brian.beneventi got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design chilling cover for a YA mystery novel
Check out brian.beneventi's Book cover contest…
Running Out of Lies
Brian is an aspiring author with a passion for well crafted stories and keen observation on human behavior. His stories will take you on a roller coaster ride, following complex character dynamics that grip you. His favorite authors include JK Rowling, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis and Stephen King. Specializes in mysteries and crime fiction.
'Running Out of Lies' is the story of Shane Alderman, a headstrong high school senior who craves loves after his father disappeared when Shane was thirteen. But Shane doesn’t believe his father just left him—he believes he was kidnapped. So much so that he steals his father’s possessions from his mother, who just wants Shane to move on, and gives them to the police as evidence. This has been Shane’s practice for several years, although the evidence never amounts to anything. The police aren’t much help, and, frustrated, Shane takes a new approach. When he learns that runners who place at the state cross-country meet will be televised nationally, Shane joins his high school team. His father, a former runner himself, often watched televised meets when Shane was younger. To Shane, it’s a simple plan: place at state, make it on TV, hope his father—kidnapped or not—is watching and learns Shane’s looking for him. But running isn’t just about the races—it’s about the journey. While chasing after his father, Shane meets and falls for fellow student Lyla, but as he tries to win her heart the fear of rejection he’s felt in his father’s absence holds him back. Can Shane learn to love himself enough to have the future he wants, or will he simply run away from both his future and his past?
Teenagers (grade 8-12) and adults.
I like mystery and intrigue and cleverness, if possible. I want an image of a teenage boy running, possibly a profile silhouette. I like the image of vertical highway lines. Fog and pine trees are a bonus because the novel is set in Oregon.
What to avoid
No Comic Sans font. No flowery, feminine fonts or images. This is a mystery novel.
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.
brian.beneventi 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
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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