moritz.hartung got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Book cover: Fantasy novel (humour, magic, steampunk) set in victorian Berlin
Check out moritz.hartung's Book cover contest…
Moritz Hartung, Jahrgang 1980, lebt in Spandau, Berlin. Er hegt eine langjährige Vorliebe für Fantasyromane aller Stilrichtungen und hat dieses wundervolle Buch geschrieben. Außerdem ist er Vater eines außerordentlich gut geratenen Sohnes.
Short overview: Nörrgl, a mine dwelling goblin, finds a magic chain. When trying to keep it in his posession in the ruthless goblin society, he finds out that, to his horror, his superiors collaborate with the humans. He decides to make it to the overworld to get to the bottom of this treason – just to be made to play the main role in a bet about the future of his whole tribe. Stalked by a telepathic octopus and without a clue about human customs he makes his way through explosions, demons, magic and a city full of steam engines. [longer plot synopsis in the attached pdf file]
Liberal adult readers with a sense of humour. → people who like ...fantasy ...a bit of steampunk ...authors like Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams ...as well as grittier/darker themes ...tolerate a bit of violence ...wit and fast paced action ...novels about berlin
Book cover type
The cover should be feasible for an ebook (well recognizable as a thumbnail) as well as for a paperback. It should contain: 1. the main character (a goblin, link to example in attached pdf - please try to get close to that) or definitive hints/parts of him. Complete would be preferable though. 2. a steampunk city, it's skyline or other definitive hints it is there. 3. The Brandenburger Tor or a recognizeable part of it. (The center part would be important, never mind the side bits) Picture in the attached pdf file. My preferences: - Tonality: Chaotic humour Steampunk/magic a bit dark/gritty - exaggerated/fantastic - dynamic parts contrasted with a static background - illustration based An idea of mine was to have the main character in front, partly obscured by shadows with the city looming over him. Comically running away with his magic chain dangling from one hand, wearing a partly burned tuxedo/victorian suit. I am very much open to and looking forward to suggestions, though. Examples (preferred artstyle, covers, details on main character and setting, etc.) in the attached pdf files.
What to avoid
- obvious photographic or photorealistic content - vast amounts of machinery-style adornments
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at €269.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
moritz.hartung collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
I'd give six stars, if I could. An amazing artist, a pleasure to work with. The cover I got from Metatron Studios is more than I could have hoped for, I will absolutely come back when I need the next one. Thank you so very much. :)
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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