lanewatson got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Illustrated Kindle e-Book cover for Literary Short Story - abstract, symbolic, illustration
Check out lanewatson's Book cover contest…
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And illustrated ebook cover for Kindle (Amazon): Title: Strawberries Subtitle: a short story Author: Lane Watson Context of story for design: This short story is about a young man who reluctantly joins the marines to have money for his fiancee and baby. He goes to Afghanistan and is put into the wrong unit and is not prepared to fight. He ruminates and talks about picking strawberries with his fiancee back in the states, and how much he longs for both. Strawberries in the book is both a symbol and metaphor, and represents sexual intimacy, wounded heart, and actual wounds in the book. For instance, at the end of the book, is the line "And all over his body, strawberries bloomed." This line represents him being shot by enemy. *** What I Like **** I like old school looking penguin classic literary covers from the 1950 - 1960's. I like minimalist look with symbols to represent things. I like interesting BUT readable typefaces, and flat color schemes. Here are some links to some things I like, such as colors, etc: examples I like: http://io9.com/minimalist-book-cover-art-brings-a-new-spark-to-these-b-1379150544 I like these because of the minimalist look. http://flavorwire.com/292165/25-awesome-minimalist-book-covers/6 http://flavorwire.com/292165/25-awesome-minimalist-book-covers/8 http://stylishwebdesigner.com/50-clever-minimalist-book-covers/ **** Required Design Specs **** JPEG (JPEG / JPG) Amazon applies additional compression to images when displaying them on the website. For best results, please use minimal compression. Dimensions Requirements for the size of the cover art must have an ideal height/width ratio of at least 8:5 (1.6): • Ideally, I would like the image to be 2500 pixels on the longest side Size Cover image must be less than 50MB. If the file type you are using supports compression, make sure to enable as little compression as possible. Be sure to save your file with 72 dots per inch (dpi).
I really like abstract and symbolic representations, but open to creative designs no matter what. ***** I'm not a big fan of stock photos, and would rather not have it in design.
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.
lanewatson collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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