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post #55 of 88
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 

It's probably even better that it doesn't scream "golf related."  Online, people are already searching for golf books when they find this on Amazon, so it's not necessary to make it more obvious.  And in the book store, the Borders and B&N guys have already been kind enough to group all of the golf books onto one shelf for you, so again, you'll know its a golf book because it's there.

 

And, it might stand out even better without any green or other typical golf stuff on it.:beer:

 

That's part of it.

 

People don't have to know it's a golf book in a sea of random books. It should stand out amongst golf books.

 

On my book shelf, 24 of the 31 golf books on one shelf have green as the dominant color. Several feature clubs, balls, or golfers. Putting greens, fairways, etc. Blech. :)

 

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Originally Posted by nevets88 View Post

Not looking like previous golf book covers goes in line with breaking old conceptions.

 

That's another part of it.

 


 

Plus, look at http://analyzrgolf.com/ . I think it's somewhat clear that we kind of lean towards a certain esthetic… :-)

 

P.S. You can ask a few people… we've literally seen hundreds of designs. Some have been pretty bad. And we're STILL trying variations of these. For example:

 

http://cl.ly/image/3I1L2P3V3I2S

 

No pencil on the spine (probably won't have that regardless of the one we use), an orange-r pencil so it doesn't look quite as much like a #2 pencil, and the right one has a different sized title (compare it to the left one).

post #56 of 88

I like the cover with WINS and NOW in orange (subliminal messaging) and your and Dave's names at the top.  You and Dave as authors is what will sell this book.  Both covers are very good and would look great sitting on store bookshelves.

post #57 of 88
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You and Dave as authors is what will sell this book.

Totally disagree. The average golfer has NO idea who we are. a1_smile.gif
post #58 of 88
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I don't think printing out the cover at scale makes you dorks. I think it makes you common sensical. Cutting a given dimension out of cardboard to get the tactile feel of a size I would think is not uncommon?
I've met both of them, and they are most certainly Dorks! Super awesome dorks, but dorks none the less. I can say this because...I'm a dork too. My wife reminds me of this on a daily basis, especially when she catches me practicing my back swing in the kitchen. Dork City.
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post #59 of 88
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Originally Posted by nevets88 View Post

I don't think printing out the cover at scale makes you dorks. I think it makes you common sensical. Cutting a given dimension out of cardboard to get the tactile feel of a size I would think is not uncommon?
I've met both of them, and they are most certainly Dorks! Super awesome dorks, but dorks none the less. I can say this because...I'm a dork too. My wife reminds me of this on a daily basis, especially when she catches me practicing my back swing in the kitchen. Dork City.
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Aren't we all? Those of us that frequent this site that is.

Edit: Maybe not RM. Don't think I would classify him as a dork.
post #60 of 88
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Edit: Maybe not RM. Don't think I would classify him as a dork.

Casual dork.
post #61 of 88
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Casual dork.
Nope. He's a dick, big difference.
post #62 of 88
Now that I think about it, pencil on spine. Maybe not such a good idea. Not so much.

Do you get the completed Photoshop/Illustrator/whatever file so you can play with it after you've picked the final design?

I really like the clean look of the Analyzr and Golf Evolution sites. You look at most golf related sites and design is pretty meh. Especially when they're selling something. Ramp up the tacky factor.
post #63 of 88
I like the look without the pencil m
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Originally Posted by nevets88 View Post

Now that I think about it, pencil on spine. Maybe not such a good idea. Not so much.

Do you get the completed PS file so you can play with it after you've picked the final design?

I really like the clean look of the Analyzr and Golf Evolution sites. You look at most golf related sites and design is pretty meh. Especially when they're selling something. Ramp up the tacky factor.

I think it looks a bit better without the pencil on the spine as well.
post #64 of 88
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Nope. He's a dick, big difference.

LOL!

post #65 of 88

Congrats!  I saw that the book cover was picked!  Not the one I voted for, but I'm sure it was a close margin anyway.

post #66 of 88
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BTW, I think we ended up with a pretty great cover.

post #67 of 88
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

BTW, I think we ended up with a pretty great cover.

 

I agree. It's unique, and kinda eye catching too.......Good work. Still reading mine, so far, really good info.

post #68 of 88
I agree, it stands out with out being flashy. I really like the white background with the black and red text. The image style is a great choice.
post #69 of 88
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I agree, it stands out with out being flashy. I really like the white background with the black and red text. The image style is a great choice.

 

Red? :bugout:

post #70 of 88
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Red? g2_eek.gif


"Score Wins" is in red on my book. b3_huh.gif
post #71 of 88
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"Score Wins" is in red on my book. b3_huh.gif

Well, of all the people who bough the book, there was bound to be ONE unknowing colorblind person.
post #72 of 88
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Red right? b3_huh.gif
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