pete2478 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Innovative design for a children's book cover.
Check out pete2478's Book cover contest…
Entertainment & The Arts
Children's book, aimed at 9-12 year olds.
What's your vision?
I want a book cover design for Kindle and Createspace. I was thinking along the lines of a forest scene with a young teenage boy riding his bicycle down a path. He's wearing a baseball cap and carrying a backpack. The creature in the story is hiding behind a hedge, only visible by its red glowing eyes and a tentacle sneaking out through the bottom of the hedge. I've attached a rough sketch to give you an idea of what I was aiming at. The title of the book is: Jake and the man-eating Picnic Basket. On the back cover it should read: Jake Crabtree is an unwilling volunteer for his granddad’s inventions. They’re supposed to cure the twelve-year-old of his stammer, but more often than not he’s lucky to escape with all of his limbs intact. He has an accident at a local science fair when his secret formula spills onto his neighbours harmless picnic basket. This creates a creature that has one thing on its mind - WORLD DOMINATION. And trying to avoid Granddads crazy inventions.
You don't have to follow my idea for the cover. As you can tell from the title, my book's not the average children's story, so feel free to let loose your imagination. I've added a short synopsis. Jake Crabtree is twelve years old, and he’s unwittingly invented a formula that radically changes the appearance of fruit and veg. Grown-ups will no longer have to force feed children their five-a-day, not when they look like blueberry muffins and jam roly-poly. Jake has an accident at a local science fair and spills his formula into his neighbour’s picnic basket. This creates a creature that starts to take over the villages. Jake and his granddad break free of the creature’s telepathic control with the help of one of Granddads inventions. A circular hypnotic badge, that has tiny LED lights around the edge, which flash a message that reads – Jake was never here. While trying to stop the creature, with the help of his friends and family, Jake has to endure his granddad’s crazy inventions, which are meant to cure him of his stammer but turn out to be more dangerous than the creature. Some of Granddads inventions are: a mini megaphone, a gum shield, a baseball cap with tiny speakers in the back, oven mitts shaped like boxing gloves. The main inventions are: a motorised psychedelic jumper, the hypno badge-mentioned earlier, a fan made from an out board motor that malfunctions sending the propeller whizzing around like a boomerang. The only visible part of the creature should be its glowing red eyes and one tentacle, I want it's appearance to be a surprise.
339 £ Silver 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.
pete2478 collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Piere was wonderful to work with. His incredible illustrations skills were evident in his portfolio (which is why I wanted to work with him), but working on a personalised project was amazing. He took a jumbled bunch of ideas and inspiration, found the core of what I was hoping for, and put it together in such a gorgeous way. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Piere again, and highly recommend his skills to anyone in need of equisitely illustrated art.
Thank you so much!
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