This contest is for a single, open page layout for an art book.
We are creating an art book (pitch book) for the series. We're calling it the Treadwater Universe Book. It will feature a ton of our concept artwork from the series as well as little backstories of the characters, descriptions/schematics of their weapons and their secret hi tech facility deep within the frozen tundra of Greenland.
We are using the Metal Gear Solid Concept Art Book as our main reference for what we are trying to do.
I made a mockup too of how we envision it. My version sucks, and obviously we'd want you to improve on this. Add in more vectors and cool dry brush strokes or background textures and colors, but overall this is the overall format we want to follow.
Utilizing the same series of artwork as seen in our downloadable links (dropbox) i.e. Jon Lam ultimate backdrop, Jon Lam origins, mingchen V Poster, etc. Also we can add little fan facts here and there too i.e. line/vector coming out of gun saying "Repusar Gun made from plastics and polymers and concentrated energy pulses" kinda thing. Essentially we can fill in empty spaces with either one sentence texts or cool vectors, textures, washed other images/assets we have of/for that characters. also we have the RDJPs we can use both pencil and colored versions).
The text headers need to be cool and unique too. If you compare ours to the mgs refs to what I made, we want them to be more unique and stand out more than how we have it. We just put that together to show you the sections and stuff.
The specs are 11" x 28"w (it's a landscape spread that will open up in a "lay flat" (no center crease) book. So the pages open up completely flat, and nothing gets lost in the gutter.
***NOTE*** we regularly hire the top designers from our contests (not just the winners) for additional employment and commission contracts, as we are primarily a graphic design and art based company. Not to mention, there is a good chance we commission the winner to continue to work on this entire book (all pages) on a one to one project!!