RODLEVEL has picked a winning print design

For $450 they received 148 design concepts from 21 designers!

  • Award 1
    The last Prophet # 12 by desiigo

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Starts:3-Feb-13 10:07 p.m. GMT

Ends:23-Feb-13 11:59 p.m. GMT


Award 1: $450, was awarded to desiigo


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Creative brief

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Author's Name

Rod Level, M.D.


A rogue CIA agent teams up with an emergency trauma surgeon to solve teh 400-year-old mystery of the Knights of Malta, a secret coded into a series of Caravaggio paintings.

Size Info

Trim size: 6.14" x 9.21",
Page count: 365,
Interior type: Black and White,
Page color: Cream,
Spine width: 0.913"

Who are your readers?

Adult Fiction. Historical Novel. Thriller Readers. Usually women between 25 -55 years of age.

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

Caravaggio Paintings. Knights of Malta. Thriller. (Feel free to visit developing web site:

What colors do you want to see in your design?

Any colors that create the thrill.

Red, White and Black are frequently used by the Knights of Malta and Caravaggio. He was a master of chiaroscuro!!

Anything that creates the thrill. If you want, review some of Carvaggio's masteripieces like THE CALLING OF SAINT MATTHEW. THE CRUCIFIXION OF SAINT PETER. THE CONVERSION ON THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS.

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

This is for a book cover. I want you to design a front and/or back cover that will THRILL and attract a reader!!!

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

No preference. Consider viewing Caravaggio's paintings.

What content must be included in your design?

If you view the web site we started a cover that has the MALTA CROSS with a stethoscope wrapped around it. It conveys the content of the Malta secret and the heroine (a trauma surgeon).

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

By RODLEVEL on 7-Feb-13 12:43 a.m. GMT
I'm extending the deadline because I've assembled a woman forum to review the submissions. This book is targetted at women between 25-55 who are conservative. I want to show your covers to them and let them choose. Please keep submitting suggestions.
By RODLEVEL on 22-Feb-13 11:48 a.m. GMT
These art covers have been outstanding the the women in the forum have loved looking at them. All of these artists have tremendous talent and imagination. Thank you for helping with this project.