We are looking for a cover design for the latest profile story in the Funding Performance series. You can see the first four covers from the series here: https://leapambassadors.org/product…e-funders/
The story that this cover accompanies profiles the Mulago Foundation, a San-Francisco based organization that finds and funds high-performance organizations that tackle the basic needs of the very poor around the world. They fight poverty by finding the organizations that are best able to create change and giving them what they need to be able to create that change at scale. Many of the organizations they fund focus on agriculture or health care.
The title of the story is: Blunt Talk. Sharp Thinking.
The subtitle is: A Profile of the Mulago Foundation.
We prefer interpretive design elements, such as a play on the juxtaposition between 'blunt' and 'sharp'.
We do NOT want any weapons imagery utilized in the cover design, including but not limited to spears, knives, hammers, etc.
Mulago Foundation funds organizations in Nigeria, Kenya, Mali, Senegal, Rwanda, Togo, Uganda, Mozambique, Liberia, Madagascar, Zambia, Bhutan, Myanmar, Burkina Faso, Latin America, India, Nepal, and South Asia. Representing such a wide array of cultures in your design will be challenging, but we would love to see you try and incorporate motifs from the areas of the world where Mulago works.
We like images like the ones at the links below, and would love to see any similar, original designs you could put together.
We also want the visual design to communicate our brand’s personality: Warm, trustworthy, credible, reflective, and personable. Our design aesthetic can be described as clean, simple, polished, warm, sophisticated without being elitist, and appealing. Please see any of the materials on leapambassadors.org to get a sense of our overall aesthetic.
Because this is the fifth cover in a series, we need the branding on the cover to match the first four stories. That means that the Funding Performance box in the top left corner and the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community banner and logo at the bottom (exactly as seen on this cover: https://leapambassadors.org/?wpdmdl=14882
must be present on all of your submitted cover designs. They are included in the assets package for this contest.