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We provide resources for teachers who teach English as a second language. We also publish materials for learners of English.
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I'm looking for a front / spine / back cover design for a resource book that will be used by English as a Second Language teachers. The book title is "ESL Role Plays: 50 Engaging Role Plays for ESL and EFL Classes" and the author is "Larry Pitts". The book provides role play ideas for teachers who teach adults English. It focuses on speaking and communication.
I would like the cover to have a relatively clean and somewhat bold design without too much clutter. The main book title "ESL Role Plays" should be easy to read even as a 65x100 icon. It should be eye catching even at a small size. It SHOULDN'T have a solid #ffffff white background. Although an off white background or a solid white background with a border is fine. I just don't want to the cover to blend into the background of websites. The exact size details are in the "other" section. I've attached a copy of the interior of the book. There is a header and footer image in the interior, and interior uses Minion Pro as header text and Gill Sans MT as body text. The cover doesn't have to be in these fonts or use the header images from the interior. I just mention it to give you as much information as possible. Use your best judgement as a designer.
I've also attached some popular ESL resource books as a general reference of style but I don't want my cover to be a copy of any of the reference covers. They are just to give an idea of what industry covers look like.
Feel free to be creative in your interpretations of this design brief, I don't have a specific design in mind. I'm just looking for something clean and eye catching, that will look good on a webpage even at a small size.
Here are some of the technical specs. The book will be a 8.5 x 11 inch print book.
There is a .125 inch bleed. And the spine will be .3715 inches. So the width will be about 17.6215 inches and the height will be 11.25 inches.
Nothing crucial to the design should be within .25 inches of the trim lines.