Every month, Joel Friedlander, aka The Book Designer, invites authors to submit their books for his “Ebook Cover Design Award“. The complete list can be found at Mr. Friedlander’s site.
And the winners are…
“This cover design uses clean bright bold typography to grab the reader’s attention. The book is funny too, so the confused looking bird was used to capture that feeling. Also, since Twitter can be frustrating, I wanted the bird to show that. I love doing clean type design. Hope it shows here.
I really like to use simple typography in my cover designs. This cover was a lot of fun. The subject matter of twitter can be very confusing, so I wanted to communicate that with the bird. Also, the author Benjamin Wallace writes funny books, so it needed to look funny as well, hence the splatter on the “i”. Hope you like it.”
JF: A real home run, and a cover so specific to the ebook format that it’s hard to imagine it on a paperback. The design just leaps off the page, even in the small search-results size, and keeps its humor, too.
submitted An End to the Means
designed by Damon Freeman. “I ran a design contest at 99designs.com
to develop the cover art for my book. Highly recommend this process for authors!”JF:
Outstanding. Strong, effective and atmospheric. Perfectly suited to the subject matter, a real winner.
Bonus: Even though this month we had fewer covers than usual, there were many that were really top-quality, and it seems that overall the covers are getting better. Make sure you don’t miss these other great covers: Bigger Than Jesus and The Will of the Gods designed by Kit Foster, Hana Walker’s Half-Life 2:46 designed by Ourmani Nabikom, Riding for the Stars designed by Maggie Dana, and The Dirty Secret designed by Ranilo Cabo.