Book Title: Lighting the Way
Subtitle: Stories that Show How Our Culture Went Wrong and How We Can Restore Order
Authors: John Horvat II and Norman Fulkerson
The book aims to explain and encourage people to live out true Christian and organic values in a materialistic, shallow and frazzled society.
The book cover design aims to highlight the words: “Lighting the Way.”
Concretely, the lighthouse lights the way. The ship needs the light to get to safe port.
Therefore, “Lighting the Way” is illustrated by the lighthouse that shows the way to the ship. This is the core message of the graphic design for the book cover. This needs to be front and cover in the creative focus of the cover.
I have attached 4 photos that I think help to illustrate this concept. You can choose any one of them.
I have permission of each photographer to use their photography in the competitive and to buy the one that wins in the end.
Please see my short PowerPoint explanation of the photos, and how I think they can help as background to the cover.
You are invited to choose your own lighthouse, and design a cover based on your own creative ability. However, for that purpose, please DO NOT use a low resolution Pixabay photo, or one for which we cannot buy rights.
1. There are hundreds of splendid lighthouse photos out there, such as those on Steve’s site: http://www.stevelovelessphotography…ghthouses/
2. There’s another page with stock photos that are magnificent too: http://www.gettyimages.de/fotos/leu…lighthouse
Once we get into the final stages of the cover design, the exterior of the lighthouse and the pier may need some touch-ups to make it look more traditional: real stone instead of raw concrete, etc. classical lamp instead of vulgar modern light bulbs, etc.
The public for this book are older folks, 60-75, evenly split between men and women, mostly Catholic thinking type people who yearn for order and meaning in life.
What impression do we want to cause on the reader?
We want to draw the reader into the book cover design.
When the reader sees the cover of the book Lighting the Way, they need to immediately come away with these 3 impressions:
- Yes, this way is beautiful, inspiring and meaningful
- Yes, this is a way that our troubled society really needs to follow
- Yes, this is a book I’d like to read
I’ll check in every morning and evening to comment on submissions.