book cover design

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $300
  • Entries Received: 109
  • Winner: sharpBD

Contest Brief

Hi, everyone.

I would like to design a book cover for an engineering book. The title of the book is "Life of Steel".
It is about the life cycle of steel from process of extracting iron ore from the ground to the manufacturing processing of iron and steel; to the recycling of steel and many other aspects of steel-making. You could learn more about the book from the attached files for "table of content".

The book would be published in amazon [url removed, login to view], so you have to use the provided template for [url removed, login to view] guideline of the design can be viewed via [url removed, login to view]

For more detail regarding the specification of the design could be obtained at [url removed, login to view]

The detail properties of the book is listed in attached file "Properties of the [url removed, login to view]".

I have no expertise in graphic designs at all. It is up to you to show me what great designs should be.

Please Read the file "[url removed, login to view]" very carefully.


!!!!For contests viewing the "[url removed, login to view]", I am truly need the cover design of the book.
Please submit your designs as you see fit. "[url removed, login to view]" is about another project that I am working on too.

Thank You

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  • designblast001
    designblast001
    • 2 years ago

    Kindly check entry #129 ... I know it's overwhelming to take a look at all of them...but could you please give my entry a shot ??? Did put up a lot of effort and I hope it turned out just how u expected ... Thanks

    • 2 years ago
  • licciardol
    licciardol
    • 2 years ago

    Please check #127 and #128 i submitted them last hour, thank you.

    • 2 years ago
  • ashbrawler12
    ashbrawler12
    • 2 years ago

    kindly check on #125 & #126 . they are the best ones to be promoted on amazon

    • 2 years ago
  • vizions65
    vizions65
    • 2 years ago

    hi .. my entry is #121 .. looking forward to hearing from you

    • 2 years ago
    1. vizions65
      vizions65
      • 2 years ago

      and #122

      • 2 years ago
  • Jimmy1325
    Jimmy1325
    Contest Holder
    • 2 years ago

    There are a lot of good designs here. however, I can only choose one winner. So I have created a poll. Could you help me to decide which one is the best? Here is the URL: http://www.freelancer.com/contest/poll-NTg4Mzc6MQ==

    I am not saying the other designs are no good, there are only maximum 8 designs can be selected for the poll. You are still welcome to submit entries. I can never know. Maybe the best entries would be submitted at the last moment.

    Thanks for your entries.

    • 2 years ago
    1. sharpBD
      sharpBD
      • 2 years ago

      #107 Also.

      • 2 years ago
    2. xahe36vw
      xahe36vw
      • 2 years ago

      #110 Please..

      • 2 years ago
  • earthprincess5
    earthprincess5
    • 2 years ago

    Did a new version combining my original design with the colours you like. New entry is #111

    • 2 years ago
  • maxbt
    maxbt
    • 2 years ago

    Adding my variations in couple of hours. Please let contest run till end of time.

    • 2 years ago
  • xahe36vw
    xahe36vw
    • 2 years ago

    Hi sir, I hope you can still see the work of others, close your eyes for the first side that have earned your heart .. you try to look at this one #110 .... what do you think ?

    Regard, and thank you :)
    xahe36vw

    • 2 years ago
  • david9thcircle
    david9thcircle
    • 2 years ago

    Please see #35

    • 2 years ago
  • damanvirk
    damanvirk
    • 2 years ago

    Hello,
    Please Check #99 & #100 .
    Thanks.

    • 2 years ago
  • Jimmy1325
    Jimmy1325
    Contest Holder
    • 2 years ago

    Here is a side note but still very important. Do all the contestants check my zipped file yet? Please check it out and read the "PleaseReadMe.pdf", thanks. There are opportunities beyond this contest.

    • 2 years ago
    1. creativedesign06
      creativedesign06
      • 2 years ago

      Dear,
      Just Be careful for copyright Images.
      Thanks

      • 2 years ago
  • JARRDESIGN
    JARRDESIGN
    • 2 years ago

    I discovered the cause.
    I worked in CMYK for print and this site shows RGB.
    Sow... check #91,#92.Thanks.

    • 2 years ago
  • JARRDESIGN
    JARRDESIGN
    • 2 years ago

    Do not know why this site changes its color images to a green hue
    Original images posted are warmer in terms of color.
    Please check #86,#87.Thanks.

    • 2 years ago
  • ediseti
    ediseti
    • 2 years ago

    Entry #88 will draw more attention on the bookshelf.

    • 2 years ago
  • igraphicdesigner
    igraphicdesigner
    • 2 years ago

    Dear CH
    Please Wait for My Entry!!
    Cheers...

