of its current size, will cause distortion and/or aliasing, neither of which is acceptable when you’re trying to get pixel-perfect representation.

  5. I really like the work you have done on these it’s amazing, thank you for sharing I have saved lots of these for myself. Forgotten Worlds and Sidearms are especially awesome

  6. I found this page by chance while I was scrolling through tumblr, and I gotta say you are making works of wonder.
    By the way, I was hoping if you can email me the poster print for Metal Gear? Cause I would really love to put it up on my wall.
    Thanks 😀

  7. Love the work you’ve done! So many fond memories. It looks like the Life Force poster link is broken! Do you still have it?

    • Thanks for the comments and for letting me know about the Life Force poster. I had accidentally uploaded it with Lifeforce instead of Life_Force in the filename. That’s fixed now. Feel free to download!

  8. Hi, would it be possible for you to make a poster for a Spectrum game Head over Heels from the late 80s? Cheers

    • Sorry for the delayed response, I did not receive notification about this comment. I could make a poster for this game (the cover itself wouldn’t normally be on my radar), but it’s going to be a tall order. While the cover itself is easy to adapt, with lots of black edge space, I’m having trouble finding a sufficient quality source for the image. Spectrum box covers can be very hard to come by. The largest scan of the image I’ve seen for Spectrum or C64 is a little smaller than the bare minimum required to make a decent 11×14 print. But I’ll keep my eye out and let you know if I ever come across one.

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