Ivano has been very professional all along the designing process: he answered all my doubts and we went along right away. He respected the brief to a tee and I think I will collaborate with him again, might I need design work in the future.
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TITLE: The Specter Is Born
AUTHOR NAME: AJ Smeltzer
DIMENSIONS: 6" x 9"
BOOK SUBJECT MATTER:
***The author has a very specific concept he would like for his cover. Try to get as close as possible. Thank you!***
****UPDATED AUTHOR CONCEPT WITH SKETCH FOR REFERENCE****
The face of the clock is the most important thing in the picture. While it's probably difficult to see in my sketch, the blood spray needs to show that the hands of the clock were at 6:03 when the killing blow was struck. Make the clock as ornate as you want. I didn't actually describe it other than it's an open face clock. But as for everything else, on the stand next to the chair there's a novel, a spoon, a used tea bag and the napkin. I don't care if the background is darkened to the point where detail is lost. If some background is needed, then in the middle of the pic would be the corner of the room. The right wall would have a bookcase with some books on it and the left wall would have an open arch entrance. Essentially, all I was going for was the left arm and hand with the stand behind it and the blood spray from the head wound. That should be enigmatic enough to catch someone's attention without giving away anything about the actual story
GENERAL DESIGN NOTES:
- We need front and rear cover designed.
- Attaching a graphic of our barcode area formatting for placement on the rear cover design.
- At contest end NCP will require the layered PSD file so that our designers can set up the print ready file for our chosen print vendor.
- Designers please design full cover, front and rear.
- Please do your design work in CMYK mode!
- We will need all fonts that are used in the winning design to build the actual print file.