I just finished designing this cover for the Coversourcing competition. If you dig it, head over to the site and vote for my design!
I wanted to do something very simple and clean but with an effective image. The image is from a larger image that I purchased from istockphoto.com, and of course, I used Helvetica and a grid system.
Coversourcing is a competition from Random House and Creative Review to design the cover of Crowdsourcing, WIRED editor Jeff Howe’s upcoming book about the new internet revolution driven by the masses.
Unfortunately I just found out that to be eligible, you have to be a resident of the UK or Ireland. That really blows. Not sure why they would limit the competition like this but it was still fun to design to it. Vote anyway, maybe we can change their minds.
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I really like the design; never underestimate the power of Helvetica, eh?
I am curious about the whole “crowdsourcing” concept, though. Isn’t it basically spec-work? It sounds to me, and please correct me if I’m wrong, that Jeff Howe just came up with a catchy buzzword for an old concept.
I know you’re a professional in the industry; in your expert opinion, do you think it dilutes the importance of a skilled designer or is it more a case of “the best floats to the top”?
Well it seems like that’s exactly what Howe did, he just named something that’s been going on for a while. I don’t necessarily see it as a bad thing though and if done right it could be great. Threadless is a great example.
Looks good, Antonio. It’s too bad you aren’t allowed to participate as you live in the U.S. From their website it looks like your design is the second best (top rated).
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