Sad: Doom box artist passes away

Sorry to put a damper on your night, but it looks like the artist who provided the amazing cover art for Doom has died. Don Ivan Punchatz provided illustrations for a number of publications, but perhaps no single piece of his is as widely recognized as the Space Marine gunning down that demonic horde, combined with the mechanized lettering we all know so well. The best we can do is say “Thanks, man” and display this awesome piece of video game history on the front page here for a while.

Be safe tonight, kiddies, and raise a glass for Don.