metrowestap got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Need a cover design for a book of poetry about the inner Hero's Journey
Check out metrowestap's Book cover contest…
Notes from the Hero's Journey. [this is a book of poetry, obviously this isn't part of the title!]
Al Davis is a poet, author, businessman, world traveler, martial artist, and gourmet cook. He has lived in many cities across the US, and also in several places in Europe.
A book of poetic breadcrumbs, For you to follow. What do you do when you hit a brick wall? When the answers to the questions you’ve been asking all your life lead nowhere? And it’s become obvious that this is the way they will continue to be answered. And there is no hope in continuing in this direction. Years ago, I was walking on the top of Nob Hill in San Francisco. I passed an older wealthy-looking couple, getting out of a limo. They were loudly arguing about something which was apparently very important to them. In an instant I glimpsed the deeper reality of their lives. I remembered seeing them awash in monetary wealth, and the pettiness of their interchange. I had the thought, “My God, is that the best I can hope for?” The question was rhetorical, and the only answer could have been “Yes”. The questions to my deepest questions continued, unanswered. Questions like, “What is the purpose and meaning of existence? Of my life? Of life on this planet”, questions I’d had since childhood. But I was fortunate. I was able to connect with a different influence. It is one that has, over many answered—deeply and truly—many of the questions I once had. It’s also pointed the way to yet more and deeper understanding of these same questions, as well as others. The poems in this volume are about my internal experience of this quest. If my poems seem cryptic, I am guilty as charged. It is intentional. For the literal mind, as I discovered, can only understand so much. It’s fortunate that we have other parts of ourselves that have far greater cognitive abilities. It is to those parts I speak. If what I am writing resonates with you, and you live in the Boston area, feel free to connect with me. The contact information is within the book. Enjoy!
People in their 20's and 30's, largely women, probably urban, educated and intelligent, who have an interest in spirituality, personal development, inner evolution. You may see samples--in fact I encourage to look at them--on Instagram, @aldavis.me.
Book cover type
I envisioned a drawing or image of Odysseus on his ship, sailing back to his home in Ithica, boat in tatters, him perhaps in rags, but successful in his quest. Can be abstract or detailed, I don't really know. The purpose of this cover isn't to make an artistic statement, it is to sell the book. The title and subtitle have to be large enough to be seen in a thumbnail, and it should be an "in your face" design.
What to avoid
subtlety and understatement.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at MX$5,699.
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.
metrowestap 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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