Heath Buckmaster got their new other graphic design by running a design contest:
Create a Book Cover for a whimsical young-reader's fairy-tale!
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Book cover for author's latest book. Content is for young readers, age 8+. Setting: three magical kingdoms, each ruled by a guardian. Think medieval times with stone castles, agrarian society, villages led by councils of elders, castles on cliffs of large bodies of water, water features (rivers/lakes). Characters: several ghosts (a jester with juggling balls, a stately elder who looks sort of like a priest, a witch, a prince, among others), three small fish (one blue, one red, one green), a good witch (main character), general villagers. Basic plot summary: An evil witch (when she was living), cursed the three guardians who ruled each of the three kingdoms and turned them into fish. She wanted to take over the kingdoms and this was the easiest way to get rid of them (she did not want to kill them, just remove them). Many decades later, a good witch moved into one of the castles since the guardian was no longer there, and set up residence. She consorted with the ghosts living in the castle and generally kept to herself. One day she discovered a strange fish in a stream and realized it was one of the transformed guardians. This sets the plot in motion to find an antidote for the transformation spell and return the guardian's (all three of them) to power. But first, they had to FIND the other two fish, and the antidote spell that was long lost when the evil witch died long ago. Cover concept: an ancient castle, the witch in the air around it on broomstick, ghost concepts flying around, fish concept with the three coloured fish, general fairy tale feel. Attached image is of another book cover by same author - book not in the same series as this one. Please note that title and author information has been removed from this image to focus on the main elements. This image is presented to give an idea of general feel of the cover, but should not be replicated for this design.
Demographics: Young Reader 8+, but also completely appropriate for adults. Since main character is female, audience is likely more targeted to girls, but again completely appropriate for all genders. Fairy tale / Fantasy / Magic.
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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 other graphic design.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Heath Buckmaster collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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