Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage Cover Graphic Design

I’ve had the opportunity to have some graphic design involvement with Valley Game’s Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage production. It certainly is a treat to see a game of that caliper in its final stages of design. The graphic elements that I have been working on specifically are the box graphics and rules. Kurt Miller has worked furiously the last few months to create all the art for the game. Here is a look at the approved cover using Kurt’s artwork. I chose to use a letterbox format to increase the drama of the image. The leather texture gives this game a serious look. Adding the designer’s signature added a sense of authority and authenticity to the production. This will be the first in the series of military games which will be part of Valley’s Tactics Line – so we created an icon appropriate for that, which can change depending on the era. The typeface is a classically oriented one which was based on type carved in great monuments.

Note that the cover art, itself is by Kurt Miller.

– Mike