twdougherty got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Book cover: Freedom from technology addiction (cell phones, video games, social media)
Check out twdougherty's Book cover contest…
Freedom From Virtual Slavery
Travis Dougherty lives with his wife and two children in Northeastern Ohio. He works professionally in retirement planning and administration. In his free time, he enjoys reading Christian theology, philosophy, and history. He also has an intense passion for making profound ideas easily accessible in his writing.
video game, technology, and social media addiction
Younger people (15-40), primarily males
Book cover type
Abstract design suggesting technology, cell phone, video game, social media. Inviting, bright, space age, perhaps with hints of freedom and liberation from addiction. Escaping the Matrix or destroying Skynet if you like. (Positive messaging, not negative). Big, bold main title font; probably a modern, futuristic, blocky font with some depth. Something like the Ready Player One or Ready Player Two font perhaps. Or possibly a neon sign type font like the Beat Saber game. Title can take up the better part of the cover. Ideally, it would be an abstract background with somewhat subtle images of video games, virtual reality, cell phones. Perhaps exploring the idea of being liberated from technology and technology addiction. Inspiration (or possible use): https://www.dreamstime.com/d-render-neon-light-abstract-background-round-portal-rings-circles-virtual-reality-ultraviolet-spectrum-laser-show-fashion-podium-image144948628 https://www.dreamstime.com/d-abstract-neon-background-cyber-space-virtual-reality-urban-scene-glowing-round-shape-portal-end-street-fantastic-city-image183795347 https://www.dreamstime.com/vector-blue-globe-digital-technology-background-abstract-illustration-innovation-graphic-design-wallpaper-image149346665 https://depositphotos.com/302689054/stock-photo-abstract-image-of-virtual-reality.html https://www.dreamstime.com/vector-abstract-futuristic-high-speed-lens-photographic-technology-innovation-illustration-digital-blue-color-laser-image113407000 https://www.dreamstime.com/abstract-open-door-to-universe-cyberpunk-neon-background-concept-pink-violet-shapes-hologram-led-laser-glowing-frame-modern-d-image210936084 https://www.amazon.com/Screened-Art-Living-Free-Digital/dp/098178531X/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=cell+phone+addiction&qid=1624153373&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEySEFaWVhCTjM3Q1lNJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMjI2Mjc1MldVQzhGVUNaVEFWMSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMzI1MTUzMkFNQThZQklJTlZHTiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU= https://www.amazon.com/Irresistible-Adam-Alter-audiobook/dp/B06WGMQBBM/ref=sr_1_14?dchild=1&keywords=cell+phone+addiction&qid=1624153401&sr=8-14 https://www.cinemablend.com/news/2556537/the-ready-player-two-novel-plot-is-revealed-but-what-about-a-sequel
What to avoid
Avoid pictures of distinct video game controllers/consoles/vr headsets which quickly become dated. Avoid people's hands in chains or excessively negative images. Should be colorful, abstract, and futuristic. This is a positive book about freedom, liberation, escape.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $299.
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.
twdougherty collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
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:
Female, young adult to middle aged.
22-40 year old males, less than 4 year degree, have a skilled trade (should be generic) and own a pickup truck - no over
Mothers who lost their child. Crime victim. Femaies.
People who suffer from depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, insomnia.
Christians looking to deepen their spiritual lives, generally 40+ audience, US, and some other English-speaking countrie
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