Catholic Answers got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Why God Still Matters
Check out Catholic Answers's Book cover contest…
We are an apologetics organization that is committed to explaining and defending the Catholic faith. Our audience enjoys our popular radio show, website and forums, magazine, books, CDs, and videos, through which we share the faith across the country and the world.
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We are looking for a cover design for an upcoming DVD product. it is a 1 hour talk on why belief in God still matters. The target audience for this product is Catholic Answers' core customer, which is made up of people who love and practice their Catholic Faith and have a desire to learn more about their Faith so that they are better equipped to share it with friends, family members, co-workers and society. The cover should catch the eye of both the young and the elderly. It is for families, teachers, activists, and the more. Our brand maintains a respected status recognized by our audience. Even those who oppose our views appreciate our respectful approach to dialogue and our defense of the Catholic faith. In this talk, theologian Karlo Broussard explains why progress in scientific knowledge in no way discredits nor can it discredit the need for God in explaining the universe. Karlo does this by giving a simple explanation of St. Thomas Aquinas' 2nd way showing that God is the ultimate cause of the very existence of the universe itself; thus the first reason why God still matters. Secondly, Karlo shows that God matters still because He is the only one or thing that can satisfy our deepest desires for the perfection of truth and love - without god one falls into the absurdity of life. Finally, Karlo explains how the rejection of God undermines objective morality. The DVD cover has a few requirements, and we have several ideas for possible creative directions: The title and the name of the speaker should both appear on the front cover. Title: Why God Still Matters The Speaker: Karlo Broussard Visual design is pretty open-ended. Go to shop.catholic.com and take a look at the DVD products there to get a sense for what we like. This should have a similar look and feel to our other DVD products. We have a few concept ideas to begin your inspiration: Key terms for this product to use for inspiration are: God, cosmos, stars, earth, reason, Thomas Aquinas, logic, Concept Idea #1 let the title be the key design element in the cover, taking up most of the real estate on the cover and layering with creative color, texture, shadowing? Concept Idea #2 again focusing on title as key design element and identify some one creative element to place in center of cover that is loosely associated with some theme of the product. A couple of examples from our shopsite: "The Problem of Evil" http://shop.catholic.com/the-problem-of-evil.html "Defending the Faith" http://shop.catholic.com/defending-your-faith-how-to-counter-standard-objections-to-catholicism.html Concept Idea #3 find a classical (renaissance) art image depicting God. Set it on cover with textured background, creative title treatment, and decorative borders, and color palette drawn from colors in the art image. Refer to products at Catholic.com "Heaven: Obstacles and Opportunities." http://shop.catholic.com/mp3-heaven-obstacles-and-opportunities-1.html "New Eve: Mediatrix and Mother" http://shop.catholic.com/new-eve-mediatrix-and-mother-set.html We are open to any concept you may be inspired to create using the above imagery
This is a DVD product, so the dimensions are important. I have attached the template file for you to work with. Keep in mind what we want is a front cover. The spine and back cover will be created by you in a later phase of the process, once the front cover is finalized and locked down. We expect to go through a few rounds of revisions once a concept direction is selected. We look forward to seeing what you come up with
$799 Gold package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $299.
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.
Catholic Answers 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…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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