zellievaz got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Coffee table-esque book design for Don't Do D*ck; anonymous collection of real-life dating stories
Check out zellievaz's Book cover contest…
Don't Do Dick (Don't Do D*ck) -- We aren't sure on which one yet for most brand security so please use either.
There should not be much focus on the author since this is a collection of stories from others.
Don't Do D*ck is meant to be a humorous coffee table book that consists of real-life stories of dating mishaps and bad sexual encounters (Think Chicken Soup for the Soul but funny & fully centered around dating/relationship stories)
Primarily women in their 20s-early 30s. We see this as a good gift after a break up, housewarming (again, we want this to be in more of a coffee table book format), or fun gift for any birthday. Gifting opportunities will be big.
Book cover type
No photography usage of any kind on front cover. Torn between neutrals primarily on cover (want to blend well on a coffee table -- to be something that people visually want to have out) but we are open to pops of pink or leveraging a bright color fully to help it pop like some of the attached examples. Potentially save bold colors to be used on the back cover for contrast. We want the design to be more classic than the content you're receiving inside of the book. Open to more color usage throughout if done in a simple, aesthetic way. Our Instagram is all black & white which is where we lean into the neutrals of the book, however, we do understand bright pops of pink on the book cover could help it pop out in our marketing content. Original "vision" of the design would consist of a bright pink back that runs halfway through the spine into a while/neutral cover with bold black text. We are by no means stuck on this idea so please take creative freedom but keep coffee table book in mind! Primary color usage: Bright pinks, black, white, minimal grey or tans
What to avoid
Stock imagery, anything childlike. We have primarily been using all lower case if you want to play around with that!
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.
zellievaz 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:
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