Filipino wins Rick Warren design contest

WINNING FILIPINO DESIGNER BRIAN Montes of Davao City gets to change the look of Rick Warren's 'Purpose Driven Life.' Photo from Garrett Sussman

Filipino graphic designer Brian Montes has won one of the biggest book cover design contests ever held by 99designs, a leading global marketplace for online graphic design work. Montes won US$3,500 for a cover redesign contest involving the best-selling book, “The Purpose Driven Life” by Christian pastor Rick Warren. The book has sold more than 32 million copies worldwide. Two of Montes’ 5 entries made it to the final 5 book cover designs that were presented to Warren for final selection. The winning design adds brightly-colored leaves to what was a two-tone cover kept for the past decade.

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