Doyle VK got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Cowboys, cattle & cupcakes!
Check out Doyle VK's Book cover contest…
Entertainment & The Arts
What's your vision?
Title- “Stray Cows & Other Short Stories” Author- Brad T. Kemph (author’s name can be small/minimized to provide maximum graphic coverage) Red splash/star- A Random Fat Guy Story (red splash star) Design concept- There is a young cowboy on a horse herding about 3 or so cows (the strays). (Number of cows will depend on how much room you have on the cover. Do not put too many on the cover. I do not want it looking crowded.) The cows are stylized to have floral prints on them. One of the cows must be a ‘skeleton cow.’ The hills in the background are cupcakes. The theme is a fantasy land with a traditional looking cowboy herding these “art” cows in a landscape made out of huge cupcakes. (If the cupcake concept does not work, the background can by in the Outback- Uluru/Ayer’s Rock). The image stretches from the front to the back cover. The images I have provided represent what I want. Each graphic is labeled for each piece of the illustration. There are details for every component- boots, chaps, hat, type of horse, cowboy’s physique, saddle, details for the cows, Uluru/Ayer’s Rock, etc. Back Cover Content (see 3 quotes below) "Stray Cows- A young rodeo cowboy, recently released from prison, attempts to adjust to gay life on the outside in a world of Bear bars and fag hags." "The Girl with the Cupcake Tattoo- A young woman exacts payment from the men who mistreat her. She meets a cowboy that could possibly heal the wounds caused by the man that hurt her most." "Santa’s Socks- A simple pair of socks forgotten on the prairie by “the jolly old Elf” launches a cowboy on the adventure of a lifetime… nearly killing him." Note! Only original designs will be accepted. I will not accept any work that is trademarked, copyrighted, etc. Any copied or plagiarized work will be immediately disqualified. "Cut & paste" of the graphics I provided is not allowed and the design will be eliminated. Documented assurances of original work is expected from finalists. Thanks. Specifications- • Book cover size = 5”x 8” • PDF format • 0.125” to 0.25” bleed on all sides of the cover • CMYK color • 230 pages (on 20 lb paper) • 0.4527” = spine size
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $299.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
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.
Doyle VK 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 2 winners!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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