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10 Top Book Cover Design Trends for 2022

If you want your book to stand out online or on physical bookshelves it must have a great cover. Here are the ten biggest book cover design trends for 2022.
Tags: Design, Sales, Graphic Design, Print Design, Design Trends


Book Cover and Layout Design: A Self-Publisher’s Guide

Your book's visual design is as much a marketing tool as an artistic endeavor. This simple design guide for self-publishers can help.
Tags: Design, Typography, Sales, Graphic Design, Print Design


8 Top Book Cover Design Trends for 2021

If you want to stand out as an author, your book must have a great cover. Here are the biggest trends in book cover design for 2021.
Tags: Design, Sales, Graphic Design, Print Design, Design Trends


5 Common Self-Publishing Mistakes To Avoid and What to Do Instead

Use these tips and insights to help avoid the top 5 mistakes many authors make when self-publishing a new book.
Tags: Design, Sales, Graphic Design, Print Design, Marketing Design


40 Luxurious Print & Packaging Designs With a Gold Foil Finish

There’s no better way to give a design a sense of quality and luxury than to embellish it with gold! Hot foil stamping is the special print finish that adds shiny metallic materials like gold or silver to printed products. Just like varnishes and spot colours, it’s commonly used by print designers to highlight portions of the artwork with an alluring shiny appearance. In today’s inspiration showcase I present 40 magnificent print designs with a gold foil finish, including expensive whiskey bottl...
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Articles, Gold, Packaging, Print, Gold Foil, Print Design, Showcase, Jeroen, Chad Michael, Mateusz Witczak, Kyle Anthony Miller, Packaging Designs, Joshua M Smith, Hot Foil


Farmers Market Print Design Template Pack for Premium Members

Access All Areas members have a great collection of print design templates to download this week, courtesy of BrandPacks. These ready made poster, leaflet, business card and flyer templates all have a Farmers Market theme, but the rustic design and watercolour graphics could suit any food or fresh produce business. Each template comes in print ready Photoshop and Illustrator variants with completely editable text in a neatly structured and well labelled document. All stock images are also includ...
Tags: Design, Resources, Members Only, Templates, Branding, Premium, Access All Areas, Members, Print Design


Fresh from the SPRING: Gernet

When perusing our galleries here on crowdSPRING, we see some amazing work submitted in the projects. Today, we recognize this gem submitted in this packaging design project: The challenge of this project was to create a packaging design for an all natural snack. It needed to be flexible enough to work with different flavors while keeping the same theme. This design has us ready to break out the snack bowls. Let us start the slow clap for Gernet. Check out more great work on Gernet’s profile pag...
Tags: Crowdsourcing, Design, Inspiration, Marketing, Sales, Creative, Designer, Creativity, Community, Packaging, Graphic Design, Branding, Print Design, Packaging Design, Standout, Package Design


Dental Clinic Print Design Template Pack for Premium Members

Access All Areas members have a new collection of print design templates to download this week, courtesy of BrandPacks. These ready made poster, leaflet, appointment card and flyer templates all have a Dental Clinic theme, but the clean and functional design could be rebranded to suit any business in the medical field. Each template comes in print ready Photoshop and Illustrator variants with completely editable text in a neatly structured and well labelled document. All stock images are also in...
Tags: Design, Resources, Templates, Premium, Access All Areas, Print Design


Best of 2016: Book Cover Designs

As the year comes to a close, we all tend to get a bit reflective. Here at crowdSPRING, a lot of that reflection centers on the year in design. Today we’re focused on book cover design. It’s estimated that a buyer decides whether or not to purchase a book in the first 8 seconds, making an eye-catching aesthetic critical. But book cover design can be tricky, especially in an increasingly digital marketplace. An author’s book is listed in a grid alongside dozens of other titles, which means solid ...
Tags: Sales, Illustration, Graphic Design, Muse, James Patterson, Print Design, David Baldacci, Marketing and branding, Carrie Brown, Best of 2016


