butch 7 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design book cover for "There Were Children in This House"
Check out butch 7's Book cover contest…
I am a writer, editor and newspaper columnist.
What's your vision?
Book cover/jacket. “There Were Children in This House: Selected Stories from Thinking Allowed” is a collection of previously published newspaper columns that tell the everyday-life stories of happy parents raising two daughters from birth (beginning in 1983) through college graduation and marriage. The stories, while often humorous, are also poignant; the author-father’s recurring theme is the unstoppable passage of time. I am open to any ideas for the cover, but images that might provide inspiration include a rural house at dusk with all the interior lights on; a porch swing; girls’ driveway toys including tricycles, bicycles, a basketball goal and driveway-chalk drawings; a backyard playhouse on elevated posts with a sandbox beneath; a family minivan; a rural mailbox; hair bows, leotards and dance shoes; red-and-white cheerleader pom-pons; a patient golden retriever; a big pot of chili simmering on the stove; a new father taking his infant daughter for a walk at sunset; rocking chair at bedtime; 80s-era lunch boxes (New Kids on the Block, Barbie, etc.); a red high-school graduation cap-and-gown hanging from a closet door or draped across a bed; car taillights receding out of sight; a blooming crepe myrtle tree viewed through the window of a brightly lit sun room; a backyard swing set. I can provide reference photos for some of these upon request.
The photos I've attached are only for purposes of generating ideas and to present the girls' personalities. I don't necessarily see using any of them for the book cover. The older house was from the teenage years. The other house (the B&W photo) is from their early childhood. I can round up more photos of that house if someone chooses to go in that direction.
$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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