Christian (Vibrant Life) got their new book cover by running a design contest:
WANTED: Cookbook Cover Design
Check out Christian (Vibrant Life)'s Book cover contest…
Paleo für Einsteiger
UPDATE: Its about the times where the cavemen lived so please use a more "imperfect", bold & rustic design (i.e. the font see https://paleoleap.com/assets/img/paleo-leap-logo.svg) WHATS THE BOOK ABOUT: Paleo for Beginners - everything they need to know about the paleo diet (what it is, which foods to eat, 55 recipes, …). The book will also include a 30 day challenge which helps the readers to get started. TITLE: Paleo für Einsteiger ["für Einsteiger" means for Beginners - please make that way smaller than "Paleo" and less popping) SUBTITLE: No Subtitle AUTHOR: Martin Struck LAYOUT: 2224 x 2743 CONSISTENCY: This book will be part of a series of books in the Paleo. This means we are after a layout where the main elements can be used as a rough template for all following book cover). It is important to see that the covers have something in common and belong together. As a guideline: the final cover design will be very similar to: https://www.amazon.de/Sarah-Kaiser/e/B01INNRU62 So we will have a recurring symbol in the cover which is surrounded by food (which is adapted to the topic of the book i.e. the dinner book will have different ingredients on it than the desserts book) As the main symbol we could use a "mace" (hope that’s the right word) as you can see in the image attached. Theres two cover "drafts" attached which go very close in the direction where I wanna go (one with the mace and the other one where the ingredients surround the title but leave a space open so that’s its more unique compared to other covers which have the ingredients 360°) - the colors on the sample stand for ingredients. We plan to continue working with the winner of the contest for all consecutive covers of this niche and theres a possibility to become one of our main cover designers - then also for other books / niches.
What to avoid
PLEASE read the instructions carefully. I cant accept samples which do not align with the description of the job. Please NO spoon... a wooden mace like the cavemen had PLEASE do not use stock images where the food is already lying there. We need the design unique so that the ingredients are interchangeable for future book topics. Create everything on your own: - select a rustic (wooden or stonish) background - place paleo ingredients on it (not 360° - keep a part open for uniqueness) - find a symbol (i.e. this wooden mace) that is consistent in all book covers of this niche (which also signals a brand symbol)
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.
Christian (Vibrant Life) 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.
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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