Look at this cool book cover….
For this project, I didn’t have any images to supply to the designer. All I had was a rather intimidating book title and a desire to have the words on the cover be loud and proud. (How’s that for a creative brief?)
As luck would have it, an old acquaintance happened to send me his latest newsletter and the moment I saw Bill’s newest Big Lewbowski posters:
I knew he was my man. (Lesson: self-promotion does work.)
Here’s the book cover Bill created for me. I love it so much it makes my eyes water.
Do you see the smiley face in the word “Good”? In my opinion, that’s one of the signs of great design: when there is an IDEA behind the pretty design. This smiley face was repeated in the running headers on the interior pages.
SAD UPDATE: This book was not picked up by a publisher. We thought it was a great concept, but the acquisition editors were not feeling the love.
But we rebounded well and sold the next book we pitched. The Call for Entry is now closed, but you can click here to learn more.
Crescent Hill Books