marekI got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Inspiring guide to travelling the world needs an awesome cover
Check out marekI's Book cover contest…
Travel the World Without Worries
Marek has been on the backpacker trail since 2012, visiting over 60 countries all over the world. His blog, Indie Traveller, quickly became one the most-read English-language travel blogs. Marek has moved around the globe by foot, tuk-tuk, taxi, propellor plane, banka, jeepney, mule, horse, quad bike, bus, bicycle, tricycle, speedboat, and hot air balloon. You can follow his adventures at www.indietraveller.co.
This book helps prepare and inspire anyone wishing to jump into the deep end of travel - such as going on a backpacking or round-the-world trip, becoming a nomad, or simply having an awesome adventure far away from home.
Aspiring backpackers, nomads, round-the-world travellers. Mainly 20-35, but some older readers as well. Most people buy this book via my blog to get friendly practical advice for a trip they're already planning. But some also buy it as a gift for friends who want to maybe travel someday (e.g. they buy it for xmas). While it's a very practical guide it should look potentially 'giftable' as well.
Book cover type
The mood should be positive and friendly. I imagine maybe using a script-like font, or some elements that appear drawn with a marker, like a handdrawn map. A bit funky and creative.
What to avoid
I want to move away from the design that I used for the 2nd edition (which you can see in the images attached). I think this design tried to emulate travel guides like Lonely Planet, but for the 3rd edition I would like a different direction. I would like to not use any stock travel photography but illustrative elements are still OK. Please also avoid using a globe as too many travel books do this. :-) For reference, I've included: - Some screenshots of how the book cover will be shown on sales pages and on the website (but please ignore the 2nd edition design) - A screenshot of my new website, just for you to know - A few book covers I like the general style of (but open to other directions as well)
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.
marekI 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!
Rocio was fully engaged from our first communication. She managed to capture exactly what I saw in my head with (I must admit) very limited guidance from me. I could not be happier with the work that she has done, and can't wait to work with her again.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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