aaron79gibson got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Cover for novel that's a dark family drama w/ black humour, set during Coronavirus pandemic.
Check out aaron79gibson's Book cover contest…
Born in Sydney AUSTRALIA, Aaron Gibson studied writing and cultural studies at UTS and has a background working in media and more recently the disability sector. His interests include bad movies, pulp fiction, music (all sorts), nature, meditation and conspiracies.
The Wise’s are the quintessential modern family. They’re liberal, open-minded, self-employed and have all the creature comforts one could ever want. Like a lot of people in their position, they’re also up to their eyeballs in debt. The façade of ambition and success is about to come unstuck. Robert and Brenda Wise, their 18-year-old twins Gretel and Olly, and their cat Shadow are stuck in self-isolation as a pandemic grips the planet. Quarantined in their own home after Robert came down with a mild fever, they have everything they need in their McMansion in Sydney’s south. But their work and lifestyle is about to take a devastating blow. The mainstream media has perpetuated the crisis as ‘unprecedented’, and fear and uncertainty is gripping the land. The NSW Government is taking extreme measures to control the virus, and everything has come to a grinding halt. All trade and services have been suspended due to strict social distancing laws. The entire nation is confined to their own homes as the economy collapses. With infection rates on the rise and the government racing against time to flatten the curve, this tight-knit family will be tested like never before, as they and everyone else navigate unknown territory. Life as they know it is about to change in ways unimaginable.
Ages 16-50, male and female, non-binary, anyone living in the contemporary digital era, city dwellers, suburbanites, moviegoers, music lovers, readers of contemporary fiction, popular fiction, transgressive fiction and young adult fiction.
Looking for a bold, dynamic yet minimalist design. The work could be classified as a dark family drama for the digital era, with sprinkles of black humour. It touches on taboo subjects like incest and domestic violence. But mostly tackles media manipulation, fear, mental health and isolation See two images attached below. The idea I had was a large family home with title running through centre. No blades underneath house as shown. With numerous coronavirus cells in the sky above and all around the house. In an abstract kind of way.
What to avoid
Open to suggestions and guidance where necessary.
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.
aaron79gibson 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!
Was blown away by his very first attempt at the cover, it just needed one or two minor tweaks. Looks better than what almost all traditional publishers are putting out.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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