claytonrsmith got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create a fun book cover for Pants on Fire: A Collection of Lies!
Check out claytonrsmith's Book cover contest…
Entertainment & The Arts
I'm a fiction writer who specializes in all sorts of nonsense.
What's your vision?
I need a full cover (front and back) for a 5.25" x 8" book (with a 3/8" spine). The title of the book is "Pants on Fire: A Collection of Lies" and it includes 17 stories that range from humor to horror and pretty much everything in between. The main theme for the stories, I think, is "fun." The funny stories are fun, the scary stories are thrilling, and it's just an overall fun book to read. That's what I'd like to convey with the cover.
I would really like a "storyteller" style cover, I think...something that makes you think of "story time," the way you feel when you read fairy tales or short, exciting books, if that makes sense.Also, strange as it may seem, I'm not necessarily looking for a design that shows pants on fire. I'd like the emphasis to be on the fact that the stories are lies more than anything else. So feel free to go beyond the flaming pants and work in something that you feel gives an overall sense of "these stories are very obviously fiction."
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $299.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
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.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
claytonrsmith 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 2 winners!
Emir of Pulp Studio did a superb job: patient, professional, responsive and clearly understood the feel and attitude I was trying to create. I will use him again as well as recommend both 99Designs and Pulp Studio for upcoming projects. David Marchese, "Juicy Uber" The Steamiest Stories and Controversial Insights from 6000+ Rides and 12,000+ Riders.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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