SWATTBooks got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Botanical Poetry Books Needs an Understated yet 'Arresting' Cover
Check out SWATTBooks's Book cover contest…
Heart Balm: Whispers and Word Potions
The book is a series of poems that take the reader on a journey of healing the 'Bruised Heart'. The poems are the compassionate witnessing of a range of human emotions - but from the perspective of flowers and trees. These are the Whispers. The Word Potions are the poems I have written as 'poetry medicine' for my clients.
Female 30 yrs plus, interested in holistic therapies, Lunar/Moon cycles, Astrology, spirituality. Nature-connected/aware
Book cover type
Other color requirements
Subtle Earth tones Duck-egg Blue + cream + brown Greens Lapis Blue
The author envisages the book cover to feature the two large drawings (attached) – she's not sure whether Holly should go on the front or Pendulus Beech, but she is happy for designers to get creative with them. She has also said that she is not wedded to these illustrations and would be interested to see what designers make of the drawings. If they came up with something amazing that wasn’t Holly or Pendulus, then she would consider it. Most importantly, she wants the cover to be simple but ‘arresting’. A cover that she really likes in terms of inspiration is the poetry book "Weeds and Wildflowers" by Alice Oswald.
What to avoid
Bright, bold colours. I want it to be understated with regard to colour but arresting in design.
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.
SWATTBooks 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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