vincent.devitO got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design cover for a magical book with talking animals
Check out vincent.devitO's Book cover contest…
Where the Crane Lands
Vincent J DeVito
This is my debut novel. I've been writing screenplays for the past decade and finally decided to make the jump to novels.
Full of talking animals, magic, and page-turning thrills, Where the Crane Lands is an action-adventure novel for children of all ages.
My target age range is 7-12-year-olds but has simple enough humor to appeal to a younger audience. I'm also hoping that adults would enjoy reading it to their children.
Book cover type
Some or all of the attached artwork should be used to wrap around from the front of the book to the back. I have a logo that could be incorporated, also attached. I would like an adventurous or magical style for the title/author's name. Please refer to the attached examples of covers. What I like about them is how they have complex artwork framed by simple shapes, leaving plenty of room on the cover for the title and author's name. Again, the artwork could almost be framed within the confines of the logo. I love the font from the Olly Moss designed cover for Harry Potter. I'm looking to print this book in a 6" x 9" format and it will be about 200 pages thick. Most of all, be creative, be yourself, and have fun with it!
What to avoid
Please do not use stock imagery, only the artwork and logo attached.
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.
vincent.devitO collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected 2 winners!
Working with Alek was top-rate. His immediate responses to any and all questions/requests was important. But, most of all, I believe he understood the desired creative design I sought in my Brief--a book that would comfortably fit with its "companion" (Choosing To Be Gay) yet have its own identity & personality. I was provided many "close-in" design options that were well done; but only Alek's bridged the gap between close-in and separate identity. More than anything else, I really appreciate that Alek's winning design captures the spirit/intent of my Intro Chapter ("About the Title") for Following Rainbows. This is a very cool design!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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