Starts:20-May-13 4:03 p.m. GMT

Ends:3-Jun-13 4:03 p.m. GMT


Award 1: $300


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Creative brief

The buyer added updates to the brief. Read them.

Business Name

Jeremy Good

What do you do?

Write WW2 / Ancient Egyptian historical based thrillers.

How many pages of print design do you need?

One (front & back cover & spine)

List the size requirement(s) for your print design

6" x 9", 394 pages, on Cream paper (at 0.0025"), high resolution 300dpi, with space on back cover for 2" x 1.2" barcode in bottom right corner.

What is your industry?


Describe the target audience for your print design

ABC1 males 40+ with an interest in WW2 mystery thrillers/Ancient Egypt/David Bowie.

What 3 things would you like to communicate to your audience through your print design?

Modern, fast paced thriller set in 1976. The main protagonist is male. The cover should exude style, innovative design & yet also be retro to the 70's & WW2. The '76 heat wave.

What print design styles do you like?

Think James Bond movie opening titles - those swirling shapes that melt & morph. The bodies in solid block colour. Modern/clean/white. Design montage/Indian Paisley.

What colors do you want to see in your print design?

Orange, ochre, mustard yellow, lots of white, brown, faun.

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

Pastel shades or primary colours. Or the ubiquitous shadowy loan figure standing in front of the Bradenburg Gate for instance as with most modern thrillers about the war or spies.

What adjectives should best describe your print design?

Bold, clean, new, innovative, David Bowie, 1970's, escaping/running man, branding, iconic, modern, fast.

How will you use the print design?

Print on demand paperback, followed by e-book & hardback versions. The book cover will form the colour scheme/palette for a website & Facebook page. The novel is the first of a trilogy and therefore it is important that the branding works across 3 different novels.

What content must be included in the print design?

An escaping/running man in block colour. Swirling pattern/Paisley. Swastikas & Egyptian hieroglyphs but subdued, in the background perhaps forming a pattern scheme. White & orange/ochre colour scheme. The title of the book: The Butcher's Son. The author name: Jeremy Good. A lot of white so that the design cover stands out. Back cover blurb, (to be supplied on request). Spine title & author name.

Brief updates

By Jeremy_Good on 25-May-13 4:37 p.m. GMT
Although I have called this project '1976 Thriller', this does not mean I am after a cover that looks like something from the seventies. My vision for the cover is this: A swirling gaseous design, surrounded by white. In the white, trails of a 'Paisley' style pattern which subtely, but only if it works, contains tiny swastikas & heiroglyphs. Inside the swirling pattern of orange, ochre, brown etc. is the figure of a man running/escaping. He too is coloured to complement the pattern. Can I say that creatives should look at the wonderful designs for Ben Galley's 'Emaneska' series for inspiration. Though the genre is completely different, the level & attitude of the designs is exactly what I'm looking for. Though I have tried to be quite specific as to my requirements here, I am still open to suggestions and modern/avante gard designs. Best of luck and thank you.
By crowdSPRING on 8-Jul-13 3:20 p.m. GMT
Hi all,

We just wanted to let you know that the buyer in this project has requested a refund. And, because we offer buyers a money back guarantee, sometimes we have to make good on that promise.

To reward the loyal creatives who worked hard on this project and all the others on the site, we've taken the proceeds from this project and used them to fund our monthly cS Awards program. The cS Awards are issued every month based on varying criteria but are a simple way that we give back to the community and reward our creatives.

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