Fresh from the SPRING: rsk

When perusing our galleries here on crowdSPRING, we see some amazing work submitted in the projects. Today, we noticed this gem submitted in this print design project. Let us start the slow clap for rsk. Check out more great work on rsk’s profile page. Nicely done, rsk, nicely done!  
Tags: Crowdsourcing, Design, Inspiration, Marketing, Sales, Creative, Designer, Creativity, Community, Graphic Design, Branding, Print Design, Crowdspring, Graphics Design, Graphics Designer, Marketing and branding


Fresh from the SPRING: sumit_s

When perusing our galleries here on crowdSPRING, we see some amazing work submitted in the projects. Today, we noticed this gem submitted in this book cover project. Let us start the slow clap for sumit_s. Check out more great work on sumit_s’s profile page. Nicely done, sumit_s, nicely done!  
Tags: Crowdsourcing, Design, Inspiration, Marketing, Sales, Creative, Designer, Creativity, Community, Graphic Design, Branding, Print Design, Crowdspring, Fresh from the SPRING, Graphics Design, Graphics Designer


Guest Post: Why Investing in Professional Design is Key to Good Print Jobs

Solid design is the key to growing your business. Period. Point Blank. Fin. We could (and probably will) talk until we’re blue in the face on this subject, but we thought it might be helpful to hear it from others as well. So this guest post is the inaugural post in a new series on the crowdSPRING blog highlighting the importance of investing in good design. Why design? The real question is: why not?  While paperless practices have become more popular over the years, digital technology won’t ...
Tags: Sales, Illustration, Guest Post, Graphic Design, Print, Layout, Print Design, Jessica Kane, Marketing and branding


Audio + Visual: Invisible Snake Promos

For well over a decade, Kelly Meador and Daniel Elwing, the couple behind the Portland, Oregon-based studio, have been making music and visuals in equal measure. Their latest in-house effort is a series of four promos for their recently released EP, "Invisible Snake."
Tags: General, Mixed Media, Experimental, Filmmaking, Music Video, Portland Oregon, Stop-motion, 2D, Print Design, Music Production, Traditional Animation


Fresh from the SPRING: rudyy

When perusing our galleries here on crowdSPRING, we see some amazing work submitted in the projects. Today, we noticed this gem submitted in this clothing project. Let us start the slow clap for rudyy. Check out more great work on rudyy’s profile page. Nicely done, rudyy, nicely done!
Tags: Crowdsourcing, Design, Clothing, Inspiration, Marketing, Sales, Creative, Designer, Creativity, Community, Graphic Design, Branding, T-shirt, Print Design, Crowdspring, Fresh from the SPRING


Showcase of Creative Print Designs with Hot Foil Stamping

Hot foil stamping is one of those super cool special print finishes that every designer wishes to use in their projects. It’s often combined with embossing to transfer metallic foil to the print stock with the use of a heated die, which leaves the designated portion of the design covered in a shiny reflective material. In today’s inspiration showcase I present 40 creative print design projects that make use of hot foil printing, including business cards, invitations, posters and packaging. See h...
Tags: Design, Roundup, Inspiration, Articles, Graphic Design, Print, Print Design, Showcase, Foil, Mikel, Linton, Chad Michael


Is Canva the Company That Will Disrupt the Design World? Not Quite

  Canva, the graphic design platform promoting itself as tool that empowers the world to design, is not new. It launched in 2013 with $3 million in seed money from American and Australian investors, and offers a series of templates intended to make good design easier to execute and more accessible. It’s a nice concept, which is probably why it’s grown astronomically. As Forbes reports: Canva, the Sydney, Australia-based online graphic design platform, raised a new $15 million round of funding, ...
Tags: Web Design, Microsoft, Sales, Sydney, Google Docs, Microsoft Office, Silicon Valley, Graphic Design, Owen Wilson, Canva, Mailchimp, Felicis Ventures, Dave Mcclure, Forbes, Print Design, Perkins


