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Design the "Masters of Doom" book cover for Audiobooks.com

Audiobooks.com needed a new book or magazine cover design and created a contest on 99designs.

2 winners were selected from 194 designs submitted by 64 freelance designers.

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2
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Some of the designers who made it happen

Winner - heatherita
heatherita is a great professional, she works well and fast, always ready to adapt any changes to reach perfection and custommer satisfaction. For any other works, no doubt I would count with her!
- ch.salmon77
Winner - Sherwin Soy
Sherwin is REALLY good. This is a high end business book and he has a very good feel for complex design elements. We were after some subtle messaging in this design and he pulled it off. Also, we are a very detail oriented hands-on company, and he worked really well with a lot of very specific back and forth modifications.
- tim67
Finalist - christian alban
Christian is a really talented designer who immediately understands the brief; he's fast, responsive, super-professional and really easy to deal with. He was very patient with me throughout the editing and refining process and this resulted in a fantastic logo which we are proud to use. Muchas gracias Christian!
- Anonymous
Finalist - margauxx
Maxxmedia produced stunning designs so quickly, following my brief, and immediately capturing the essence of my work. Revisions were made instantly and generously. It has been a great pleasure to work with this designer and to have brought this project to perfect completion in so short a time.
- Htubridy

How Audiobooks.com started their book cover journey

Organization name

Audiobooks.com

Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach

Audiobooks.com distributes and publishes audiobooks online.

What industry do you think your business is most related to?

Entertainment & The Arts

What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?

* The Book *

We are publishing a new audiobook called "Masters of Doom". The title is read by Wil Wheaton and we need a great cover!

The book follows the inception of the video game company ID Software, and its creators John Carmack and John Romero. They grew from being a small and independent shareware game publisher, to creating some of the most successful and beloved computer games of all time (Doom and Quake).

* Book Summary *

Here's the summary from the publisher:

"Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anything, they lived a unique and rollicking American Dream, escaping the broken homes of their youth to produce the most notoriously successful game franchises in history—Doom and Quake— until the games they made tore them apart. This is a story of friendship and betrayal, commerce and artistry—a powerful and compassionate account of what it's like to be young, driven, and wildly creative."

* The Specs *

The audiobook cover should be 6" by 6" in dimension. If using Photoshop, please use 300 dpi.

The cover needs to contain the following text:

   Masters of Doom

   David Kushner

   Read by Wil Wheaton

   Unabridged

* Design Details *

We like the concept of using one core image or illustration which shows the theme of the book (the book is about video games and gaming culture). Simple is always good!

Please do not use any trademarked or copyrighted images (ie. no images or logos from Doom or other ID games).

We have attached an image of the print version of the book (we can't use this artwork since it is owned by Random House but it might spark some ideas). We've also attached some covers that we like, but please try to be creative and original! These just happen to be ones we like, rather than ones we want you to emulate, although the "Catching Fire" cover IS pretty awesome...

Good luck!

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