What needs to be on the cover:
- Author: "Daniel M. Häusermann"
- Title: "Gestaltungsfreiheit im Recht der Publikumsgesellschaft" [fyi: this means "Freedom of contract in the law of the public corporation"]
- Publisher's logo at the bottom: see http://www.dike.ch for how it looks; publisher will add its logo in the right format before printing, so don't spend too much time on it.
I want the book to be textile bound. I'm open as to colors of the fabric, but thought a darkish gray or vermillion might be nice. A white fabric would be unsuitable, as this would look filthy after a short time.
The printing on the fabric should have no more than two colors for cost reasons.
The book cover design should be in harmony with the Charter font used inside the book. Of course, the font on the cover may be different.
You should know that Swiss law book covers usually are extremely conservative: they typically have two blocks of color and/or one or two lines as the only design elements. For my book, I want a figurative element on the cover for two reasons: (1) because I believe my thesis is bold for the standards of the discipline and the cover should reflect that, and (2) because a figurative element may draw more attention from readers of the publisher's newsletter and brochure, which are the main marketing instruments in the industry.