anversvalerie got their new book cover by running a design contest:
ebook and paperback cover and graphic identity for next books
Check out anversvalerie's Book cover contest…
Valérie Anvers writes the books she wants to read. A follower of anti-heroes and the second degree, she loves the books of Philippe Djian, Jean-Paul Dubois, and Michael Collins. Cinephile, she loves the cinema of the Coen brothers, Cassavetes, Tarantino and Jane Campion. Bugan Chuluu is his second novel. His first book, Indelible, won the second Librinova Star Award 2018.
Authentic slices of life, brimming with humour and derision, which push us and bring us back to the essentials. Côme, 19, is the eldest son of Jeni who made 5 children by herself. Côme dreams of taking flight, but it’s not so easy when there are missing pieces to the puzzle. Philippe, renowned author, comes to settle, in his early fifties, in the house of his childhood, close to Jeni and his crazy tribe. He’s here to write in peace, but between his best friend, an inveterate seducer who shows up unannounced, his mother meddling in his life, his publisher who got dumped and his neighbor who spends his time laughing at him about his love life, Philippe is having trouble concentrating... And then, above all, there is Jeni, the beautiful, secret, unstable and elusive Jeni... A novel with two voices, those of Côme and Philippe, in prey to doubts and in search of absolute. The reader lives to the rhythm of their transformations, amuses himself with their clumsiness and their obsessions, with the turn of events, with a tight throat when life disappoints them, impatient to see them hesitate, rejoices when they finally let go. With colorful characters and hilarious situations of which she has the secret, this atypical author manages to lead us unknowingly to the depths of ourselves. Carried by a gallery of secondary characters, funny and touching at the same time, Bugan Chuluu is an antidote to the doom and gloom.
Men or women, 30 years old minimum, open minded, with sense of humour, who love to have some fun by reading but with a quality litterature (not Bussi or Marc Levy), but not boring, not intellectual, above all NOT like a french film!
Book cover type
Don’t know yet
I'm looking for a graphic identity matches my writing, and that will be declined in my other novels by the winner (2 already written covers will have be created in early 2021, and then about once a year). The identity : atypical, quality but not boring, my writing and my characters are alive, in move, even when they faced with tragic events. I need some hand drawn characters, expressive and funny, but be carefull : the novel isn't a comic or a child book ! This must catch the eye of the good target, even in small size (even in the small size impression on amazon, of 1cmX2cm). The tone : my writing is straightforward, so we must feel this notion of something on the move, funny, like bright (mediterannen?) colors, for instance. The paperback size : 15,24cmX22,86cmX2,5cm Essential elements : a woman, about 40's, pretty, blond and weavy long haired, with a dress, on a scooter. She can use a helmet, but if we see her face, we must feel she's on the midlife crisis, looking for the charming prince before it's too late, looking to the future. A man, nearly 50's, a writer, not uggly but it's not Georges Clooney either (He felt in the facility, getting a bit fat), possibly with crushes. He's perturbed by the woman on the scooter but doesn't know how to seduce her. Other elements, optionnal, you can use or not : a mountain, like a standing stone if you want (Bugan Chuluu means deer stone, it's a standing stone with deers painted on it) a grand piano, may be falling (Côme is a pianist, he's a joints smoker but well mannered, long blond haires, tall and lean) deer or deer antler a rusty and left out trctor a Panda (it's a Fiat awfull little car) a uterus a castle (because The woman and the 5 children live in a castle) You can to play with the title, about hard-hitting : it has to be big on the cover, but you can use it vertically, or other with the syllables : BU-GAN-CHU-LUU To brief : ATTRACTIVE in small size, ESTHETIC in small size and in close-up view, FUNNY in close-up view. I give you a lot of things, but I 'm really confident of your creativity, you are the creator ! So, do it like you feel it. I will chose a vibration, you see ?
What to avoid
Photos, vector graphics, manga style, romantic style
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.
anversvalerie collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Such a pleasure to work with! Was very quick on the turn around and took feedback and suggestions extremely. I would definitely work with this designer again!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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