arctaco got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create a pre-modern Korean art illustration for a surreal short fiction story
Check out arctaco's Book cover contest…
The Valley of Tigers
Anthony has lived in South Korea, Chile, and currently resides around Yellowstone National Park. This is his first self-published short story.
A young man living in Korea gets lost on his way home from Seoul.
Young adults, age 16 and up. Anyone interested in Korean culture, short fiction, surreal fiction, psychological fiction, nature fiction or science fiction.
Something symbolic, on the abstract side, involving a tiger or referring to the image of a tiger or many tigers, preferably more than one tiger. Give it an Asian feel, referential to ancient or pre-modern Korean paintings. This involves a focus on nature, but a restrained one. Mountains could flesh out the background. I highlighted blacks and oranges, but a blue could be welcome here, too, if it helps make it more "retro-Korean". Other elements of nature could fit in, if needed, to round it out, such as birds or rabbits or trees or the moon. Nothing loud or obnoxious--keep it quiet and subtle. A JPEG file that is at least 2500 pixels on the longest side with a height/weight ratio of 1.6. The font is up to the artist, but something that might be used in a museum gallery for ancient Korean art. Finally, the story is a little surreal and dreamlike. The hero slips back in time. A touch of or allusion to this is surely a welcome flourish. Consider borrowing from pre-modern Korean paintings, and adding a hint of something modern.
What to avoid
stock images shouldn't be necessary. Are there public domain images of ancient Korean tigers or Korean art? If so, that might help.
$199 Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at ¥32,199.
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.
arctaco collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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