We are looking for a designer who can bring our vision of a "Nostalgic Modern" take on classic bookcovers to life for the graphics we will use for the Summer Challenge program. We love the look of old gilded book covers and want to present a strong central design with this program to inspire more teens and adults to take part in our program. We want to give those old gilded covers a new twist, with bright colors and bold graphics. We envision the graphics still retaining their silhouette character and we don't want to reference any particular fairytales or classic stories (no Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White) so that the graphics can be appealing to all ages.
We are hosting a design contest to find the right designer for us and once we select a winner here, we will start a separate contract to complete all of the design elements we are looking for. This initial contest is for the lead poster of the program, however, we are looking for individual graphics that we can take and work into the various components needed for our program (posters, life-size cut outs for library decorations, program summaries, reading lists--one for each age group, etc.).
WHAT IS REQUIRED:
-Final elements need to be delivered in EPS/Vector format
-We would like the individual graphics to be single color and silhouette/wood block print style, but in the overall design you may use many colors so the different elements stand out from one another. (see "Feisty Girls" cover example in our mood board)
-Our branded colors should be used (see below) BUT we are open to other colors too -- we want the design to clearly feel like part of our brand and believe we can achieve this with the color palette
-Design should not be overly romantic or feminine (our audience is 60/40 - women/men and we want to attract new audiences)
-Include the program title "Summer Challenge" and our tagline "Explore, Invent, Transform Your Story" (see attached image for different uses of this tag line)
-Our logo (see brand guide for information on placement and sizing)
-The "poster" file can be 8.5x11in
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See our Pintrest board - https://pin.it/xiisti7p7eba7p
Some of the types of things we'd love to see: trees, castles, archways, woodland animals, globe, ship, treasure chest, dragons, sword, whale, etc.
We welcome hand drawn typography for the title and tag line!