    • 2 years ago
  • xahe36vw
    xahe36vw
    • 2 years ago

    #80 you can see the steel of life .. very firm and professional, I hope you like it. thank you :)

    • 2 years ago
  • xahe36vw
    xahe36vw
    • 2 years ago

    Hi Sir.., I hope you like this one #77 Thank you..

    • 2 years ago
  • zhijiunc
    zhijiunc
    • 2 years ago

    Hello. Please check out #69. Thank you :)

    • 2 years ago
  • Western1979
    Western1979
    • 2 years ago

    Submission #50 for your consideration. Thank you

    • 2 years ago
  • JARRDESIGN
    JARRDESIGN
    • 2 years ago

    Please chak #40,#42 . Thanks.

    • 2 years ago
  • danielmorantes
    danielmorantes
    • 2 years ago

    please don't close the contest until end

    • 2 years ago
  • Jimmy1325
    Jimmy1325
    Contest Holder
    • 2 years ago

    Right now, I think Entry #30 looks promising.
    1. It is colorful but still looks professional.
    2. The graphics highlights the "LIFE" of steel pretty well.
    3. The graphics is simple and elegant.

    • 2 years ago
  • Jimmy1325
    Jimmy1325
    Contest Holder
    • 2 years ago

    i have specified the dimension and other properties in the attached files.

    • 2 years ago
  • JARRDESIGN
    JARRDESIGN
    • 2 years ago

    Black & White Books -
    Industry Standard Trim-Sizes
    5” x 8” (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
    5.06” x 7.81” (12.9 x 19.8 cm)
    5.25” x 8” (13.335 x 20.32 cm)
    5.5” x 8.5” (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
    6” x 9” (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
    6.14” x 9.21” (15.6 x 23.4 cm)
    6.69” x 9.61” (17 x 24.4 cm)
    7” x 10” (17.78 x 25.4 cm)
    7.44” x 9.69” (18.9 x 24.6 cm)
    7.5” x 9.25” (19.1 x 23.5 cm)
    8” x 10” (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
    8.5” x 11” (21.59 x 27.94 cm)

    Full-Color Books - Industry
    Standard Trim-Sizes
    5.5” x 8.5” (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
    6” x 9” (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
    6.14” x 9.21” (15.6 x 23.4 cm)
    7” x 10” (17.78 x 25.4 cm)
    8” x 10” (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
    8.5” x 8.5” (21.59 x 21.59 cm)
    8.5” x 11” (21.59 x 27.94 cm)

    ... or another dimension???
    Please specify the exact size for the cover because otherwise our work will be in vain!

    • 2 years ago
  • david9thcircle
    david9thcircle
    • 2 years ago

    For some reason it will not let me submit.

    • 2 years ago
  • zhijiunc
    zhijiunc
    • 2 years ago

    I have worked on draft design. But I am currently asking consent on using several photographs for printing on the book cover from their respective owners. Please be patient for my design entry. Thank you. :)

    • 2 years ago
  • Jimmy1325
    Jimmy1325
    Contest Holder
    • 2 years ago

    thanks for everyone's entry so far. It seems to me, most of design entries seems very gloomy and dark. Could you make the design more upbeat and colorful.
    I think the design entry #21 by earthprincess5 show some promises. I am sure you guys can do much better.

    • 2 years ago
    1. earthprincess5
      earthprincess5
      • 2 years ago

      I tweaked my entry, its #26, let me know what you think

      • 2 years ago
  • asahadesign
    asahadesign
    • 2 years ago

    please seal the contest

    • 2 years ago
  • earthprincess5
    earthprincess5
    • 2 years ago

    Will have a submission by the end of today!

    • 2 years ago
  • danielmorantes
    danielmorantes
    • 2 years ago

    i will do a entry.. please dont close the contest... :)

    • 2 years ago
  • suneshthakkar
    suneshthakkar
    • 2 years ago

    interested !!! thanks.

    • 2 years ago
  • fo2shawy001
    fo2shawy001
    • 2 years ago

    plz check #12

    • 2 years ago
  • bgdesigner
    bgdesigner
    • 2 years ago

    CH, I apologize. I see now that you included that information in the zip file provided. It did not download properly initially. I will begin working on this project for you right away!

    • 2 years ago
  • bgdesigner
    bgdesigner
    • 2 years ago

    CH, there is certain information missing to make proper artwork for your book. 1. How many pages will your book be? (This is important when trying to calculate the spine width) 2. What size publication will you be using? (ie. 6"x 9" or 8" x 10") Just a note: creating artwork that is print ready can be very tedious and there are several things to consider. Please be aware that a contest like this may get you artwork that you like, but it may or may not be usable without knowing all the important specs upfront.

    • 2 years ago
  • creativeheaven1
    creativeheaven1
    • 2 years ago

    Hello Jimmy, I will enter a design tomorrow for you, Happy to take on board your feedback and make changes as required

    • 2 years ago

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