Awesome guy! Way too talented and fantastic to work with.
Amazing work and communication. Went above and beyond several times by providing options i didn't even consider!
Highest of recommendations.
How antoniohernandez started their book cover journey
The Devil's Blessing
Tony Hernandez is the best-selling author of Slaughter & Maneuver, with more books spanning multiple genres. From WWII historical fiction to time travelling police procedurals, Tony's fiction has the same underlying theme. No one is safe when the darkness of men's hearts are involved.
After all, no one likes a happy ending.
1945 - Germany
The world is exploding.
As the Red Army marches from the east and the Allies from the west, Germany’s Third Thousand Year Reich is about to come to an abrupt, violent end.
Trapped in the middle are men like Otto Kunkel, forced to fight in a war that he didn’t want but has to pay for the consequences nonetheless.
To what limits would you go to to survive in a world of death that is falling apart from around you?
Written by Tony Hernandez, best-selling author of Slaughter & Maneuver, comes the next look into the dark corners of men’s hearts.
History buffs. People who like dark, gritty writing. WWII afficiandos
Book cover type
What colors do you want to see in your design?
I want that retro, roaring 20s or Art Deco 1930s look. I want it to show Germans versus Russians with their iconography.
I used a German font for the book title and Russian for my name. Just an idea, you don't need to use it. Also, it doesn't need to be the 1937 Paris Exhibitions! again, just an idea.
I want it to look like a propaganda poster from the 1930s! Change fonts or whatever, but that's the key. A 1930s propaganda poster of Russians versus Germans with the book title and my name.
What to avoid
Even though i am showing the German eagle, i do NOT want a swastika. If we can make it blurry or not clear, that would be great..
Here's a generic thing i put together. Ugly, obviously! But it gets the general idea. German iconography on one side, Russian on the other.
This is EXACTLY the style i want. Everything but the bottom. The top with the soldiers, planes, rocket launchers, etc., this is what i want! I even like the middle fonts. Just the guys running at the bottom can me taken away.
But if can resemble this, wow. You're the winner
Another close up of the 1937 Paris Exposition.
One more thing; it doesn't have to be these two things! It's just an idea. If you have something better that proclaims German v Russian, then go for it!
Russian styled propaganda
German styled propaganda
More German styled propaganda
My current book cover. Himmler being stood up against a Soviet prisoner of war. I like it, but don't love it.