Mdemaria got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create a gorgeous cover for Dr. DeMaria's new book PEACE WITHIN (author, speaker and 4-time Grammy nominee)
Check out Mdemaria's Book cover contest…
ONTOS (means "Being") provides classes, training, guidance and events that help people clear their minds, open their hearts, increase awareness, care for the soul and provide healing for their lives. We incorporate meditation, mindfulness, loving-kindness, yoga, holistic health - and integrating creativity (Poetry, music, movement) and spirituality in the healing process. TARGET AUDIENCE: 70% women age 25-65 - who have been exposed to already yoga, meditation - men and women who tend to be highly sensitive, empathic, creative - who may be going through a difficult time and needing guidance, support and healing. ORGANIZATION VALUES: Wholeness, Individuality, Creativity and Peace - honoring our deep relationship with the natural world - unity in diversity...caring for the soul
What's your vision?
BOOK cover is 7.5" by 9" a bit wider than most books - please try to make submissions to scale - thank you Book cover that is captivating - while also being tranquil peaceful and healing - that says to the prospective reader...read me...there is peace within these pages... This is a step to step guide book on how to find inner peace - the chapters inside provide steps towards finding peace within the body, peace within the mind, peace within the heart, peace within the soul, peace even within death..grief and loss...it's finding peace within life. The book is like going on a retreat to a monastery or ashram - in your own home. It's creating a retreat away from the world through helping you develop a meditative (peace within) space in your home - I guide people to create a peace within journal and space in their home. Some people see this almost as a small altar space in their home. Creating a space of sacredness in their lives. Simple candle or peaceful space in their home. The cover should help people know there is something simple - and healing within. Clean simple...any colors more earth tones - or nature - suggesting vastness...meditative stillness...inviting and makes the reader go ahhhhh.......
This book is the distillation of my last 30 years of work. It also is the guide book for my on-site and online training program. It's release date is summer 2016 - it's the corner stone of my brand so want the cover to be just right. Although the main themes of the book revolve around the metaphor of water (emotional circulatory system) - and the logo of my organization is a spiral see attached file...It is also important to take a look at my website at www.michaeldemaria.com this will show you the main colors, themes of my brand - which incorporates the imagery of the Golden Hour at sunset and sunrise with the water - the theme of twilight is an important one. Also - using nature/earth tones - I have seen three kinds of covers evolve - any of these could work. 1) TWILIGHT on water - I work with people in transition - so twilight suggests this - it's not absolutely necessary - but it is a main theme which is nice to explore. 2) VAST/OPEN - this is another direction - which the pure white or very open space - I love white as much as I like black and earth colors - so this is a possibility - that suggests openess...vast...spacious...peaceful...of course this can be used by itself without twilight... 3) MEDITATIVE Simple white, open, vast - with some simple imagery - that may invite a sense of serenity and tranquility. I will try to upload some other covers I like for suggestions ideas.
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.
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.
Mdemaria collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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