Talenthouse India, SEA’s leading creative crowdsourcing platform, and Penguin Books India have collaborated to provide a unique opportunity for one artist to have his artwork featured on the cover of the next print run of actor-writer Olivier Lafont’s powerful new novel Warrior.

Set in Mumbai, Warrior interweaves mythology, epic adventure and vintage heroism to tell a story which will change the way you see gods, heroes and demons.  Artists are required to read the book and then create a new cover design which they feel will capture the spirit of the book and its hero, Saam, Shiva’s only earthly demigod child.


Participants are required to submit their entries on Talenthouse’s website from 26th November until 22nd December.  They will then be judged by representatives from Talenthouse India, Penguin Books India and Olivier Lafont and the winning entry will be used as the cover design for the next reprint of the book.  More details can be found at https://www.talenthouse.com/i/warrior-2014

Announcing the launch of the activity Arun Mehra, CEO, Talenthouse India says, “At Talenthouse we aim to enable our artist to work and grow among the best in the industry. We are extremely excited to be associated with Penguin Books India and Olivier Lafont to encourage this creative form. We look forward to receiving some breakthrough creativity and help our artists community to channel their imagination into something so productive.’’

Olivier Lafont, actor-writer and author of Warrior, says: “This is the first time anything like this has been done. Talenthouse is an incredible platform. I can’t wait to see how these brilliant artists will translate my vision of Warrior into images. With this I daresay people will be able to judge my book by its cover!”

Caroline Newbury, VP Marketing and Corporate Communications at Penguin Books India, says: “We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with Talenthouse for this competition.  This is no more creative community to be associated with and we are really looking forward to seeing the designs which entrants create.”