Winning design by GoldenLionDesign
tylerfaison needed a new book or magazine cover
design and created a contest on 99designs.
A winner was selected from 153 designs submitted by 28 freelance designers.
Some of the designers who made it happen
- WGOULART (wesley)
How tylerfaison started their book cover journey
Fantasy, Crime, History
Rex Monstra is a horror story set in 15th century France. It follow Baron Gilles De Rais who summons a demon, and is slowly corrupted by its honeyed words, and soon becomes a monster himself as many other characters struggle to stop his inhumane acts.
Horror junkies, young adults and beyond (It does get quite extreme with the body horror), predominantly in the US.
What colors do you want to see in your design?
I would like the cover to be a portrait of a nobleman, dressed up in finery, but where his face should be the canvas has been torn out, leaving a white paper void where the man's face should be. The title should be placed above the portrait, in a broken, scrawled, eery font. Beneath the portrait should be the author name, in a more standard, quiet, less attention demanding font. It should still be present, but not the first thing that draws the eye. I'd also enjoy heavy shadowing over the portrait, as if someone was looking at the portrait under the light of a single torch.
What to avoid
Avoid making the nobleman himself in the portrait fearful or terrifying. The presence of shadow, and the torn out canvas where his face is supposed to be should be where the horror lies.
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