Phopanator got their new book cover by running a design contest:
A Race for the Sword! Design a cover for a classical fantasy epic!
Check out Phopanator's Book cover contest…
The Sword to Unite
Peter J Hopkins
I am a highschool senior in Missouri who has completed a epic fantasy novel as my senior thesis. Furthermore, I intend to submit this novel to publishers after the full process is done.
The novel is about the epic quest undertaken by the main character Cedric, a lowly lord of a fantasy kingdom, to defeat an reawakening threat known as Azrael. Along this journey, Cedric meets gods and men, battles with monsters and claims great treasures.
The people most likely to read my book would be male, young adults.
Book cover type
It is very much in the vein of Tolkien high fantasy, and as such I would like the cover to focus on classical fantasy. If you would like references to the art style I really enjoy, please look at a video game known as The Banner Saga, which draws its art style from Sleeping Beauty. The book is heavily based off of Anglo-Saxon culture, and the legend of King Arthur.
What to avoid
The use of stock images, any bright colors. I don't want there to be real people or real images on the cover, I want it to look like a piece of art rather than a photograph. Again I stress, no stock images, unless they are free, I am simply avoiding the images to avoid additional fees.
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.
Phopanator 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!
Piere, you truly understood what was in my head & what I wanted to see on paper. For anyone who isn't an artist, if you want your thoughts a reality, Piere d"Arterie is the man for you!
Thank you Piere! And you're also a great artist.
I deeply appreciate your work.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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