Friday, September 17, 2010

Black Earth: The Broken Daisy - Cover Design

Here's a sneak peek at the cover design for Black Earth: The Broken Daisy...

My wife put the majority of this together. The sunset and the cityscape are actually photos that my wife took.

I kept the same fonts that I did for the original, aside from the back cover text which was originally done in Exotc350 DmBd BT and was changed this time to Times New Roman for easier readability since there's more text than the first book.

As with the last cover, (and with future covers), a daisy was included on the back near the website url. I just thought it would be kinda cool to have that appear on all the covers for the Black Earth series. Sort of like a tiny trademark or something similar. I'm trying to keep consistent with certain elements so the books will look good together on the shelf. The first book incorporated blue hues and a night sky and this one incorporates a sunrise and some orange and red shades.

We'll see how all of it really turned out once I receive my proof copy in the next few days.