Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection to feature over 250 pieces of box art from collector Super Famicom Guy’s collection
Remember the days when box art consisted of more than CG renderings of angry looking space marines with shaved heads, or brooding protagonists who look like you just kicked their puppy down an escalator? We at Hey Poor Player sure do. Thankfully, it looks like we’ll be able to get our fix of the classic days of video game packaging with Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection.
Just announced by publisher Bitmap Books, Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection is a lovingly-crafted tome of classic game art, featuring around 250 titles, including many rare examples and some that have never before been documented in print. Each piece of art was sourced from the archives of renowned collector, Stuart Brett (aka Super Famicom Guy), and is presented in life size, with a critique of the artwork, plus interviews with other retro game collectors.
Slickly produced, the Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection comes printed in a square format book, bound in charcoal grey wibalin with a gold foil block logo and lithographically printed. Bitmap Books has also announced that Steve Jarratt, launch editor of Edge and Nintendo magazine Total!, will oversee the text and also write the book’s foreword.
Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection is slated for publication in early 2016.