ishane94 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
In Ten Years Cover
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In Ten Years
Ian Shane is the author of Postgraduate and Radio Radio and creator of the blog, Sundry Notes of Music. He currently lives in Denver with his cats.
Ex-jock Chris and socially awkward Liz weren’t likely to become best friends, but they’ve had each other’s back since college. On a night both of their romantic lives implode, they make a pledge; if they aren’t married in ten years, they would marry each other. With a year left before their deadline, Chris and Liz make a mad dash to find “The One,” while navigating a minefield of modern dating complications. They must deal with skeptical friends, faces from the past, and hidden jealousies and feelings neither one of them will ever admit to. From Ian Shane, author of Postgraduate and Radio Radio, comes an unconventional one-in-eight-billion romantic comedy. In Ten Years is a contemporary When Harry Met Sally that is perfect for fans of Nick Hornby, Jonathan Tropper, and Matthew Norman.
Ah...the 64 million dollar question. I'm looking for something light and something that keeps to the esthetic of the "lad lit" subgenre (ie Hornby, Tropper, Norman). I'm not sure how I feel about multiple colors in the font, but I'm not opposed to it. It may be appropriate to two colors alternate every other letter, as every other chapter is narrated by the two main characters...I'd have to see it. I need the cover to be 10.5 X 16 at 300 ppi. This will be used for a physical book as well. I have a standard design for the spine and the back that I will be designing myself. I will also be using this for promotional materials as well. I am attaching several covers that can be used as a guide post.
What to avoid
Free-flowing cursive fonts.
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.
ishane94 collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
This designer was the only one who provided a design close to my thoughts for the book cover. I had a wonderful experience working with the designer to make the changes necessary to get the cover to the final version! Five star work all the way!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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