Lost Covers, Vol. 1

I don’t know why, but a few days ago, late at night, I was thinking about all my “failed” attempts at creating well-crafted cover art. I was visiting the Final Fantasy Shrine Forums, browsing through all that awesome cover art posted there and I wondered how much time the people over there invest in this creative, time-consuming hobby. Are they as nitpicky as me? Everyone loves his own creations, otherwise we wouldn’t publish it, but for my part it sometimes degenerates a bit. I often spend hours on one single image. I’ve created one cover with thirty-three different font types,…

“BioShock Infinite” by Garry Schyman, Various Artists

Back in March when the game was released, I had already published this post, but with only two covers (#1, #2) online. Yet once again the world wide web gained such a wealth of fine promotion material, it would have been a sin not using it. So without further words, here’s BioShock Infinite. To create a remake of the original cover (#1) was a quick decision. I didn’t like that strange frame they’ve put around the original and the fact, that it wasn’t square just encouraged my decision. My first custom cover (#2) was a sort of byproduct of the remake….

“BioShock” & “BioShock 2” by Garry Schyman, Various Artists

When Garry Schyman’s score soundtrack to BioShock was released on the official website, I immediately started designing cover artworks for it. I especially like the first one (#1) with it’s 3D-like surface. It took me some attempts to match the credits font with the official logo, but I think it turned out pretty good. I also compiled a song album with the licensed vintage music from the past, so I had to make a second cover (#2) to go along with it. The same goes for BioShock 2 of course. I created an entirely new score album art from scratch (#3) and also slightly…