GoingPostal got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Going Postal! book cover design. Immersive journalistic writing
Check out GoingPostal's Book cover contest…
This is a work of immersive journalism combined with a personal introspective on the experience of working as a mail carrier.
This is a writing that would appeal to all ages, especially of the 600,000 currently postal employees and all who find immersive journalism interesting. The outrage some have felt due to mail-in ballots for the most recent U.S. Presidential elections have peeked interest in United States Postal Service operating procedures.
Book cover type
If you're not familiar with the phrase "Going Postal!", it describes a situation where one might "lose their patience and freak out" as what had happened to a few U.S. Postal workers back in the day. The postal workers just SNAPPED and shot guns at the workplace and otherwise went "crazy" on people and freaked out. The phrase is now used universally as a description on "not being able to take it anymore". Also, the twin meaning in THIS case is that it literally describes an account of someone taking a job with the US Post Service and literally, going postal! And, also in this car, the job causes the writer to Go Postal at some points. So, the only thought that I had in mind so far was to make the book the color white and, to simulate an EKG that a patient might be registering on a monitor, use the US Postal Red and Blue lines (that you can see on the standard Postal Vehicle) that go across the entire back of the book horizontally and wrap around to the front of the book in a flat line and then, about mid way across the front start a "blip" that grows into a Red/Blue explosion. With the title above the lines and the sub title and by-line below the lines.
What to avoid
No Postal Service logo's can be used. I would think that the postal service can't copy-write the color Blue and Red in a horizontal line but, you never know.
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.
GoingPostal 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…
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