An Ode to Greg Martin

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Yesterday I read that Greg Martin, the illustrator behind some of the most iconic video-game boxes ever made, has passed away. Greg was responsible for some of the most famous designs in gaming including Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series characters and Namco's Pac-Man, in particular. Many Sonic the Hedgehog games released in America during the Sega Genesis and Game Gear era have Martin's cover art, including Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD, and Sonic Spinball, among others.

This post is to pay a little homage to Greg, he was an inspiration to us all.

For more information visit http://www.gregmartinstudio.com/ or http://nintendoage.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=5&threadid=117907

Written by

Fabio Sasso

I'm a Brazilian product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Staff Designer. I am also the founder of Abduzeedo, an award-winning digital publication about design and a personal project that has become the source of inspiration for millions of designers and enthusiasts.

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