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Master disks for Doom

Caught this tweet from @idSoftware showing the original master disks for Doom:

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Doom boxart artist dies

Don Ivan Punchatz, the artist who helped id Software launch Doom to a greatness by designing the artwork on the box and promotional materials, has died of cardiac arrest.

Don’s work was best known to gamers for his efforts on the Doom packaging – the iconic image of the space marine shooting down into the hellish hordes – but that was only a small part of his work. His styles varied hugely between photo-realism and surrealism and he was affectionately known as ‘The Godfather of Dallas Illustration’ for his work in founding Sketch Pad Studios, which helped launch other artists to greatness.

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