Theallegiantforum got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Gritty cop, yet tender, caring and relatable.
Check out Theallegiantforum's Book cover contest…
He’s One of Us…One officer’s strategy for making a difference
Jim sat in his office looking out the window as a young pastor in the 90’s and saw a police car traveling at a high speed running it’s emergency lights and siren. He wondered where the officer was going, then realized he would spend his whole life wondering what else was out there if he didn’t pursue a career in law enforcement. Believing he could make a bigger impact as an officer, he transitioned. Maintaining a strong faith in God and a commitment to service, his perspective is refreshing. While serving on the department, he completed his Master’s degree in Leadership Development at Grand Canyon University to be best utilized in the private sector as he approaches his retirement. He is the founder a Christian training ministry called The Allegiant and has mentored, trained and counseled men for over 25 years.
Law enforcement has been catapulted onto the headlines of most news organizations and has become a polarizing profession. While many share their opinions strongly about the police, most officers try to remain out of the spotlight, shagging calls, helping citizens and solving crimes. Perhaps this book can change some minds about the profession, to humanize police officers to the public and encourage the men and women who serve with dignity. It is a book about viewing life’s circumstances through the lens of faith, when faith is gritty, in hopes of seeing another perspective.
General Public who would want to hear from a police officers perspective about faith issues.
Book cover type
Other color requirements
Contrast Red/Blue, simulating police emergency lights…. As though the primary source of light fades off the edge of the book…against a white background
It’s a book by a cop, but cops are not the primary audience. Tough/Tender. With the color of the emergency lights to draw attention. Block Font on the Title and subtitle. The image of a serious cop doing something heroic, yet showing compassion, care, and concern for others.
What to avoid
Avoid anything that identifies a specific city. Any imagery of law enforcement must not represent a department. The cartoon below is the inspiration for the book and will be in the book.
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.
Theallegiantforum collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
Recently completed contests:
Both males and females, adults, English speaking
Working professionals, entrepreneurs and small business startups, productivity and goal-orientated people
Women ages 30-60 who love clean love stories with happy endings.
Christians, church groups, worship leaders, bible studies, small groups
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