Artists needed Design A Book Cover (front only)

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: £202
  • Entries Received: 510
  • Winner: fastdesign360

Contest Brief

The competition is to come up with an eye-catching front cover for a soon to be released book. It needs to be attention-grabbing, absorbing, riveting and sumptuous. Like I always say as a publisher the cover should be so gorgeous that people should want to buy the book just to have the cover!!! It should also reflect the subject of the book and the idea of modernity and tradition merging into one. Perhaps a refined classical touch. May be try out the themes of spirituality and persian patterned backgrounds.

You are the artists, and you need to show your skills and imagination. The competition is sealed so there’s no worry that someone will steal your ideas. I promise to look at every one before the deadline. The subject of the book is an introduction to the Islamic faith. The title of the book is: ISLAM A FAITH FOR OUR TIME. I will send the final details regarding author etc once we have a winner. The winner will need to be available to make some final modifications to the design and also send us a final high definition image (jpeg and vector) for me so it can be .

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  • msajad9class
    Contest Holder
    • 2 weeks ago

    Finally, whoever i would have chosen as the winner, there would have been many many people who would have not won, that is many people who spent hours and days doing work on their covers... so there is no way to prevent that, no way... so people who are saying that now need to appreciate that is the nature of a competition and contest....

    • 2 weeks ago
  • msajad9class
    Contest Holder
    • 2 weeks ago

    It is not easy to give comments on each entry because there were approximately five hundred and eighty entries (580). I looked at to my knowledge at nearly every one. I gave a star- marking to give an idea if the person was on the right lines.

    • 2 weeks ago
  • afsanarimee
    afsanarimee
    • 2 weeks ago

    You should give us comments on our entries. As you didn't give any positive or negative comment, how we supposed to know what we should change or do??
    Many of us tried hard & invest much time on it.

    • 2 weeks ago
  • msajad9class
    Contest Holder
    • 2 weeks ago

    As i said you are being OVER literal..the first brief that was given was the main guide. IT EXPLICITLY MADE MENTION OF “MODERNITY AND TRADITION MERGED INTO ONE”. As for the pattern thing it was introduced by “Maybe…” So there is flexibility. Yes, I was looking for that idea of curvy fonts and patterns etc. and that’s why im in the process, at this very moment, of buying a second design form another one of the entrants who came out with an excellent design following more the curvy font/pattern theme, namely #495 ). But crucially that does not mean that i am bound to reject another design that followed a particular aspect of the first brief and came out with what that entrant believed best imparted the message of the book. THAT WOULD BE UNFAIR. I repeat that this entrant was not given any special instructions to do this (Freelancer admin can verify that), so any accusation of unfairness is unfounded and as i said is based on lack of understanding.

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. neharasheed876
      neharasheed876
      • 2 weeks ago

      good for the designer! it will be amazing that you buy another entry of this person who followed what was given in brief. sounds more fair to me now!

      • 2 weeks ago
  • neharasheed876
    neharasheed876
    • 2 weeks ago

    designer use their imagination in a way that will satisfy what client wants. most of the designers could come up with simpler average entries like that if your instruction were clear and same for everyone. no I didnt misunderstood, just disappointed on how I wasted 7 days in contest that select basic entry as winner.

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. DikaWork4You
      DikaWork4You
      • 2 weeks ago

      You are present at the contest, I often feel it where the description is different from the winning results. It happened because of differences in understanding. Then make experience and be patient. :) Good luck.

      • 2 weeks ago
    2. neharasheed876
      neharasheed876
      • 2 weeks ago

      I dont mind losing. I mind unfair decisions that cost designers days of efforts just because of lack of clarity over brief

      • 2 weeks ago
  • msajad9class
    Contest Holder
    • 2 weeks ago

    I repeat the instructions were same.

    • 2 weeks ago
  • neharasheed876
    neharasheed876
    • 2 weeks ago

    the winning entry is no way near to what you mentioned as what you need: modern curvy fonts and islamic persian pattern!

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. oali063
      oali063
      • 2 weeks ago

      yes I agree with you. What he did was very unfair. Totally waste of time

      • 2 weeks ago
  • neharasheed876
    neharasheed876
    • 2 weeks ago

    such a waste of effort

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. ZeinaMDesign
      ZeinaMDesign
      • 2 weeks ago

      Agreed

      • 2 weeks ago
  • ZeinaMDesign
    ZeinaMDesign
    • 2 weeks ago

    This was entry #212 , granted it's beautiful, it's very unfair for you to have let people send more than 300+ entries, all with vague guidance, looking for something that will "wow" you.

    • 2 weeks ago
  • msajad9class
    Contest Holder
    • 2 weeks ago

    Im afraid you misunderstood. The instructions were the same to everyone, but I did say explicitly to use your own imagination. The pointers i gave were related to things that previously impressed me. This particular entrant was not given any special instructions. However he (like many other entrants) presented something of their own initiative and imagination. It just so happened it struck a chord with not just me, but four of the friends i showed it to (along side other ones that were more like the curvy pattern theme). The second best that i may actually still buy was precisely that type (curvy patterns etc.)

