Book Cover Illustration (Action Comic Book-Style or Photograph)
- Status: Closed
- Præmier: $150
- Modtagne indlæg: 52
- Vinder: KeithSoertsz
This is a contest for designing a book cover for an upcoming Perpetual Imagination release. The design will be for the cover of the book "Oedipussy" by Solomon Deep. The book is about the leader of a grunge rock band whose taste for fame and glory is cut short when he is in high school, and needs to reconfigure his life in order to move forward after a tragedy.
What we are looking for is two things:
1. A vector version of the logo for the book. See preliminary sketch attached - but should be re-made to streamline it and make it look better.
2. A cover for the book that has a 1990s grunge rock girl that prominently displays the logo and the author's name in a manner that makes sense for the book, is captivating, and obviously would sell copies of the book. The title and logo will be in front of a drawing or photograph of a grunge girl with a captivating view of her mouth, neck, and breasts with cleavage in a distressed tee shirt. The logo could possibly be in the style of a tattoo on her chest, or perhaps some sort of design on the tee shirt. We had an idea that the author's name would be "signed" across a breast in the style of a fan-girl groupie, but we were unsure of how to make that look interesting. See preliminary sketch idea attached.
The look we have been thinking about is in the style of comic-book punk, such as the comic books published by Suicide Girls (SFW Picture: [login to view URL]) or Tank Girl (SFW Picture: [login to view URL]) and if those links don't work, just google them. Would consider a photograph version if it is done well, but unsure of how that would be executed to look good.
The design should not be exactly what is in the example if you have a better idea., but would also love to work with the winner to change a couple things if need be. Do not hesitate to move somewhat outside of our ideas illustrated above. It needs to be rocking, sexy, and make both men and women want to read the book.
The size of the image should be very hi-res, and the book cover itself will be 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm), but should offer some room for bleed/crop/etc. It should be at least 600 dpi, but would appreciate more if we were to print it on a poster, so essentially as big as you can make it while keeping a 2x3 aspect ratio. Furthermore, we were planning on something for the rear cover, but if you wanted to extend the image for a rear cover that might work (and leave room for copy), feel free.
Book covers for previous titles by Deep are available at [login to view URL]
We will keep all rights to the images as a work for hire, BUT will credit you personally in the title page and on the back cover of the book, as well as include a link to your website if you wish. Of course, you can use the images for your own portfolio and promotion.
Thank you so much for your entries, and good luck!
“Keith has been an excellent, professional, and extremely competent artist to work with. His artwork is very high quality, and he is clear and quick in communication. An excellent freelancer.”
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