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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cover Designs

Hello fellow Crumblies and Chocolateers!

A while ago I (foolishly) volunteered to design a cover for the blog-hop anthology, "THE GREAT CHOCOLATE CONSPIRACY." Well my schedule was open today for the first time since November, so I knocked up a few rough designs. Namely, these 5.

HOW YOU CAN HELP: I would like you all to peruse the five covers and pick your favorite design. Simply state THE NUMBER of the design you like best in the comments box below and your pick will be given consideration. Feel free to add any comments or suggestions.

FOR YOUR ENLIGHTENMENT:

* These are not final designs, nor do they reflect the quality of the final work. I spent less than 15 minutes on each drawing, to give you all AN IDEA of layout, content and colour design. When a final design is picked I fully intend to spend more time getting it just right.

*You can absolutely have a mixed answer if you think 3 is your favorite, but I think it would look better with no. 2 title font, let me know.

*Be civil. Any snide comments or general ass-hattery will be pointed out to all and laughed at.

SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO...

COVER ONE (1)

COVER TWO (2)

COVER THREE (3)

COVER FOUR (4)

COVER FIVE (5)

Thanks for your help everyone!
~Monica Marier

17 comments:

Icy Sedgwick said...

I like numbers 2 and 5!

jim bronyaur said...

Covers 3 & 4... but you know, I'm biased with the whole pink thong and all! :)

FARfetched said...

In order: 5, 1, 3, 4, 2. I like pink thongs too, but prefer to see them occupied.

Typeface choices on the cover will set expectations of what's inside of course.

Sam said...

My ideal cover would be 3, but with the text from either 1 or 2, and with the addition of a choc digestive somewhere along the line. There again, I have always been known for being awkward! >.<

BTW, I do like 5 and I actually do own a mug like that!

Danielle La Paglia said...

I love number 3 because I think the thong *really* needs to be on the cover. :)

Marisa Birns said...

Hard to choose, but do like #5...

Perhaps you can add the pink thong to that cover! :)

Woodge said...

Cover 4, then 2.

Monica Marier said...

@Marisa ACTUALLY the thong IS in #5 It's in monochrome right now, but I could probably make it pink.

nemone7 said...

Number 5 with pink thong, please :)

Peachez Villa said...

Definitely #1

Mari said...

Hmm, I'd go for number #5. I'm sure there are biscuits in there, aren't there?

Just a side note, can you make the thong very(!) subtle?

I don't like at all the covers in which the thong is too prominent, and this has nothing to do with my (sad) participation in the matter. *coughs* It's just that I think the story is more about chocolate and biscuits than the thong, and it's taking too much attention. (plus it doesn't look good on a book cover unless it's essencial to the story :P)

Maria A. Kelly said...

Number 3 is awesome! Love it!

techtigger said...

I vote for 4, then 3 - too funny!

Laura Eno said...

I'm trying to think of a way to introduce ass-hattery into this...

I LOVE #3 but Mari's right. The thong isn't an essential part of the storyline. I'm still partial to it though.

Lexx said...

#4, but then I do love Kill Bill...

ganymeder said...

Five, but it needs more chocolate brown colors. Then one and two. :)

Tony Noland said...

Number 1.