Doubleday has picked a winning print design

For $400 they received 117 design concepts from 19 designers!

  • Award 1
    4-32 by 187designz

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Starts:2-Apr-14 8:47 p.m. GMT

Ends:17-Apr-14 11:59 p.m. GMT


Award 1: $400, was awarded to 187desi...


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Creative brief

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Business Name


What do you do?

Book Publisher

How many pages of print design do you need?

1 poster

List the size requirement(s) for your print design

18 x 24 (or similar proportion)

What is your industry?

Publishing and Media

Describe the target audience for your print design

Readers of Walter Mosley; hip, urban, educated whites and blacks; porn culture aficionados (though not unsocialized, hairy-palmed wankers...); readers of edgy, gritty, realistic fiction; Fans of some of the more transgressive and racy HBO and Showtime series;

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

a) fun
b) hip
c) racy

What print design styles do you like?

The book cover is nicely done, but I also want this poster to be reminiscent of old porn posters, like the one for DEBBIE DOES DALLAS.

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

Whatever works with the cover image(s)

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

not applicable

What adjectives should best describe your print design?

Fun, hip, arresting, engaging, racy

How will you use the print design?

We will print posters for bookstores and fans

What content must be included in the print design?

Book shot; photo of Debbie, "Doubleday" and its logo; I think I want Walter Mosley's photo in it, but I'm not sure I should make the a requirement

Brief updates

By crowdSPRING on 2-Apr-14 8:49 p.m. GMT
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By Doubleday on 2-Apr-14 9:35 p.m. GMT
Here is the headline copy:

Cleaning up her act is the dirtiest business of all.

Additional copy:

Starring Debbie Dare
with Myron Palmer • Axel Rod • Lana Leer • Jolie Wins
Written by Walter Mosley
Published by Doubleday [logo]
Vivid fiction for ladies and gentleman with exquisite taste
By Doubleday on 2-Apr-14 9:54 p.m. GMT
By the way, you have the shot of Debbie with her hair and her blue eye and the spot on her cheek in one piece, but then I've provided them all separately—not really sure if that helps or not. Since the story is about a woman who wears the wig and the contacts etc as part of her porn persona, who is trying to break away from the porn business, you may want to show her in her natural state, without any of that. Or you may want to show all the artifices (such as the wig and the contacts, etc) that she's unloading. Sorry....I know it when I see it!
By Doubleday on 4-Apr-14 11:15 a.m. GMT
EVERYBODY!! Please tuck that Doubleday logo away! Nobody buys a book because it's published by Doubleday. It does need to be on the poster, but small and in a corner, for example, next to "Published by Doubleday". The important elements here are the headline, the title of the book and Debbie.
By Doubleday on 6-Apr-14 11:46 a.m. GMT
Reminder: This is a poster for a book, yes, but it has to have a porn sensibility: garish, glitzy, brightly lit, in your face, tacky. Many of these designs have conquered the basic layout challenge, i.e., weighing the elements and laying them out harmoniously. Now we need to ramp up the porn.
By Doubleday on 6-Apr-14 2:42 p.m. GMT
Clarification: By ramping up the porn, I don't mean adding anything explicit. I'm referring to the porn aesthetic—glitz, tackiness, bad lighting, cheese, camp, often mocking of traditional culture. Often satirical in a very broad way. Check out this gallery of vintage porn posters: Look at "Flesh Gordon"! You can see an aesthetic that runs through them.

I realize that the imagery I have given you to work with isn't all that, so it has to be added graphically with type design, graphic elements, color, etc. But no need to add body parts.
By Doubleday on 7-Apr-14 3:37 p.m. GMT
Hi all. I'm seeing some very nice designs with all the elements weighed appropriately and in the right place. Now we just need the right amount of glitz, camp and porn style to to put it over the top, and that will have to come from elements other than what I provided. It may not be helpful but here's a little something about the plot:
By Doubleday on 10-Apr-14 4:21 p.m. GMT
We are extending the deadline only because we want to publicize the project to Mosley's fans and to the media in general.
By Doubleday on 10-Apr-14 9:39 p.m. GMT
Clarification on the extension: I feel like I have some great creative, thanks to all! I did not extend the deadline looking for more, though if some should come in it will be considered. We want to publicize some of the entries via a Focus Group that we'll open to various media outlets, incl Mosley's Facebook Page.