Songwriting Book Cover for Berklee College of Music
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Berklee Press is the book publishing activity of Berklee College of Music. We publish pedagogical books about all aspects of the music industry, aimed at a worldwide audience of professional musicians and serious hobbiests.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
This contest is for a front book cover for the book "The Singer-Songwriter's Guide to Recording in the Home Studio." Design spec included.
Please read the attached spec. Note that I prefer to see flat designs, not book mockups. This book is about home recording studio setup and use, not songwriting. So, that dimension should be clear, and the words "Home Studio" should be prominent in the title. More prominent than "Singer-Songwriter." The current favorite design is #85. A couple photos are provided, but we have a lot of designs based on these already and would prefer that new designs include greater racial diversity. Multiple people would be appreciated. The aim is to show people recording music in a home studio environment, particularly recording vocals, playing guitar, and mixing audio. Regarding the top banner, we only want the red emblem. I replaced an earlier graphic file that had the black bar. No black bar/text is needed at the top, just the Berklee Press emblem. Please keep the author name below the book title. In the design, the book title must be readable if the design is shrunk to just one inch high. So, don't get too crazy with fonts. Please see our recent covers at http://berkleepress.com/catalog/category-browse?category_id=4. We are happy with the current overall direction of our recent cover art and are not looking to break brand. Here are two books that share the same spirit and sell well for us: http://berkleepress.com/catalog/product?product_id=49833065 and http://berkleepress.com/catalog/product?product_id=45642624.
US$ 499 Silver package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at €269.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
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The image on the cover captured the concept of the book perfectly and he provided prompt correspondence with some minor revisions and requests. I look forward to continue working with Arrowdesigns for this project and hope to work with Arrowdesigns again in the future!
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