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Create a warm and inviting cover for a journal
Check out larrywpitts's Book cover contest…
Games & Recreational
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I'm looking for a front / spine / back cover design for a journal filled with questions to help the reader learn more about themselves. The book title is "100 Questions Every Person Should Ask Themselves: A Journal of Self-Discovery" and the author is "C.B. Daniels". The book is made up of 100 questions that serve as prompts for journal entries and 100 quotes/recommendations that serve as advice / inspiration for the reader. The questions are personal and some are quite serious. I’ve attached a sample of the interior for your reference. I would like the cover to have a warm welcoming design. Something that begs to be written in. It should be comforting and calming to look at. It should NOT have a solid #ffffff white background. Although an off white background is okay. I just don't want to the cover to blend into the background of websites. The author name doesn't need to be prominently displayed and can even be omitted if you think it will make a better cover. The exact size details are in the "other" section. I've attached a copy of the interior of the book as well as the design elements used in the interior. The interior font is Minion Pro. The cover doesn't have to be in these fonts or use the design elements from the interior. I just mention them to give you as much information as possible. Use your best judgement as a designer. To get an idea of other books in the same category you can look here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/books/4742/ I DON’T want my cover to be too similar / a copy of any of the other books in my category. They are just to give an idea of what covers in my category look like. Feel free to be creative in your interpretations of this design brief, I don't have a specific design in mind. I'm just looking for that is warm and welcoming, something that is soothing to look at.
Here are some of the technical specs. The book will be an 6 x 9 inch print book. There is a .125 inch bleed. And the spine will be .588 inches. So the width will be about 12.838 inches and the height will be 9.25 inches. Nothing crucial to the design should be within .25 inches of the trim lines. The book will be printed through Createspace if that helps any. Here is a link to their cover guidelines: https://www.createspace.com/Special/Enterprise/Publisher/submission_guidelines.jsp If you put any text in the spine there must be at least 0.0625" of space between the text and the edge of the spine. The cover should be a 300 DPI Illustrator file. Higher DPI is fine. Please submit the final design on an 18 inch by 12 inch page.
$520 Custom package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at €269.
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