Die Macher Box Cover

Enclosed artwork that I created for Die Macher. A game that commands such reverence and plays so seriously deserves a strong, arresting cover. Nothing terribly innovative in terms of the elements chosen. The check box was used in Hans Im Glück’s cover and the flag proposed in the upcoming version. I find though that quite often the final design solutions try too hard to get a point across. Here, we simply have a dramatic close up of the flag. Flags are emotional things by their very nature. Flags represent a country. No need to show much more here. It is passionate and says “Germany.” The checkbox is a commonly used icon in election campaigns. It is the combination of elements given proper scale and treatment that turn the ordinary into something of a higher level. This is one serious, serious box for a serious game.

– Mike