I want a cover that evokes a relationship between the women's (ancient) history and a bright possible future. Some of the core themes of the book are women in mythology, feminism and spirituality. I'm looking for a well integrated cover deign that is symbolic, intelligent and elegant. The audience for this book is an intelligent general public.
The design should not be fun, comic or girly. No modern photographs of women, please.
With the cover of "The Evolutionary Journey of woman", as well as invoking a beautiful mythological vision of woman (from the past), I am wanting to symbolically invoke the idea that woman in the present (and future) is fully integrated in all domains - she is spiritual, intellectual, psychological, technological, embodied.Here are a few relevant book cover designs that I like :
Here are some images you could try working with:
Here are some examples of symbolic images of the future that could be paired with part of an image of a woman. These are just ideas (I'm not a designer!) and I am very open to better creative interpretations :
Some other ideas to draw on for "future" (I wouldn't want to use these images literally - I just like the lines and expanding spheres as a point for inspiration)