DEsigNA did create several different kinds of examples, and any idea I had was wonderfully incorporated into and image.
Any suggestions I had was quickly manifested into an image, to basically blow my mind.
DEsigNA did also create a 3D picture of my cover, without me asking. That is what I call deliver over expectations.
I am very satisfied with the outcome.
Again, it was a pleasure to work with SilentRevolt. She made an amazing cover and realised the small changes I had in mind perfectly.
LocLe was persistent in presenting numerous variations of a basic design he obviously believed in. He was quickly responsive to suggestions and was able to create and refine a design that many individuals, including myself, recognized to be one that best met my needs. He was able to take simplicity to the next level and win against very strong competition.
How Peter Holmes à Court started their book cover journey
Who are you known as?
CYCLE: the art and science of building a bicycle
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Art & Design
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
a photo book that combines images of a bicycle being built with a narrative on the science of bicycle design.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
Book cover (front and back and spine) for a hardcover book that is almost square (23cm wide x 22cm tall with 1.5cm spine depth) and may have a cloth cover (i.e. printed directly on the cover) or a sleeve wrap around. Printing on the cover is more dramatic, but limited in colours while the wrap around sleeve can be printed in with no restrictions.
The typography should emphasize the word CYCLE, significantly more than "the art and science of building a bicycle."
The cover does not need to use any of my images, it can be just strong typographically, however designers are free to experiment with photo placement if they wish.
I want a very strong cover, it doesn't have to tell the whole story, it's meant to grab attention.
The design doesn't have to shout "bike", as CYCLE is a broader metaphor.
Note the design of the bike itself: clean, white and greys, steel.