Entry #90 - Book cover design - by pshoudini

Title of book "Light and Shadows" Author Estela Vazquez Perez picked a winning design in their book cover contest

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book or magazine cover for Maria E. Vasquez


Bronze Book cover package

Purchased for $299

(including 99designs fees)

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  • Qualifying
  • The contest was open to all designers


  • Selected finalists
  • The contest holder selected 6 finalists


  • Final round
  • Finalists continued to submit designs


  • Selected a winner
  • The contest holder awarded a winner


Congratulations to the winner, pshoudini!

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Design brief

Organization name

Title of book "Light and Shadows" Author Estela Vazquez Perez

Description of business

Book cover for a Magical Realism Romance novel - - "Light and Shadows"

Organization industry

Entertainment & The Arts


The name of the book is "Light and Shadows"/ Author Name  Estela Vazquez Perez

I would like a grand 100 year old theater wooden stage with open draping red drapes and elegant balconies on each side. In the middle of the stage I want ,a "ghost light," one light bulb on a tall post. The stage should be dim, the only light is from the light bulb. I would like the design to have romantic and mystical feel.

The synopsis, which is still being written, layout will be in the back.

Further requirements

Image Resolution: 300 dpi (minimum)

Color Space: CMYKRequired

file format: PDF (.pdf) file on Outskirts Press provided cover template

PDF Producer: Acrobat Distiller ONLY (Adobe Library and other PDF programs are not acceptable)using the PDF/x-1a:2001 setting

Bleed: 1/8” (0.125) all sides

Type/Text Safety: 1/4” (0.25) all sides (inside the pink “live area” lines on the front and back and withinthe pink dotted lines on the spine)Spine

Type/Text Safety: 1/16” (0.0625) left/right sides for page counts of 108-828

barcode’s white box is 1.75” wide by 1” high

The words MUST appear below the white boxsurrounding the barcode and should be large enough to align with theoutside edges of the box.

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