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    Tim White was a British painter, best known for his science fiction and fantasy book covers, record covers and magazine illustrations. Tim is recognized by game art enthusiasts for his box art for British publisher Psygnosis.

    Graduating from Medway College of Art in 1972, Tim would soon after embark on a career painting sci-fi novel covers for the likes of Lovecraft, Sterling and Heinlein. He would start designing box arts by the mid-80s for publisher The Power House and is likely responsible for many of the company’s fantasy covers until its demise in 1988.

    Tim joined Psygnosis’ already bulging roster of sci-fi/ fantasy painters in 1987 with Terrorpods (also with Roger Dean) and would go on to design originals for the publisher (Leander, The Killing Game Show) as well as have previously commissioned artworks reused (Infestation). His final cover was Ishar Trilogy (1995) after which he would do some design work for Microprose in 1997 before bowing out of the video game industry.

    OVGA has included below Tim White's full known box art catalog:

    1. Return of the Space Warrior (Alpha-Omega Software | Commodore 64 | 1986)
    2. Hercules (The Power House | BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Electron, ZX Spectrum | 1987)
    3. Splitz (The Power House | Commodore 64 | 1987)
    4. Terrorpods (Psygnosis | Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum | 1987) collab with Roger Dean
    5. The Enforcer (The Power House | Commodore 64 | 1987)
    6. The Equalizer (The Power House | Commodore 64 | 1987)
    7. Tomb of the Syrinx (The Power House | ZX Spectrum| 1987)
    8. Infestation (Psygnosis | Amiga, Atari ST, DOS | 1990)
    9. The Killing Game Show (Psygnosis | Amiga, Atari ST | 1990)
    10. Unreal (Ubi Soft Entertainment | Amiga, Atari ST, DOS | 1990)
    11. Amnios (Psygnosis | Amiga | 1991)
    12. Leander (Psygnosis | Amiga, Atari ST | 1991)
    13. Orbitus (Psygnosis | Amiga, Atari ST, DOS | 1991)
    14. Ishar Trilogy (Silmarils | Amiga, Atari ST, DOS | 1995)

    Tim White

    Tim White (1952–2020)
    Born: April 4, 1952, Kent, United Kingdom
    Died: April 6, 2020
    Nationality: British
    Education: Medway College of Art (1972)
    Known For : Psygnosis box art
    Years Active: 1986–1995

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    Collab with Roger Kean

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    This piece was sold in 2022, but here is a clean image of Tim's art for Leander. The game was also released for the Genesis/Mega Drive but with different art and under the name Galahad (or The Legend of Galahad).

    May be a cartoon

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