Coverkitchen Wins the IndieReader Discovery Award for Best Cover

June 14 20:33 2022
The design, created by Coverkitchen’s in-house team, takes the top spot in the Best Cover Design among hundreds of competitors.

Coverkitchen, a Singapore-based book design company, was named the winner of the prestigious IndieReader Discovery Award for Best Cover Design in the fiction category, recognizing its in-house team’s high-caliber artistry and creativity. The cover was designed for the satiric science fiction book Alpha Max by the award-winning author Mark A. Rayner.

The annual Discovery Award was judged by a panel of leaders in the publishing industry, including the internationally acclaimed artist and author Lilanne Milgrom and photographer Phil Leo, whose images have been used on the covers of several international best-selling books. With hundreds of entries worldwide, Coverkitchen’s win highlights its exceptional conceptual thinking, artistic strength, and execution distilled into a compelling cover.

In creating an effective Sci-Fi and fantasy book cover, designers often have to toe the fine line between cliché and original, overdone and too simple. Coverkitchen’s design for Alpha Max takes on a more minimalistic approach, focusing on clarity, a rich contrast of colors, and riveting visual elements.

The design team utilizes playful typography and an original graphic illustration – a split-head containing the cosmos – to convey the multiverse concept and the story’s eclectic plot twists. The use of ample whitespace balances all the elements and draws focus on the central image and the book title. The design targets several points: pique readers’ interest, communicate the story’s theme, set the right tone, and establish a strong first impression.

Despite the age-old adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” covers remain integral to a book’s success and marketability. It brings the book to life and ensures it receives positive reception from prospective readers.

Over the past three decades, Coverkitchen has dedicated itself to creating unique and eye-catching covers that stand out among a shelf full of books. Winning the Best Cover Design award further validates the team’s remarkable work and effort behind each design and visual narrative – inspiring them to innovate and continue producing extraordinary works of art.

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About Coverkitchen

Established in 1990, Coverkitchen combines decades of industry expertise and diverse, multicultural backgrounds with boundless creativity and passion to deliver enhanced design capabilities tailored to each unique story. It utilizes different design mediums such as traditional illustration, 3D artwork, custom photography, and hand-drawn typography to create compelling visual imageries that grab attention and drive sales. All designs are original and custom-made. The company offers its services to both publishers and independent authors.

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