Create a Book Cover from my Concept

  • Status: Closed
  • Hadiah: $750
  • Penyertaan diterima: 56
  • Pemenang: juanitofu

Keterangan Peraduan

This is a contest for a hardcover book’s dust jacket along with the hardboard cover (two items). The measurements for the book are 8 inches by 10 inches (with a binding along the 10 inch left side). The thickness of the book is 1.25 inches. This project is to create the following:
1. A hardcover dustjacket that includes 4 inch flaps and a 0.75 inch bleed section around the perimeter
a. This means the total measurement will be 26.75 inches wide by 11.50 inches high.
b. I am attaching an Adobe Illustrator file of the template. You will see the 0.75 inch gutter marked with a red line and the sections labeled. I have also added lines to mark the creases for the spine and side flaps.
2. A foil debossed design for the book itself. The total amount of debossing cannot be more than 10 square inches.

I am going to describe a basic concept, but I would like for you to feel free to make it stylish or improve upon it. I have attached a very rough look for what I am going for. I am not a graphic designer, so obviously do not be too literal with what I have created. I want you to be original.

We can base it off of Neil Degrasse Tyson’s book “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry”. Obviously for copyright issues, we need to have it be different (especially the stars). This is just a broad way to talk about it.

At the bottom (in black silhouette) will be a bull and a bear with their arms around each other (like they are friends) and they are both looking up at the stars and the title of the book “Wealth by Virtue”. At the bottom of the cover (in the black silhouette section) will be my name “Chad Gordon”. The bull and bear can be sitting on grass, or on a hill, or under a tree. Keep in mind that when people are buying books, they are usually clicking on a small icon and the bull and bear need to be (1) big enough to see what they are on a small image (2) quickly identified from their silhouette.

This will need to be a graphic that you create. Since it’s a silhouette, the bull will be easier to identify (because of the horns), but the bear may be more of a challenge. If you think it will be clearer, the bear can be looking at the bull who is looking up at the stars.

Also, very importantly, I would like one single halo above BOTH of their heads. This can be subtle or obvious, or the stars can form a halo.
The fonts should be a classical style. Definitely use a serif font.
As far as flexibility … the most important part of this is the bull and bear as friends. If you think that there is a better way to show this, I am open to ideas. It is important to me that you show creativity and that the whole cover looks like an artistic piece. It can be abstract or more realistic. Here are some top designers:
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For the debossed cover, when you take off the dust jacket from the book, this is what will be underneath. The most important thing is that it cannot have more than 10 square inches of debossing. It can be a different representation of the cover (perhaps just a debossed outline of the bull and bear together across the whole cover). The final version of this must be a black and white image where the black shows the debossed area.

The spine should say “Gordon” above “Wealth by Virtue” along with a logo for GreenStar Press. I have attached the logo. The back should be a continuation of the front and have the ISBN number (bar code) on it (also attached). The inside flaps can have Latin text for now.
Rules:
1. You must use original art and graphic design.
2. The final version must be in Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator
3. All files (including fonts) must be turned over upon completion.

If you have any questions please post them on the main message board for me to answer publicly. Thank you and good luck.

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Maklum balas Majikan

“The second I saw his design I knew it was the one that I wanted (and this was out of a contest with about 80 entries). He has terrific graphic instincts and style.”

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  • photowiz2000
    photowiz2000
    • 3 bulan yang lalu

    Interesting how the Halo was such in important factor for the Author but the winning design didn't even include the halo concept at all. Non-the-less, this was a fun contest to work on and congrats to the winner.

    • 3 bulan yang lalu
    1. elinavarro
      elinavarro
      • 3 bulan yang lalu

      Yes, now I realize that detail too. Very funny but sometimes the feeling is that you waste your time following wrong instructions. Best luck next time!

      • 3 bulan yang lalu
  • elinavarro
    elinavarro
    • 3 bulan yang lalu

    Congratulations to the winner, excellent work! I unfortunately misunderstood the briefing: I was thinking about silhouettes as outline and an interior without distinctive features, with the silhouette generally being black; "the bull will be easier to identify (because of the horns), but the bear may be more of a challenge." So I wasted a lot of time trying to give some clues that can identify the characters. Very dissapointed about this.

    • 3 bulan yang lalu
    1. Pibbles
      Pibbles
      • 3 bulan yang lalu

      That's how I understood it too. It wasn't clearly expressed what was wanted. Oh well, hope the book is written better. But, the winner did do an excellent job!

      • 3 bulan yang lalu
  • yadisudjana
    yadisudjana
    • 3 bulan yang lalu

    please wait, I'm working

    • 3 bulan yang lalu
  • GhrMaxim
    GhrMaxim
    • 3 bulan yang lalu

    Hi CH, please ceck #77

    • 3 bulan yang lalu
  • elinavarro
    elinavarro
    • 3 bulan yang lalu

    Hi. Updated entry #76. Thank you for the opportunity.

