Mark Gillespie got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create an eBook cover for 'The Outsider Tales'
Check out Mark Gillespie's Book cover contest…
Entertainment & The Arts
I write books! The target audience is readers of speculative fiction. Book readers in general.
What's your vision?
I'm looking for an ebook cover for 'The Outsider Tales'. The Outsider Tales is a collection of five short stories. These stories are all about society's black sheep - that is, the weirdos, the losers, and the indescribables who don't fit in. The overall theme is one of isolation. The main characters in each of the five stories have been cast adrift of regular society in one way or another. These are people who have ultimately failed to fulfil their potential in life. Bearing this in mind, I'd like the cover to convey a certain mood: the loner, isolation, and so on - BUT without being too depressing! Experiment as much as you like - it's usually the most experimental/innovative ideas that catch my eye. Please feel free to be as creative as you want. But I'm looking for something genuinely artistic and that I can tell has had some thought behind it. I've attached a couple of images that I like - you don't have to replicate these, it's just to give you an idea of the kind of style I like. Thanks for your efforts. Mark
If I constantly rate the work as low, don't take it personally. We're probably going after two different things, that's all. But I don't always have time to write feedback - I'll only do that for designs that I think might work.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $399.
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 book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Mark Gillespie 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!
I really loved the way that the design looked and the font. She really captured the colors and brightness that I was looking for, and she followed my instructions very well. She's a very talented designer.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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