Looking for a cover design that will work for a print book and e-book, so front, back and spine. But mainly a print book
This is a self-help book entitled ‘Why should I be there for you?’ – author : Dr Jordan Schaan
The description/synopsis will be provided to the chosen designer
For the cover design itself:
For the front cover: I am looking for an image of an old man (he is bald, he is thin and his face is drawn) – he is lying in a hospital bed with oxygen mask on, (need a side view, full length hospital bed and medical equipment beside bed on far side). His eyes are open. He is covered by a blanket to his chest. He wears pajamas, and his arms are visible over the blanket. He looks angry. On his far side a woman is standing facing away from the man in the bed , and she is looking out of a window. You should be able to see she has her arms crossed. She wears glasses and has long curly/wavy hair. She is in her 40’s. She is short and of slim build. She wears trousers (jeans) and a long sleeve jumper. The entire image is pencil-drawing/charcoal style drawing. Open to ideas about how to create a 'dark' mood in the picture - dark meaning a sense of tension, guilt, feeling torn, angry etc. This is a father-daughter scene, and there is a distant relationship.
The colour of the front cover is grey but there is a gradient with dark grey starting from the top and getting lighter towards the bottom. The title of the book should appear in the darkest area of grey up top in while letters, the author name should appear in black towards the bottom of the page. The picture should take up a bit less than half the page, in the middle/towards bottom area of front cover where the grey is getting fairly light. The letters of the title should be in bold. Font: Arial Hebrew. The author name should be in bold but about 1/3 of the size of the title name, Font : Arial
The back cover: 2/3 of the top of the back cover is for synopsis text. (to be supplied later) The background is white. The text will be black. The bottom 1/3 is for author biography, ISBN and author photo. (to be supplied to chosen designer later) The background of the bottom 1/3 is grey, the writing will be white. Please leave the bottom right hand side of the back of the book for the ISBN.
For the spine: Why Should I be there for you? Dr Jordan Schaan, black letters on white background
The book size will be 5” X 8”, and approximately 430 page count
Really looking forward to some great designs and working more closely with one of you guys on this project. You can view my profile on http://www.drjordanschaan.com