mark C9 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
MMA Book Cover
Check out mark C9's Book cover contest…
Entertainment & The Arts
I am an author who has spent 4 years conducting a sociological study of MMA (mixed martial arts) fighters. The book about this study is called "Unlocking the Cage" and it will be aimed at sports and martial arts fans
What's your vision?
I need a book cover designed for "Unlocking the Cage." I believe I know what image I want, but I'm open and will select the best entry. I want this to look as 3D as possible, with the main image being a glove shattering through a cage, very explosive with the wires twisting and blowing out. On the glove's knuckles we want the letters UTC in white, possibly with a bit of blood on one of the letters. I'm imagining the glove should be black. I want the initials to make people think UFC but I don't want to copy the font or style the UFC uses. I'd like good detail on the fist and forearm as the fighter throws the overhand right. His face will be hidden in shadow but he'll be chin down and brow furrowed, barely visible. I'm not sure on this next part, but I think I'd like to see the left gloved hand pulling the wire backward, tearing a giant hole. The top third of the cover should be the title Unlocking the Cage, possibly in gold-type letters, and at the bottom I'd like my name. The back cover will have a short description (one paragraph) and the rest filled with blurbs. I don't have any requests or ideas on the back cover.
I'm including some of the images attached to Unlocking the Cage, a UFC glove, the type of cage/fence I'm referring to, and a fighter throwing the right hand(not the angle I want but a good look at the intensity) Also included some of my other books (horror, sci-fi) so you can get a feel for what I like. You can also visit my website at www.marktullius.com
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.
mark C9 collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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