New Gallery: Ultima 6 Box Art Templates
This more intact collection of photographs — also taken by Chris Reid of the Wing Commander CIC, and also found in the Mythic Archives — features the layout templates for the Ultima 6 box art. The individual images depict the layouts of the front and back covers of the box (including notes about e.g. flipping some of the images around), and we also get a look at how Origin Systems went about selecting screenshots for the cover.
And again, if you followed the Advent Calendar that graced the front page of the Ultima Codex in the run up to Christmas in 2014, the image above will seem quite familiar to you.
This too is an interesting glimpse of the effort that was put into creating an important part of the experience of Ultima 6, and it’s good that it was preserved for us to look back upon today. Check thou it out!