lougrimmauthor got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create a Young Adult parody book cover depicting birds behaving like humans
Check out lougrimmauthor's Book cover contest…
Birds of a Feather
Not much is known about Larkstress o’Lilt, but let's assume she's Australian. She possibly already writes under another name but wants to ‘prove’ herself—although her Planet of the Birds works appear, shall we say, ‘unsullied’ by professional editing. She’s bound to be an introvert, perhaps owns a small dog, but would never own a famous-for-eating-birds cat. She's probably a twitcher, living in the bush, head in the clouds, raving about how smart birds are. On the other hand, maybe she is a he; sad and lonely, no friends, living in a capital city with neighbours who don’t even know he exists. Or maybe, s/he just doesn't want the series to be about them, but about the birds! Whoever they are, this is their first work and we think it’s a good one.
It’s hard being at the top of the evolutionary tree when you don’t know how to launch off its branches. Felix P Brown has a dream. He dreams of migrating, of feeling the wind in his feathers and meeting new birds. And he wonders whether stinkbugs taste as good in the Northern Hemisphere. Nothing’s going to stop him, and just as soon as he graduates from school, he’s leaving with the curlews. Felix also has the flying skills of a wet paper plane, the attention span of a butterfly, and the grace of a goose. Oh and did he forget to mention his species doesn’t exactly migrate? And that the rules of his world mean he’s expected to stay at home to raise the eggs? It’s only when the curlews tell him about the winds he’ll encounter—the icy winds, the frozen-chook-in-a-wind-tunnel winds, the no-winds-at-all winds, and the inver-somethings he’s already forgotten about—that he wonders if everything’s going to stop him. Only when the beautiful Amelia struts into his life will Felix finally become as free as a bird—one way or another.
There is a subtle 'reverse sexism' that girls are more likely to appreciate, but boys and girls would readily identify with characters and situations.
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.
lougrimmauthor 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 2 winners!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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