jack dM got their new book cover by running a design contest:
cover for my book /ebook of famous / inspirational quotations
Check out jack dM's Book cover contest…
Entertainment & The Arts
We are developing a series of curated quote books (ebook and paperback/hardcover) designed to address a specific emotion, life-situation, and/or your typical "life problems". As such, this means we will be covering topics from the humorously ridiculous to the super serious. The series in its entirety will be targeted to men and women ages 12-45, and from all creeds and walks of life. Each individual book may be more highly targeted however e.g. teenagers, new parents, people who are depressed, people who have broken up etc.
What's your vision?
I need the cover for the first book. This will be the image used on the stores once it is published. More will follow later. Things i'd like: * the title needs to be easily readable on a typical book thumbnail. None of the other text matters as much as long as it looks great fullscreen. * the design will be part of a series, therefore it needs “something” that constitutes a recognizable brand i.e. scroll past it quickly and you can tell that all the books are part of the same series. * as this is a series covering topics from the humorously ridiculous to the super serious; some element should be able to be switched out e.g. a background or illustration (the color scheme certainly). * font choice should be something relatively uncommon (i.e. NOT Calibri or Times) but will appreciate a clever mix of scripts, serifs and/or san-serifs (assuming you can pull it off). Feel I’m going for: Design should be friendly / approachable leaning towards a classical comfort (rather than ultra-modern / trendy). Something which would look good 1000 years ago and 1000 years from now. I’m good with something a little whimsical, but not outrageous (that’s a different book!) as long as there is something of a “modern classic” look about it. I want people to be comforted by it, like opening up an reading the correspondence of an "old friend". A bit of "theater" & "occasion" is certainly appreciated, though up to a certain degree. Treat the text however you see fit e.g. use of line breaks. Only thing to keep in mind is that almost all the text will appear the same in each book EXCEPT the 2nd line of the title (i.e. When You Need...). This may or may not affect your design. Visual priority is really on this part of the title, so you can have the first part smaller if it helps the design. Title: A Series of Timeless Quotes for When You Need a Little Pick-Me-Up Supplementary text: Find solace in the enduring wisdom spoken through thousands of years of continuous human experience. Book 1 Optional additional text (remember I said some whimsy is ok ;) We present to you from Jack's magnificent collection of famous sayings, proverbs, and quotations -- a specially prepared compendium to inspire, delight, and entertain you through any need or occasion. One note about the above text (if you are able to include it) - I imagine it as an intro, so probably it should appear on the top.
Design wise I am partial to (in no order): • clever typographic designs • watercolors / smooth color transitions • natural brushes and fibers / paintings • vibrant colors are always enjoyable (I like things that stand out) • clever use of contrast I won’t ignore any interesting idea as long as it is well done. I'm here because i'm hoping you know better! My introductory text makes me think of something theatrical for the introduction. Here you have the most flexibility to do something imaginative. Remember that this will be a series, covering a diverse range of topics for a diverse audience. Something should be easily recognizable / brandable across all topics, and something should be customizable to better suit a specific audience.
299 US$ Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at €269.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
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.
jack dM collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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