I need a cover design for my book. It is a 8.5x5.5 perfect bound book and approximately 200 pages. The title is "Seven Lies Almost Every Teen Believes" The author's name(my name) is Joel Penton.
The cover needs to be bold and edgy/hardcore. It could even be mysterious and/or slightly freaky playing off of "lies" but i will leave it up to the designers' creativity. The word "LIES" should be most prominent, then "SEVEN" and then "ALMOST EVERY TEEN BELIEVES" should be least prominent, maybe even like a subtitle.
The colors should be black, white and red. If there are any pictures/photos, they should be gray scale.
It is very important that this book stays "on brand" with others things that we produce, particularly my first book, "Stand Your Ground." The cover file is attached. The SYG cover is primarily black with white and red highlighting. I was thinking this book would be primarily red with black and white highlighting but I am not 100% locked into that. This "seven lies" book should definitely complement SYG. The two books should really look like they go together (although I would like Seven lies to be more edgy). For that reason I would like to see the font "downcome" utilized though also, not 100% locked in to that. The bottom of the back cover should have a very similar layout to SYG. Designers should also check out my site for the branding feel - http://www.joelpenton.com
I don't have the final text for the back cover but space should be left for about the same amount of text as SYG. I will work with the winning designer to drop in the final text.
Here are some ideas I had. Feel free to use them or chuck them:
- similar watermark look as the SYG book
- an effect that looks like the center portion of the page has been ripped off, exposing the evil underneath (a metaphor for revealing lies)
- use the red man(see syg book) in a prominent way
- a teen blindfolded (metaphor for deception)
I would like the final product to be a photo shop file.