Veteran game artist Mike Winterbauer is a crazy person. He's written a book showcasing (and telling the story behind) some classic examples of PC and console cover art, and instead of charging a premium for it, is giving it away for free.

OK, so it's not exactly to the design standard we expect from publishers like Titan (he published it himself), but the art and processes we get to see here are just the best.


It's worth the download just to see how he took his reference shots (though the Might & Magic and Wing Commander art are amazing as well).

You can grab the book as a pdf here from Mike's site. (thanks Hardcore Gaming 101!)

To see the larger pics in all their glory (or, if they’re big enough, so you can save them as wallpaper), click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner.


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