minaminokyoko has picked a winning print design

For $300 they received 45 design concepts from 10 designers!

  • Award 1
    TheBlackParade_Cover by graphic_world

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Dates

Starts:18-Jun-13 9:05 p.m. GMT

Ends:30-Jun-13 9:05 p.m. GMT

Awards

Award 1: $300, was awarded to graphic...

Formats

Single-layer PDF (300 dpi), 40MB max

Contract

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Materials

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Creative brief

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Author's Name

Kyoko M.

Synopsis

One bullet is all it took to transform eighteen-year-old New Yorker Jordan Amador into the last hope for souls of the dead. However, it also transformed her into a cantankerous asocial waitress with a drinking problem.

Jordan accidentally shot and killed a Seer: a person who can communicate with ghosts, angels, and demons. Worse still, she did so on the eve of her own awakening, making her the last Seer on Earth with no one to guide her. As penance, God gives her two years to help one hundred souls with unfinished business cross over from Earth to the afterlife or she will go to Hell. Just as she approaches the deadline, Jordan finds her hundredth soul: a smart-mouthed poltergeist named Michael whose ability to physically touch things makes him distinct from her usual encounters with the dead. However, the deeper she delves solving his sudden death, the more she realizes something sinister is on the horizon.

With time running short, Jordan stumbles across a plot that may unravel the fragile balance among Heaven, Hell, and Earth. Her life is plunged into chaos as she is hunted by demons that want to use her valuable Seer blood to bring about the end of the world and discovers that these creatures have a frightening connection to her family bloodline. Plus, the budding romance between Jordan and Michael makes it harder for them to let go of each other so he can become part of the eternal black parade.

Size Info

Trim size: 5" x 8",
Page count: 25`,
Interior type: Black and White,
Page color: White,
Spine width: 0.056"

Who are your readers?

15-29 year old, primarily female

What 3 things would you like to communicate to your readers with this design?

Urban fantasy, dark, witty

What colors do you want to see in your design?

Red, black, silver, gray, white, blue, green, purple, violet, brown, and any variations of these colors provided they don't look garish.

What colors do you NOT want to see in your design?

Orange, yellow, pink, and any variations of these colors.

Describe the style(s) you like (traditional, modern, etc.)

I was really hoping for someone to do a professional adaptation of the cover I drew here: http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/167/a/2/.... It can be any variation of this type of cover and feel free to be creative. This is just a prototype. I want it to have bright, contrasting colors with a modern look. It can be hand drawn or photoshopped as long as it gets the mood and intrigue across to the reader. In materials, the first two covers are examples of what I really like. The third is an example of what I DO NOT want.

What content must be included in your design?

I would definitely like there to be a graveyard involved, a young black woman (preferably dressed in a drum major's outfit but that can be omitted because it might be hard to find/design), darkness, and skeletons.

NOTE: Please leave space for a 2" by 1.2" white box in the lower right-hand corner of the book's back cover for the ISBN barcode. Images or text in the barcode location will be covered when the book is printed. Make sure you don't have any important elements where the barcode will be placed. Visit CreateSpace for more tips on book cover sizing and requirements.

Brief updates

25-Jun-13 8:05 p.m. GMT
The page count should be 386, not 25. That is a typo. Sorry!