    • 2 weeks ago
  • neharasheed876
    neharasheed876
    • 2 weeks ago

    next time you hold contest, then provide same instruction to everyone! very disappointed

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. msajad9class
      Contest Holder
      • 2 weeks ago

      Im afraid you misunderstood. The instructions were the same to everyone, but I did say explicitly to use your own imagination. The pointers i gave were related to things that previously impressed me. This particular entrant was not given any special instructions. However he (like many other entrants) presented something of their own initiative and imagination. It just so happened it struck a chord with not just me, but four of the friends i showed it to (along side other ones that were more like the curvy pattern theme). The 2pattern

      • 2 weeks ago
  • hakimihamizi15
    hakimihamizi15
    • 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for this opportunity. Such a blessing to have a contest holder that gives a feedback/rating for every single entry. Thank you! I hope your book will be benefits to people who read It and also be the best seller book. To all the contestant, you guys doing a very good job. Good luck in the future everyone! Assalamualaykum.

    • 2 weeks ago
  • msajad9class
    Contest Holder
    • 2 weeks ago

    I will have to use some of my friends to decide for me !

    • 2 weeks ago
  • msajad9class
    Contest Holder
    • 2 weeks ago

    I am really stuck between two or three designs

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. RanbirAshraf
      RanbirAshraf
      • 2 weeks ago

      you can select your best cover I'm really excited to see the winner

      • 2 weeks ago
  • msajad9class
    Contest Holder
    • 2 weeks ago

    495 and 212 are very good

    • 2 weeks ago
  • Rakibul1203
    Rakibul1203
    • 2 weeks ago

    I created one more new design for you but time runs out before it is presented.

    • 2 weeks ago
  • msajad9class
    Contest Holder
    • 2 weeks ago

    There were so many excellent designs i wish there could be more than one winner. I will review them all today and make a decision. Thank you all for participating and I wish you the best in all your life's endeavors. THANKS

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. miasoftt
      miasoftt
      • 2 weeks ago

      Thanks a lot, Sir for your great decision.

      • 2 weeks ago
    2. Rakibul1203
      Rakibul1203
      • 2 weeks ago

      thank you sir

      • 2 weeks ago
  • neharasheed876
    neharasheed876
    • 2 weeks ago

    please go through all my entries before final decision once again! really worked hard and majority entries got 4 stars thanks :)

    • 2 weeks ago
  • ahmedabdelbaset9
    ahmedabdelbaset9
    • 2 weeks ago

    Please check entries #548 #547 #546 #545 #544 #543 #542 #541 #540 #539 #538

    • 2 weeks ago
  • ahmedabdelbaset9
    ahmedabdelbaset9
    • 2 weeks ago

    Please check entries #548 #547 #546 #545 #544 #543 #542 #541 #540 #539 #538

    • 2 weeks ago
  • msajad9class
    Contest Holder
    • 2 weeks ago

    I will choose the winner tomorrow hopefully...Its a hard choice to make, so many excellent designs..

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. afsanarimee
      afsanarimee
      • 2 weeks ago

      Your comment can be helpful for all to improve their designs.

      • 2 weeks ago
    2. sanjaynirmal69
      sanjaynirmal69
      • 2 weeks ago

      Hi! Please review #559 and #562 thank you.

      • 2 weeks ago
  • oali063
    oali063
    • 2 weeks ago

    Please check #577 #578 #579 . I think you'll like them.

    • 2 weeks ago
  • afsanarimee
    afsanarimee
    • 2 weeks ago

    plz check #576

    • 2 weeks ago
  • neharasheed876
    neharasheed876
    • 2 weeks ago

    check all new entries! may the best wins

    • 2 weeks ago
  • sanjaynirmal69
    sanjaynirmal69
    • 2 weeks ago

    Hi! Please review #559 and #562 thank you.

    • 2 weeks ago
  • ahmedabdelbaset9
    ahmedabdelbaset9
    • 2 weeks ago

    Please check enteres #548 #547 #546 #545 #544 #543 #542 #541 #540 #539 #538 #537 #549

    • 2 weeks ago
  • ahmedabdelbaset9
    ahmedabdelbaset9
    • 2 weeks ago

    Working, Please wait

    • 2 weeks ago
  • oali063
    oali063
    • 2 weeks ago

    Please check #527 & #529 . I think you're gonna love them.

    • 2 weeks ago
  • GabrielGoistais
    GabrielGoistais
    • 2 weeks ago

    working on it, please wait

    • 2 weeks ago
  • mehrab007
    mehrab007
    • 2 weeks ago

    Please have a look at #518

    • 2 weeks ago
  • TameemMahmud
    TameemMahmud
    • 2 weeks ago

    Hi Sajad, Please check my entry #486 and review it.

    • 2 weeks ago
  • omarfarukdewan
    omarfarukdewan
    • 2 weeks ago

    please check #469

    • 2 weeks ago
  • msajad9class
    Contest Holder
    • 2 weeks ago

    The covers are very nice but im still waiting to be wow-ed out of my seat..no one gained 5 stars yet!

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. neharasheed876
      neharasheed876
      • 2 weeks ago

      check 396 please

      • 2 weeks ago
    2. Rakibul1203
      Rakibul1203
      • 2 weeks ago

      Please check #432

      • 2 weeks ago
  • omarfarukdewan
    omarfarukdewan
    • 2 weeks ago

    please check my new entry

    • 2 weeks ago
  • neharasheed876
    neharasheed876
    • 2 weeks ago

    check new entries

    • 2 weeks ago
  • tahminamitu53
    tahminamitu53
    • 2 weeks ago

    Please Check new entries

    • 2 weeks ago
  • Rakibul1203
    Rakibul1203
    • 2 weeks ago

    Please check #384

    • 2 weeks ago

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