    • 3 bulan yang lalu
  • migueloelo
    migueloelo
    • 3 bulan yang lalu

    Hi, please check Entry #73

    • 3 bulan yang lalu
  • iMachina
    iMachina
    • 3 bulan yang lalu

    Hi, please check Entry #69

    • 3 bulan yang lalu
  • tpdenver
    Pemegang Peraduan
    • 3 bulan yang lalu

    Excellent work everyone! The submissions that I like the most (1) clearly show the bull and bear as friends, they are about the same size and they are clearly looking up at the stars. Thus far, all of the entries that portray the animals with their arms around each other are my favorites. The winner will definitely have this. (2) The ones I like feel like one artistic unit ... often the whole piece is created from scratch (3) I also like the ones that have personality, rather than having bland outlines of animals, they have a warm feeling.

    • 3 bulan yang lalu
    1. Pibbles
      Pibbles
      • 3 bulan yang lalu

      Unfortunately, we can not see the ones that you like. We can only see our own entries. Nonetheless, thank you for keeping us updated, and actively participating in this contest with feedback.

      • 3 bulan yang lalu
    2. merybaez
      merybaez
      • 3 bulan yang lalu

      Hi, I'm finishing my new entry, I will upload soon, wait for it please!

      • 3 bulan yang lalu
  • mitunshivkumar
    mitunshivkumar
    • 3 bulan yang lalu

    please check Entry #64

    • 3 bulan yang lalu
  • juanitofu
    juanitofu
    • 3 bulan yang lalu

    Hi. Please check #63

    • 3 bulan yang lalu
  • malane4ka
    malane4ka
    • 3 bulan yang lalu

    Hello. Please, check my new entries # 58, 59, 60, 61

    • 3 bulan yang lalu
  • bkrishan46
    bkrishan46
    • 3 bulan yang lalu

    pls check Entry #56

    • 3 bulan yang lalu
  • juanitofu
    juanitofu
    • 3 bulan yang lalu

    Hi. Please check #51

    • 3 bulan yang lalu
  • juanitofu
    juanitofu
    • 3 bulan yang lalu

    Hi. Please check #48

    • 3 bulan yang lalu
  • malane4ka
    malane4ka
    • 3 bulan yang lalu

    Hello. Please, check my entries # 42, 43, 44. I will send more examples.

    • 3 bulan yang lalu
  • sanjido
    sanjido
    • 3 bulan yang lalu

    My Entry is #40.

    • 3 bulan yang lalu
  • tpdenver
    Pemegang Peraduan
    • 3 bulan yang lalu

    For the font, I am really looking for something that is sophisticated. Something that looks classy. Thank you for your work! I like where this is going.

    • 3 bulan yang lalu
  • tpdenver
    Pemegang Peraduan
    • 3 bulan yang lalu

    I continue to really enjoy the submissions. I would like you to keep in mind that this is a professional book that will help people with their finances. While I want the cover to feel very approachable, I would like you to be cautious on having it look like it's a children's book.

    • 3 bulan yang lalu
  • merybaez
    merybaez
    • 3 bulan yang lalu

    Hi, check #17 #18 please :)

    • 3 bulan yang lalu
  • tpdenver
    Pemegang Peraduan
    • 4 bulan yang lalu

    Two things you might find helpful. One, I am open to your ideas about the halo. I am seeking to convey virtuousness and if you have a different idea, feel free to try it out. Also, the sense that I want to convey is based on this poem by Walt Whitman:

    • 4 bulan yang lalu
    1. Pibbles
      Pibbles
      • 3 bulan yang lalu

      In layman's terms, what is the poem saying? I have difficulty understanding Whitman's poetry. I can read the words of the poem, but I don't get it. Thank you.

      • 3 bulan yang lalu
  • tpdenver
    Pemegang Peraduan
    • 4 bulan yang lalu

    When I heard the learn’d astronomer,
    When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
    When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them,
    When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room,
    How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
    Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself,
    In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
    Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.

    • 4 bulan yang lalu
  • tpdenver
    Pemegang Peraduan
    • 4 bulan yang lalu

    Excellent work everybody! I'm very excited about what has been submitted.

    • 4 bulan yang lalu
  • juanitofu
    juanitofu
    • 4 bulan yang lalu

    Hi please check #4

    • 4 bulan yang lalu
  • malane4ka
    malane4ka
    • 4 bulan yang lalu

    Hi, I'm working on it.

    • 4 bulan yang lalu
  • tpdenver
    Pemegang Peraduan
    • 4 bulan yang lalu

    The contest is guaranteed.

    • 4 bulan yang lalu
  • jagadeesh1babu2
    jagadeesh1babu2
    • 4 bulan yang lalu

    Hi, I like to work on it. Can you please guarantee it.

    • 4 bulan yang lalu
  • tpdenver
    Pemegang Peraduan
    • 4 bulan yang lalu

    Also, if you feel that you have a better idea and you want to run it by me before spending a lot of time on it, you are welcome to ask. I have sealed the contest and will keep your ideas secret. Thank you.

    • 4 bulan yang lalu
  • tpdenver
    Pemegang Peraduan
    • 4 bulan yang lalu

    Hello everyone. I have guaranteed the contest. I look forward to your entries. I will respond to your work. If I think it can be improved I will tell you what I like and don't like. Thank you and happy designing :)

    • 4 bulan yang lalu
  • princegraphics5
    princegraphics5
    • 4 bulan yang lalu

    #guaranteed please

    • 4 bulan yang lalu
  • merybaez
    merybaez
    • 4 bulan yang lalu

    Hi, I'm working on it, can you #guaranteed please

    • 4 bulan yang lalu

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