The 'Da Vinci Code' author's publisher, Doubleday, will hold a contest to design a limited edition cover for Brown's next book, EW can announce exclusively.

By Isabella Biedenharn
March 13, 2017 at 02:00 PM EDT
Credit: Doubleday

Budding book cover designers and Dan Brown superfans, pick up your pens: The Da Vinci Code author’s publisher, Doubleday, will hold a contest to design a limited edition cover for Brown’s next book, EW can announce exclusively.

Entrants will create a cover for Brown’s forthcoming October thriller, Origin, which sees his beloved character Robert Langdon on his first foray into the world of modernart.

“I absolutely loved writing Origin and watching Professor Robert Langdon explore a rich tapestry of art, codes, religion, symbols, and fascinating locations,” Brown tells EW. “In this novel, Langdon finds himself in an unfamiliar world — the world of Modern Art — and on a quest to answer two of the most profound questions in human history. It was an exciting process for me, and I’m really looking forward to people reading it.”

While we sit and ponder what those two profound human questions could be and which modern artists Langdon will study (Koons? Basquiat? Warhol?), read the official cover design contest details from Doubleday, below:

Doubleday Announces The Dan Brown Limited Edition Cover Contest

Ready to show off your artistic talent? This is your once in a lifetime opportunity to design a book cover that will be printed and featured on a limited edition of Dan Brown’s new thriller Origin.

Here’s an exclusive first look at what’s to come in Dan Brown’s Origin, on sale October 3, 2017:

Dan Brown is known for his trademark ability to blend codes, science, religion, history, and art seamlessly. In past novels, he has always explored the worlds of classical art – Botticelli, Da Vinci, Bernini, and beyond.

In Origin, however, there’s a twist…the art is modern. And so…using only Modern Art and the word “Origin” as your inspiration, let your creativity flow.

Click Here to get your template and start designing. Dan Brown will be selecting the first finalist in two weeks, so enter early!

A total of six designs will be selected as finalists and promoted to Dan Brown’s nearly 7 million fans across social media. The winner will be selected based on public voting starting on May and announced live by Dan Brown at BookCon.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with.