Fresh from the SPRING: smarikaahuja

When perusing our galleries here on crowdSPRING, we see some amazing work submitted in the projects. Today, we noticed this gem submitted in this presentation project. Let us start the slow clap for smarikaahuja. Check out more great work on smarikaahuja’s profile page. Nicely done, smarikaahuja, nicely done!
Tags: Crowdsourcing, Design, Inspiration, Marketing, Sales, Creative, Designer, Creativity, Community, Graphic Design, Presentation, Branding, Print Design, Crowdspring, Fresh from the SPRING, Graphics Design


Fresh from the SPRING: JCarlos

When perusing our galleries here on crowdSPRING, we see some amazing work submitted in the projects. Today, we noticed this gem submitted in this print design project. Let us start the slow clap for JCarlos. Check out more great work on JCarlos’ profile page. Nicely done, JCarlos, nicely done!
Tags: Crowdsourcing, Design, Inspiration, Marketing, Sales, Creative, Designer, Creativity, Community, Graphic Design, Branding, Print Design, Crowdspring, Fresh from the SPRING, Graphics Design, Graphics Designer


Just what I need, another amazing collection of maps

"Within the campus of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a geographer's treasure trove: over a million artifacts from the American Geographical Society, one of the most incredible collections of maps, atlases and globes to be found in America." Do I need to spend MORE time looking at beautifully designed, fascinating maps? Probably not—but it's my job to find this stuff so you don't have to. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.) Thanks to Wendy Kalman for pointing us to it. From Atlas...
Tags: Chuck, Design, Typography, America, Illustration, Print Design, Atlas Obscura, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee


Video Tutorial: Business Card Print Design Process

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to take you through the entire process of designing a business card, from the initial print file setup through to receiving the freshly printed business card product. Using this live project for Treck Dog Walking as an example, I’ll show you what to look out for when creating your designs and explain how your digital design is converted into a physical CMYK print. Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: Business ...
Tags: Videos, Video, Design, Tutorial, How To, Guide, Print, Video Tutorial, Business Card, Print Design, Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel, CMYK


Fresh from the SPRING: joannagraphic

When perusing our galleries here on crowdSPRING, we see some amazing work submitted in the projects. Today, we noticed this gem submitted in this Package Graphics project. Let us start the slow clap for joannagraphic. Check out more great work on joannagraphic’s profile page. Nicely done, joannagraphic, nicely done!   Related posts: Fresh from the SPRING: deip Fresh from the SPRING: Aleksova Fresh from the SPRING: DavidStHubbins
Tags: Crowdsourcing, Design, Inspiration, Marketing, Sales, Creative, Designer, Creativity, Community, Graphic Design, Branding, Print Design, Package Design, Crowdspring, Fresh from the SPRING, Graphics Design


Fresh from the SPRING: rudyy

When perusing our galleries here on crowdSPRING, we see some amazing work submitted in the projects. Today, we noticed this gem submitted in this clothing project. Let us start the slow clap for rudyy. Check out more great work on rudyy’s profile page. Nicely done, rudyy, nicely done!     Related posts: Fresh from the SPRING: coyotejack Fresh from the SPRING: DavidStHubbins Fresh from the SPRING: deip
Tags: Crowdsourcing, Design, Clothing, Inspiration, Marketing, Sales, Creative, Designer, Creativity, Community, Graphic Design, Branding, T-shirt, Print Design, Crowdspring, Graphics Design


BBDO employs some gutsy, perhaps crazy advertising and it pays off

In magic, misdirection is defined as the act of focusing the attention of the audience on one thing in order to distract its attention to another thing. Advertising giant BBDO used a little brand misdirection recently for their client JCDecaux--a company that sells (among other things) outdoor advertising space. The problem is JCDecaux's customers were buying small billboard space (for which they are known), but were going to its competition for larger formats. So BBDO crafted and sent out a ma...
Tags: Chuck, Design, Packaging, Coca Cola, Copywriting, Marketing Pr, Print Design, Pepsi, BBDO, JCDecaux, Coca Cola Zero


