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Front Cover Design for a Print Magazine!

andylenz needed a new print or packaging design and created a contest on 99designs.

A winner was selected from 316 designs submitted by 59 freelance designers.

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One of the designers who made it happen

Winner - dobleve
Quick responses to changes and I like the final design. Thanks for your work!
- Anonymous

How andylenz started their print or packaging design journey

Summary

t3n, the leading German print magazine for Web 2.0 and Open Source, is completely changing its cover artwork and wants you to be our art director! Our policy of openness makes us open enough to let you design the whole cover with a minimum of default requirements. Take the chance and add a German print magazine cover to your portfolio!

Company name

t3n

What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?

The cover story of the next issue will be something we would translate like „Agile & effective“ or „Getting Real“. Many articles in this issue will deal with this topic or are somehow connected to this cover story (e.g. Enterprise 2.0, Cloud Computing, Guerilla Usability-Testing, CSS-Frameworks). It's all about working smart, realicing projects fast and lean and beeing flexible.

The t3n magazine is the leading print magazine around Open Source and Web 2.0. It focusses on free software, web development, Web 2.0 and E-Commerce. It has a national distribution of 20.000 copies each issue with a target group of webworkers, freelancers, agencies, IT-Managers, designers, coders and geeks.
t3n for example reports about current developments in Semantic Web, Social Networks, Online Marketing, Web Frameworks like Ruby on Rails or Zend Framework, PHP, CSS, AJAX, informs comprehensively about free-of-license-fee content management systems and visualizes relevant open source projects and solutions for administrators and developers.
Although we are a German magazine, we have translated the text on the cover to make it easier for you to get in touch with the topics.
Resources:
- t3n cover archive - cover template, available in Adobe InDesign file format (.zipp 3,4 MB + .indd)

Wants

We want a completely new cover art work. We want white space, clean headlines together with a  striking illustration matching the main topic of the issue. We want the main topic to be big on the cover and a smaller second headline beneath (look at the cover draft).
We are looking for a DINA4 (with 3mm bleed) InDesign file using the template provided. You can change and rearange nearly everything, except the logo. Elements like the barcode, the issue number, the prices and the subline under the logo can be freely designed and positioned by you aswell, as long as they are on the cover. In the bottom region, we would like to feature six topics with the name of the topic (e.g. „Cloud Computing“) and a short text. You can design that aswell as you like (horizontal, vertical). Also you should incorporate a pointer that indicates the CD ROM that is included with each issue.
It is possible to have certain parts of the cover UV lacquered!
Our in-house font is Myriad Pro (see attached zip for specific styles) but you're not necessarily bound to using it for your cover design (we also like fonts like Officina and others).

Don't want

t3n's covers have always been excessive and full of text. Now we want a cleaner cover! However, our covers have always been laid out creatively and we want to continue this. The Cover should be a real eyecatcher at the point of sale!

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