derekalvarez got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design a bestselling book cover for Environmentally Conscious, Spiritual Leaders
Check out derekalvarez's Book cover contest…
Multi-author book with about 30 authors
These stories illuminate the keys to living a passion-driven and heart-centered life. They show us that our dreams are not only possible, but also an important part of society’s evolution. Changemakers reminds us all that we have the power to create the life we desire for ourselves and generations to come. Do you have the courage to choose change?
Spiritually-minded entrepreneurs & purposeful action-takers. 25-50 year olds (mostly women).
Book cover type
Trim size is 6x9. The authors are all environmentally conscious, mostly spiritual leaders (hence the color selection and light element). One idea I have includes a sans serif title on the top third, with a “globe” element (or gesture of it) emerging from the bottom edge. I could also see a lotus layered in. An archway to indicate a new world (touching on the subtitle). These may be combined, or focus on 1 element with cleaner lines. Another idea includes a constellation/cosmic background - similar to images (“the starseed” and pink/orange screenshot attached in the brief) I am open to alternate ideas - please trust your creative inspiration & don’t hesitate to offer something different. Possible stock photos to use: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/earth-galaxy-sun-elements-this-image-526761331 https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/bursting-galaxy-elements-this-image-furnished-1024633576 https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/awesome-galaxy-somewhere-outer-space-cosmic-1904772319 https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/infinite-space-background-nebulas-stars-this-1576287658 https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/awesome-endless-cosmos-science-fiction-wallpaper-1932514658 https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/image-carina-nebula-infrared-light-elements-418202680 https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/stunning-galaxy-elements-this-image-furnished-1717095772 https://www.shutterstock.com/image-illustration/black-hole-science-fiction-wallpaper-beauty-1486197107 https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/cluster-stars-starfield-nebula-elements-this-1923940346 https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/solar-eclipse-elements-this-image-furnished-685347313 https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/space-scene-planets-stars-galaxies-panorama-1154079046 https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/lotus-vector-element-golden-line-arts-1829432189 https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/lotus-hand-drawn-vector-set-collection-1697094475 https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/luxury-gold-lotus-background-vector-zen-1995414404 https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/luxurious-background-design-golden-lotus-flowers-1855451500
What to avoid
No figures or pets, please
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.
derekalvarez collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
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