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Old 10-16-2012, 11:47 PM   #126
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Re: 2+2 Cover Design Contest for Further Limit Hold 'em

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^ Fair enough, I've never read any poker books so I've never seen any covers. Only books I've read is Biographys Matusows/Devil Fish's etc

I'll roll a couple more entries in soon
Hi Diet:

While it's certainly a nice cover, it's also probably to close to what we used on the Fenney book to consider using it. However, we do look forward to seeing any additional entries that you'll roll out.

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Old 10-17-2012, 02:20 AM   #127
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Thanks for the feedback. I just switched the colors around so we can see how that looks as well, no harm in submitting both versions

Awesome cover.

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Old 10-17-2012, 02:46 AM   #128
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Hi Diet:

While it's certainly a nice cover, it's also probably to close to what we used on the Fenney book to consider using it. However, we do look forward to seeing any additional entries that you'll roll out.

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Hiya, cheers mate. Yeah I never realised until it was pointed out to me, but I'll add a couple more entries in

cheers for the feedback all.
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:12 AM   #129
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I really like this one, some very good covers so far!
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:24 PM   #130
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Lots of good competition so far, but I will give it a try. My concept is to try to tie in a game theory outline/diagram for the book with the front cover. I decided to try 2 different color settings that are listed below:



These are both really good. I like the lighter background best.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:19 PM   #131
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Re: 2+2 Cover Design Contest for Further Limit Hold 'em

I gotta say, I like the MS paint version also.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:25 PM   #132
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:52 AM   #133
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Another nice one.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:16 PM   #134
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Some color variations:







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Old 10-19-2012, 12:51 PM   #135
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Re: 2+2 Cover Design Contest for Further Limit Hold 'em

Submitted for your approval. Lots of nice work so far.

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Old 10-19-2012, 01:51 PM   #136
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Thanks for the feedback. I just switched the colors around so we can see how that looks as well, no harm in submitting both versions

Really love this submission! Much better without the card suit overlays, got a little busy. From a personal preference most likely I think it would look better without the overlays on the spine of the book as well.

That being said, if I saw this on a book shelf I'd at least pick it up and see what the content was like. Nice one!
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:16 PM   #137
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Re: 2+2 Cover Design Contest for Further Limit Hold 'em

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Like the blue color cover but don't like the yellow chips. Actually don't like the yellow chips on any cover color.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:46 PM   #138
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Looks like my first post didn't work.

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Old 10-19-2012, 07:11 PM   #139
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Awesome cover.

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Really love this submission! Much better without the card suit overlays, got a little busy. From a personal preference most likely I think it would look better without the overlays on the spine of the book as well.

That being said, if I saw this on a book shelf I'd at least pick it up and see what the content was like. Nice one!
Thanks for the support and feedback. SPatPoker, I agree about the spine/overlays, it doesnt really look that good (kind of distorts/blends in with the writing) so here it is without -

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Old 10-20-2012, 12:53 AM   #140
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Like the blue color cover but don't like the yellow chips. Actually don't like the yellow chips on any cover color.
Appreciate the feedback Doc. Here's another version. I also put a border around the king, didn't look right how it was cut off. I think I'm color blind after trying so many color schemes. If the design is chosen that's something that can be fine tuned. For now I think I'm going to move on to another concept.



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Old 10-20-2012, 11:32 AM   #141
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First attempt at anything like this, but thought I may aswell give it a go....




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Old 10-20-2012, 01:03 PM   #142
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lol, damn

I'd have guessed about the planets and the background spade being stock compared to the rest of the layout (w/ blurry text and all), but just jacking your back cover thing like that in the same thread too... looking forward to 2nd attempt.

Side note: I like the chip thing on the back cover idea, for some reason I never even considered that. Perhaps before I die Mason will tell me what the significance of that chip pile is. If it's got to be on the book, the back cover as you have it makes so much more sense.

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Old 10-20-2012, 01:32 PM   #143
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Just guessing, like a trademark so you can quickly spot a 2+2 book on the bookstore shelf amidst all the other publisher's books?

Replaces the revolver from the Advanced Players series.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:51 PM   #144
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Another version.

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Old 10-20-2012, 05:09 PM   #145
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lol, damn

I'd have guessed about the planets and the background spade being stock compared to the rest of the layout (w/ blurry text and all), but just jacking your back cover thing like that in the same thread too... looking forward to 2nd attempt.

Side note: I like the chip thing on the back cover idea, for some reason I never even considered that. Perhaps before I die Mason will tell me what the significance of that chip pile is. If it's got to be on the book, the back cover as you have it makes so much more sense.
And he got that idea from my first submission (post#34) lol
The back chipstack layout, not the spotlight on the text, but that's ok people like to borrow ideas

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Old 10-20-2012, 05:33 PM   #146
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Re: 2+2 Cover Design Contest for Further Limit Hold 'em

It's got to go somewhere, and to be fair I don't remember anyone explicitly saying it had to be on the front (I always just assumed it because that's where it would get stuck on the early ones by the shop). Either way it's executed pretty well with the spotlight/shadow and doesn't seem like it was shoehorned in. Looks very clean.

Part of the problem with that image is that it's not a good fit on lighter backgrounds as is, imo.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:54 AM   #147
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Re: 2+2 Cover Design Contest for Further Limit Hold 'em

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Just guessing, like a trademark so you can quickly spot a 2+2 book on the bookstore shelf amidst all the other publisher's books?

Replaces the revolver from the Advanced Players series.
I think the playing cards already serve that purpose. From a design standpoint, I've always felt the chips look out of place.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:45 PM   #148
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Re: 2+2 Cover Design Contest for Further Limit Hold 'em

my vote goes to the jigsaw cover as well. I actually think the king man one is impressive but a little cliche and it won't inspire readers to buy.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:44 PM   #149
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Re: 2+2 Cover Design Contest for Further Limit Hold 'em

Thought I'd try something a bit different, went for the abstracty arty effect.

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Old 10-23-2012, 12:33 PM   #150
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^not bad... +1 for ease and lower costs of printing also.
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