Carl2008 got their new illustration or graphics by running a design contest:
War Horse is ready to go into battle with your amazing sketch
Check out Carl2008's Illustration or graphics contest…
We print entire books as posters. Yes, the complete book from the first word to the last. Obviously they don't all fit a perfect poster size so we use the remaining white space to create a shape in the text which makes a beautiful artwork out of what is, up close, nothing but the words of the story.
What's your vision?
We are looking for a strong graphic concept for the book "War Horse" by Michael Morpurgo. It should represent themes, characters or events from the book in a strong, silhouette style. This is the book and not the film script, so you should definitely AVOID anything that's identifiably from the Spielberg film of the same name, and its marketing materials. If you've read the book, this will be an advantage to you; we will be most impressed by concepts that embody the themes of brotherhood, duty, hardship and happiness that weave their way through the novel. Yes, the story takes place in the trenches of World War I but it should be a design that people want to have on their wall, so try not to make it too horrific! We are prepared to use some colour but it should add something that mere silhouette cannot. We don't want to just colour in part of something which actually works in black and white. Be wary, too, of using too much detail as the spaces between the words and paragraphs will scramble your image outlines a little and make intricate shapes indistinct or unclear. Browse our website to get an idea of the sort of broad shapes which work best. Some other guidelines: Generally, if you need thin lines, they should be straight and horizontal. Curved and/or vertical thin lines will be hard to implement without scrambling the text and/or breaking up columns. Make use of the silhouette style, don't fight it. Our "Clockwork Orange" design is an excellent example of this - the shirt, glass, milk and background work together without requiring a third colour. Less is more. A clever concept done simply is ten times as powerful as an intricate design that shows off your amazing detailing skills. If you want to make the title central to your design that's fine. It will almost certainly be incorporated into the design somehow anyway. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT CONCEPTS THAT LOOK LIKE THE FINISHED ITEM. We want to see your shapes as plain vector art, not what the finished product will look like. The positions of dialogue, chapter headings and suchlike mean the precise implementation of your concept will happen at our end. Don't make extra work for yourself! Just send over your best ideas.
We will not be using your design exactly as you submit it. We will take the shapes you draw and adjust them to fit the columns and the text flow to make the best possible piece we can, one that stands up to scrutiny as well as looking good from a distance. If you don't like the final result you will have the option not to be credited.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Illustration or graphics starts at $349.
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 illustration or graphics.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Carl2008 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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