I am willing to pay for a Remarkable cover designs. Something that will catch the audience’s attention and make then Re-Mark about it (remarkable).
In terms of design ideas, there are no real restrictions. I'm open to all different types of art. The only requirments are it has to stand out and be 'subtly clever'. Also avoid Corny 'Hip Hop' stereotypes.
The artwork/book cover needs to reflect the emotion of 'achieving
greatness' of 'turning tragedy to triumph'. It needs to represent a
person at the pinnacle of their success. A person overcoming adversity
and achieving greatness.
It should avoid blatant music and Hip Hop references, (like pretty
much all the current submissions to the contest). The book's focus is on
principles that people can apply to any aspect of their lives (from
students to cleaners’, managers to parents), so needs to be broadly
appealing in the cover. And the way to do that is to focus on the
emotions of 'turning tragedy to triumph' which is universally relatable.
Of course there is a strong 'Hip Hop' element to the book (all
stories and principles are told through Hip Hop examples), so it needs
to somehow reflect this without falling to Hip Hop cliché’s.
As an example of art that reflects the emotion we're talking about take a look at these album covers:
Drake 'Nothing was the same'
Kanye West 'Graduation’
Common 'The Dreamer The Believer'
The Roots ‘Game Theory’
Meek Mill ‘Dreamchasers’
Mos Def ‘Ecstatic’
Please get in touch with your design ideas first to discuss them, as it will save you time by not creating something inappropriate for this.
Attached is the copy we'd like on the cover and back cover.
Also attached is template for the book cover dimensions.
Published with Create Space.
Spine Width: 0.6”
Min Cover Width: 12.85”
Min Cover Height: 9.25”
Attached is a guideline of the size of the Cover.
IMPORTANTLY: The book is being formatted at the moment, and the actual number of pages is likely to change slightly. That means the spine width and cover width may need to be (ever so slightly) adjusted. So please do not apply for this if you are picky about doing some minor follow up work after the design is selected.
More info on cover specs if you need (although it’s all available in the attached files): https://www.createspace.com/Help/In…000000I7be