30 Covers in 30 Days, Part 2

We return you now to a NaNoWriMo challenge already in progress. Chris of Fwis is still working hard to design 30 Cover in 30 Days. Below, his first 5 covers and Part Two of our ongoing interview.



30 Covers in 30 Days

Every year, thousands of people voluntarily put themselves to the ultimate literary challenge: to write a novel. Last year, 21,683 did.

It’s called NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month. Now an international phenomenon, over 100,000 writers, professional and amateur, have signed up at NaNoWriMo.org and pledged to do the seemingly impossible. If you can write 50,000 words in the 30 days of November, you win.

The challenge has already inspired spin-offs, from the sanctioned Script Frenzy (100 page screen- or stage-play in April), to NaNoEdMo (edit your novel) and 24-Hour Comic Day (write and draw 24 pages in 24 hours). Now designer Chris Papasadero, co-founder of design firm Fwis, has taken on his own challenge.

Papasadero is going to design 30 book covers in 30 days. Novelists who post a title and synopsis of their story are in the running for selection by the NaNoWriMo team. The plan is for one lucky novel to be transformed every day this month. As every past participant knows, November isn’t always kind to those who take on big projects.

Snap2Objects will conduct weekly interviews with Papasadero during November, to follow his progress and see how this ambitious venture fares. Read More for this week’s interview, and come back next week for part two!


Freebie: Design Free Logos Online

When you are going to start a new business or revamp a company’s image, the first thing you need (after selecting a brand name) is a logo. And that could be a long quest, especially when you’re trying to find the right graphic designer at an affordable price. Fortunately you can design your own free logos online that may help you in that not-easy-at-all quest.


Next Thursday Interview with Chris Coyier: The guy who showed us how Beautiful HTML Codes Looks like


Most of you must remember this great post from css-tricks.com where Chris Coyier showed “What Beautiful HTML Code Looks Like”. For many of us that was how we first met Chris and his full-of-tricks blog.

Well next Thursday he will be here on an interview answering some questions and giving us a few recommendations on how to get not just a “pretty face” in ours designs but also how to be beautiful from the inside.

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