Recently we learned that Greg Martin, box art illustrator of many classic games like Sonic the Hedhegog, has passed away. Many people will not recognize his name, but they will recognize his exceptional work. Greg created artwork for such games as Shining in the Darkness, Landstalker, various Sonic the Hegdehog titles and many more. His Sonic the Hedgehog 2 box art is one of my all-time favorites. I think it is also one of the most iconic video game covers.
Unfortunately, I never knew about Greg Martin before the news of his passing, but his work helped shape my childhood. Greg Martin was a legend and it’s really sad to him go.