William VanHoogstraat, known by his students and friends as Bill Vann, was a St. Louis, Missouri-based illustrator best known for his sports illustrations. Dubbed the "Godfather of Illustration" by his peers, Bill spent more than four decades as a self-employed commercial artist commissioned by some of the nation's top companies and as a mentor to generations of St. Louis-area illustrators. Bill’s extensive sports work included a small handful of game boxes in the 1990s.
OVGA has included below Bill Vann’s full known video game box art catalog:
- Awesome Golf (Atari Corporation | Lynx | 1991)
- Checkered Flag (Atari Corporation | Lynx | 1991)
- Best of the Best: Championship Karate (Electro Brain | DOS, Game Boy Genesis, NES, SNES | 1992)
- Muhammad Ali Heavyweight Boxing (Virgin | Game Boy, Genesis | 1992)
- World Trophy Soccer (Virgin | Genesis | 1992)
- Super Slam Dunk (Virgin | SNES | 1993)