mark.diller got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Check out mark.diller's Book cover contest…
It was going to change the world—a revolutionary device that, once completed, would serve as a gateway to the future. When the device is completed, though, and the passageway is opened, fearsome weapons from the future pour through and slaughter everything in their path. Now, two unlikely allies—a brilliant scientist and the janitor who happened to save her life—must come together to unmask their enemy, fight their way to the heart of his deadly operation, and find a way to close the Gate before a terrible future can hijack our present.
Science fiction and thriller fans, probably mostly (but not exclusively) male, aged late teens to thirties and forties.
This book is more thriller than sci fi (even though it has a sci fi premise); book covers in this genre tend to have photorealistic elements, but often they're presented in profile or outline. Otherwise the emphasis is on the title and author's name, with high contrast (lots of use of black and deep red/green in the background so that the text really pops). These covers promise the reader that there will be danger, action, suspense, etc.
What to avoid
No faces - when human figures appear on covers in this genre (which is not very often), they're rendered in silhouette or shot from behind.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $399.
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.diller 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!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
Recently completed contests:
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