We need a textbook front, spine and back cover. Previously this is something that I have designed myself, and lacking any formal design teaching has ended up not quite being as nice as our product.
I have included last year's cover page, and the logo which we were hoping to use with this year. I have all of the component files which were used in creating this file, I have made this in illustrator, and included them as separate attachments. Also included separately is the aptitute logo, which I am kind of fond of.
The measurements of the "Title page book 1 v4p0.jpg" are what we used for printing last year. The total width is 439mm, with a 9mm spine, 5mm bleed on both edges, with the individual covers being 210mm each. The height is 297, so with the bleed it becomes 307mm total. The printers can sometimes be a little bit off, so I'd aim to give the spine a mm or so buffer, using only 7 of the 9mm available.
The places where text is, logos are, images are = all flexible. It would be quite cool if you moved the pictures about to make it your own image/give it a bit of a flair. Not all of the images have to be used, or other images entirely can be used if you like. The fonts used are Gill Sans MT, and Book Antiqua, which we quite like, but these are of course, flexible. I've seen some nice bold fonts used so far for the covers, so keep that up! If you have any good ideas, we are keen to see them, so please feel free to experiment!
For the colours, if possible, incorporating some of the blue and green that we have previously used to the cover would help to maintain that continuity of the look of our book, to make it more recognisable to consumers. That being said, feel free to try other colours, and then maybe one with the originals too as a comparison?