What's new at the 2016 National Stationery Show

I find stationery to be a fascinating field. The National Stationery Show just ended in New York and we're beginning to see posts about this years trends and some of the many products that were shown. I think this is product mix should be of particular interest to graphic designers because it is, at a base level, an indication of the styles and concepts that buyers, and in turn consumers are focused on. Views of the show from the Design Your Life blog... And from the Oh So Beautiful Paper b...
Tags: Chuck, New York, Design, Typography, Illustration, Packaging, Print Design


It's that time of year--a fresh look at 2016 Logo Trends by Bill Gardner

Bill Gardner conceived of Logo Lounge as "a more efficient way to find reference material for logo design." And he's been offering his trends article since, I believe, 2004. For those who are not familiar with the Logo Lounge website or the now eight volumes of the Logo Lounge books, here's how they explain it: "The LogoLounge database makes research simple by making it searchable. With more than 225,000 logos and growing, and direct access to some of the best designers in the business, Logo...
Tags: Chuck, Design, Learning, Web Design, Typography, Color, Illustration, Ideas 101, Marketing Pr, Print Design, Bill Gardner


Create this one-of-a-kind wood and leather map tag

New Custom is offering a sophisticated new app for creating a one-of-a-kind wood tag with a leather strap perfect for adding an unique identity to a piece of luggage, purse, briefcase, messenger bag, a backpack, laptop bag, and so on. A map of what? What pops to my mind would be your home address, birthplace, college or school, favorite vacation spot, company headquarters, the location of special event, the home of the famous person, a landmark, an infamous address, a historical site, a battleg...
Tags: Chuck, Design, Illustration, Packaging, Graphics Tech, Marketing Pr, Print Design, Brooklyn New York, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Pennsylvania Avenue, Rob Green


UPPERCASE is the world's most passionate design magazine

I hadn't looked at UPPERCASE in a couple of years so I reconnected the other day. With 29 issues under her belt, the magazine's publisher, editor and designer, Janine Vangool, seems just as passionate about the world she documents as she did when she started in 2009. Even if you don't connect with this look and feel, you will appreciate the mastery of the presentation. Loved it then, love it now. If you need some convincing and you're not ready to subscribe, you can page through low resoluti...
Tags: Chuck, Photography, Design, Learning, Typography, Color, Illustration, Ideas 101, Print Design


A sign company the understands the connection between design and craft

I invite you to read the mission statement of the Side Show Sign Company. It begins like this: "Signage is one of the earliest forms of Communication Design. In the past several decades however, designers and sign-makers have often regarded themselves as separate industries, divided by class, application, and a misunderstanding of just how important their relationship is. It is our opinion that these two worlds need to be in equal collaboration in order for signage to be the best it can be - to ...
Tags: Chuck, Design, Learning, Typography, Illustration, Graphics Tech, Print Design


Questioning the thinking behind an advertising campaign

This article from The Atlantic offers an interesting, in depth look at an ad campaign for Panera, the bakery-café restaurant chain. It discusses the esoteric nature of its branding. This too is a great example of how different branding a corporation with a big ad budget is from marketing a small business. If you've got the budget to put the message in front of your audience on many occasions, you can develop this type of nuanced image. Most small businesses simply don't have that luxury. Fro...
Tags: Chuck, Design, Learning, Web Design, Atlantic, Copywriting, Marketing Pr, Print Design, Ron Shaich


Getting beyond the fleeting trends, false goals, and dreadful jargon of contemporary advertising

That is the subtitle of Bob Hoffman's book, The Ad Contrarian. (First, I'm one of those people who doesn't see the value in using harsh language in professional situations. Bob Hoffman is not. But he has some important things to say so, if you can stomach it, it's worth exploring.) If you've ever worked with honest-to-goodness professional advertising copywriters you know that they can be among the most cynical, glib people you've ever met. Suffice it to say, Bob Hoffman is a former copywriter....
Tags: Chuck, Books, Design, Learning, Web Design, New Jersey, Copywriting, Marketing Pr, Print Design, Hoffman, Bob Hoffman