windsor74 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Short story collection book cover
Check out windsor74's Book cover contest…
Entertainment & The Arts
We are a small Canadian company publishing books, mostly online, to readers worldwide.
What's your vision?
Short story collection book cover Cover Text: [title] Dislocations [subtitle] Fictions [author] Windsor Harries Summary: - Create a cover for a speculative fiction ebook – collection of short stories. - Looking for a simple, clean, bold, possibly minimalist and modern design – visually grabbing to stand out among competing thumbnails. - It should use bold colours and strong, modern (preferably sans-serif) fonts. Above all else: something that grabs the eye. - While I am open to illustrations/graphics as an element of the cover, I don’t want any image to be too dominating. I'm looking for something more abstract or impressionistic. - Needs to look clear and text be legible as a thumbnail. Should be high contrast to be legible in black-and-white, but emphasis is on viewing in colour. - The subtitle and author font can be significantly smaller font size than that used for the title. - Final dimensions: 2500 pixels tall x 1562 pixels wide. 300 pdi. Cover only (no dustjacket, back cover, etc. required). Final .psd file with layers to be provided upon winning the contest. - Please ensure any images used in the design are properly documented with rights permissions when you submit the design. Themes/feelings: - All the stories in the collection deal with 'average' people in extraordinary circumstances, fish out of water situations, people unexpectedly caught in foreign territories, unconventional situations, stranger in a strange land, their 'regular' lives disrupted, etc - I'd like this idea of a rift, disruption, shift, dislocation, (etc) integrated into the cover art (but it doesn't need to be very explicit - I'm a big fan of subtlety!) - while the stories are speculative fiction/sci-fi, I am NOT looking for a ‘typical’ sci-fi cover. Any covers with overt sci-fi themes (starscapes, space scenes, planets, spaceships, aliens, etc) will be rejected. Similarly, I don't want a cover that is predominantly black/very dark. (See above link for a sample of what's out there now - I don't want this to look like every other cover...) - I respect original ideas; any overt ‘copies’ of other artist’s submissions will also be rejected. I'm open to lots of different ideas (even if they perhaps contradict the above brief, so long as there's some creative thought behind the idea): Surprise me!!! In short, I’m looking for a cover that I’d like to hang on my living room wall as art. Something out of the ordinary and eye-grabbing. Good luck, and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. Thank you.
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.
windsor74 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!
Vanessa is an AMAZING designer, amazing. I cannot put enough emphasis on how professional, knowledgeable, patient and meticulous she was during my logo process with her. She intuitively and factually created a design for me from the brief information I gave her. I am looking forward to working with this lovely woman in the near future.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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