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  • Don Ivan Punchatz (1936–2009)


    Don Ivan Punchatz was a science fiction and fantasy artist best known for designing the box art and title/logo art for id Software's 1993 first-person shooter DOOM. To keep development costs down and in-budget, Don is said to have reduced his usual fee and refused a percentage of DOOM’s profits—little knowing it would go on to be such a mega hit. Initially released for the DOS, Don's DOOM artwork was reused for numerous ports and releases of the game including for the 3DO, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, Macintosh, PC-98, Sega 32X, SNES, and Windows. Don's logo art reused for several Doom sequels, including DOOM II and DOOM 64; his logo was also used on releases of the original DOOM for which he did not illustrate the box art, such as for PlayStation and Sega Saturn. Don also illustrated the November 1994 (issue 64) cover for Electronic Gaming Magazine (EGM), also featuring Doom artwork.

    Don Ivan Punchatz

    Born: September 8, 1936, Hillside, New Jersey
    Died: October 22, 2009 (aged 73)
    Nationality: American
    Education: School of Visual Arts and Cooper Union in New York
    Known For : DOOM
    Years Active: 1993–1994

    Additional Images

    Doom Original Paintings
    Doom Box Art
    Doom Logo

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