Need a book cover dust jacket (full hardcover, including back
cover, spine, and flaps) designed for fiction novel called Defined.
Author name: Matt Isaman
Size: 6" x 9", .75" spine.
Require editable, layered, .psd file upon completion. Please do not
compress graphics or merge layers -- may need to edit
colors/balance and/or change the title in the future!
Audience: people watchers that can't help but psychoanalyze,
travelers, introspectors, personal growth junkies...
Central plot: A battle between the heart (Island 1) and the mind
(Island 2), connected by their roots (spinal cord). The entire book
takes place inside the mind of one person, but the world looks like we
see our world today, with some subtle hints of our human anatomy
combined into the scene)
Cover design elements: 2 Islands on each side of the cover from a POV
of a submerged camera that is off in the distance and shows above how
Island 1 (on the left/heart) has a beach, that slopes up a hill with
the colors of fall, on the trees, and open fields, maybe a cave
slightly visible, and then a rib like mountain on it's far left side
that goes into the back cover. These islands float, but are connected
by their roots (of the trees). Below the surface of the water is the
roots that are connected, and thick enough to be caves/vessels/bones
for travel back and forth between the islands. The islands shouldn't
be connected to the bottom of the ocean. On top of the ocean between
the two islands could be a very subtle wave that when studied could be
symbolic of a heartbeat pulse/wave. Island 2 is not as welcoming, it
has a much more massive mountain on it, with a noticeable peak. It
also has crevices of some sort that would be reminiscent of the brain.
This is the first book in a trilogy. Be creative! Some ideas for
inspiration are attached. The font doesn't need to rest on the water,
I actually prefer it doesn't. I was just messing around with the
imagery to see what it would look like.
Sky can be more around sunset/dusk with some purple in it if it
works. Not a requirement.
Please have fun with this! I tried to be specific to help spur a
vision, if something comes to mind, go for it. I am very open minded
as well. It doesn't mean i'll choose yours but I will sure give it as
much consideration as every other! Thank you.
Please leave questions and comments!