Jacob.westman9q got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Eerie Small Town mystery Thriller
Check out Jacob.westman9q's Book cover contest…
After a small Oregon town is devastated by a tragic mass shooting, the townspeople must try their best to readjust to regular, everyday life. But just as they’ve gotten back to business as usual, things take a turn for the unexplainable. Something strange is going on with the people of Ackerman. Authorities are receiving calls about sightings of unusual activity, and things lurking in the woods. The animals are exhibiting odd behavior. People are starting to go missing, and worse... As if things weren’t strange enough already, they were about to become even stranger. What lengths will these men and women have to go to solve this bizarre phenomenon, without getting hurt in the process...
Young readers, fans of Stephen King, horror and thriller seekers, mystery junkies.
Book cover type
It’s a book about Aliens... but I don’t want the audience to know that just yet... think small town vibe, very eerie. Maybe something with pine trees or a lake, forests or rivers. The main character is a teenage girl, so maybe an ominous looking girl off in the distance. There is so much that could be done with this piece. If you can stay away from stock images and actually create something, that would be my top wish.
What to avoid
Nothing too extreme, no violent imagery. Keep it ominous, eerie, and most of all, unsettling.
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.
Jacob.westman9q collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
I was looking for a cover that was eerie and unsettling, and this guy gave me something I wasn’t even intending on using. But it turned out amazing and completely changed my mind about how I wanted my cover to look. If I ever need something like this done again, I know who to go to.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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