I had a very specific idea of what I wanted for the cover of my second novel and not only was iMAGIngarCh+ the first to send her design, she was spot on. She was very proactive and responsive, every time I asked her to make changes, she did so promptly. She was very helpful and I really enjoyed working with her.
- Chris Phoenix
Chris Phoenix consistently produced inventive designs for us, always showing an independent and thoughtful interpretation of our brief. He has been a pleasure to work with. He was patient, always willing to refine ideas and try out new ones, and most importantly, he understands what we’ve been looking for. Chris Phoenix is an impressively adept collaborator, and an extremely talented designer. Unreservedly recommended.
- Brickwork Lizards
[tsg] is a talented and professional designer. He read my contest description closely and delivered a creative and fresh design on his first attempt. He listened and applied my comments quickly. The final product exceeded my expectations. Very pleased.
- David Mark Brown
- No. 6
This is the 2nd project I have worked with No.6. Amazing job.
Creative and attentive to details, give on-point ideas. Importantly No.6 has the patience, he listens to client's need, at the same time give artistic opinion.
- Yellow Rocket
How Carl2008 started their other art or illustration journey
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We print complete novels on single sheets of paper, using the leftover space to create beautiful artworks which, up close, you can read.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
We are looking for concept sketches to use as the basis for our design for the George Orwell classic Nineteen Eighty-Four.
This is a fully licensed project and if selected your design will be used to create the only officially sanctioned poster for this amazing book, with the full cooperation of the Orwell Estate.
It's a fairly long manuscript, and one with many interesting aspects, but we are really looking for a single image. Home in on one theme, image, character or symbol which represents the most powerful message from the story in your eyes and work with it to produce a simple but strong icon.
We are interested in both pure silhouette and a combination of silhouette and full illustration. Don't dispense entirely with the silhouette style however; we find that designs which are "just" a drawing with the text wrapped around are less engaging and people are not as excited by them.
Please avoid narrow lines; rather work with areas that overlap to create your shapes. If you must have narrow lines, bear in mind that horizontal and vertical lines are least disruptive to the flow of text, and diagonals are just horrible up close.
Don't include too much detail. Details will get lost when we get down to the individual words. The entire print will be about 600 lines from top to bottom so if your design doesn't make sense at 600px tall then it's too fussy.