jmnelson1800 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create a cover design for a new young adult novel, "The City of God".
Check out jmnelson1800's Book cover contest…
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"The City of God" is a suspenseful young adult novel about a teenage soldier who, with the help of another young man claiming to be a prophet, fights to overthrow a tyrannical church, one that rules over a dystopian city in the ruins of the United States. Think "1984" meets "The Hunger Games" with a corrupt religion being the antagonizing force.
What's your vision?
I would like a front and back cover that can be applied to both print and standard Ebook formatting. Title: The City of God Author: Justin M.D. Nelson Front Design: I am open to anything that combines biblical artwork (illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, classical painting, etc...) with the violence of war or the more negative aspects of religion (censorship, indoctrination, persecution, etc...). The cover that I have been imagining is that of a teenage soldier with his back turned, standing in front of a city in the desert, one with a large wall running through it. Behind him, he holds a rifle, and on his wrist is his Gage (a tattoo similar to a bar code), This is, of course, just one image, and I am open to other ideas. IMPORTANT NOTE: I would NOT like cover art that makes the book seem like a work of Christian Fiction. It is a young adult dystopian novel that happens to be centered around a corrupt militant religion. It should be clear that the City of God is not someplace you want to be, and that the soldier should not be comfortable being a soldier (if these images are used). Back Design: Anything that flows well from the design in front will work just fine.
I would like to include this brief description somewhere in the design (back, inside cover, etc...): "It's been almost one hundred years since August the Great lead his followers west through the ruins of the Former United States, establishing his religion, the American Church, in a new city that came to be known as the City of God. For Cormac, all hopes of a normal life are destroyed when he is kidnapped and forced to join the Army of God, fighting as a soldier against all who threaten the Church’s power. When he discovers a boy who claims he can hear the voice of God, it sends him on a journey across the city. With the boy, and the dark secrets of the city and the Church, Cormac must decide which side he is on as the city stands on the brink of a revolution."
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.
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Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
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