bbrodie89 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Is human nature compatible with egalitarian democracies?
Check out bbrodie89's Book cover contest…
Where Are We Going? Human Nature and the Struggle for Egalitarian Democracy
Bruce R Brodie
Dr. Bruce Brodie is a retired clinical professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina Teaching Service in Greensboro, NC, retired interventional cardiologist, and co-founder and past chairman of the LeBauer-Brodie Center for Cardiovascular Research and Education at Cone Health in Greensboro, NC. He has been a leader in research in the treatment of heart attack patients with balloon angioplasty, stents, pharmaceuticals, and other devices, and has authored or coauthored over 200 peer reviewed manuscripts in leading cardiology and medical journals. Following a long and successful career in cardiology, he set out to address some of the existential questions of life. He recently published Why Are We Here? The Story of the Origin, Evolution and Future of Life on Our Planet, an educational and deeply facinating journey that has provided new perspectives about how we think about our world, our place and purpose in the cosmos, and the future of humanity. His upcoming book Where Are We Going? Human Nature and the Struggle for Egalitarian Democracy is a sequel that will address the question whether our human nature with its tribal and selfish instincts is compatible with egalitarian democracies.
My book is divided into three parts. The first part describes the evolution of human nature, including our unique ability to cooperate with one another in large numbers, our tribal and selfish instincts that inhibit our cooperation especially across diverse groups, and our hierarchical and authoritarian traits that cause many of us to be unable to treat others as equals. The second part describes the impediments and challenges we currently face in creating and maintaining egalitarian democracies. These includes the toxicity of structural racism, the growing crisis of socioeconomic inequities, the seductive lure of authoritarianism and the incompatibility of laisse faire capitalism and democracy. Part three discusses how the dark side of our human nature creates barriers to egalitarian democracy. Our human nature is slow to change, but there is hope for our future because if we can create the right cultural and material environment, we can bring out the “better angels” of our nature. This will help us to cooperate to maintain and strengthen our egalitarian democracy and give us hope for a better future for all of our people.
College educated. Politically well-informed and attentive. Liberal to moderate political views.
Book cover type
I'd like images that convey a democracy in peril and the dark side of human nature. I'd like the images to be abstract or art-like. One image of democracy in peril that I liked had the Constitution or Declaration of Independence and the American Flag burning. I've seen some abstract art with facial expressions of agony or distortion depicting human nature, if we can find or create a good one. Combining the two on one cover will also be a challenge.
What to avoid
Like to keep it relatively simple, although this will be hard trying to convey two themes -- human nature and fragile democracies. The images below I like, but it is hard to blend without making the cover too complex.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $299.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
bbrodie89 collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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