ploetzenederb got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Unusual engineering textbook needs bold cover with strong typography
Check out ploetzenederb's Book cover contest…
Machine Vision with LabVIEW
This is a non-traditional textbook introduction to a typically very dry and difficult subject: machine vision/image processing. This field is usually very math-heavy and full of boring theory that is difficult to apply, but the book uses modern teaching methods, engaging examples and stresses conceptual understanding and practical applications. Many visual examples are tongue-in-cheek and cater to a younger audience (dragons, unicorns, pugs,..). Nevertheless, the book goes to a highly advanced level and contains original information that can't be found anywhere else. Please create a file PSD/Illustrator file that I can edit later on. I'm OK with stock images and have a freepik.com subscription.
Typical reader: male, 25-35 years old, professional engineers/scientists working in their first job / a new lab; nerdy/introvert/Reddit; all of them have a background in programming LabVIEW - which is tool for pragmatic people rather than uber-geeks
Book cover type
- Book cover is 8" x 10" (20.32 x 25.4 cm) - Attached are book covers I like and some screenshots of the interior - The interior uses Big John + Kozuka Gothic Pro as fonts, but this is not required. Just take note that the interior is atypical for an engineering textbooks Look & Feel: - Bold, attention-grabbing, contemporary design - Minimal with strong typography is preferred Colors & images: Bold colors preferred. Big images of fruit / ideally a watermelon would be nice. But images are not mandatory, I'm happy with a pure-typography design Message I'm trying to send: This is the most cutting-edge book on the topic, it is unusual, engaging (for a dry subject) and fun
What to avoid
The design shouldn't be cheesy/childish. It's still a professional textbook requiring a background in engineering.
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.
ploetzenederb 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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