Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Book cover idea

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    The Heart of Dixie
    Posts
    4,268

    Book cover idea

    Not to try to one up Bill, but just coincidence. I was working on a book cover and was coming to post it.

    This is not the final version but the idea probably is. May take a new photo along the lake with some water in the background. But after many versions I am pretty happy with this.

    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


    Kudzu Craft Lightweight Skin on frame Kayaks.
    Custom built boats and Kits

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan
    Posts
    3,798
    Nice photo, but IMO it definitely needs some water, be cool if you could photo-shop in a river or like you said a lake in the background...eh what do I know
    Best wishes on it's/your release!
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Inside the Beltway
    Posts
    2,666
    Looks great. I like the way the lines suggested by the hull contours converge on, or point to, the title. The viewer's eye goes right there.

    But because of that, I wonder if the subtitles aren't clouding the issue, strictly from a design point of view?

    Thanks,

    Bill

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    3,632
    I agree with adding water to the photo in some way...after all that's where they end up! Maybe the same type of pic on a lake or riverbank? I think the photo composition is great. The title works well, but the text color is throwing me off. I'd like mine autographed please
    Your Respiratory Therapist wears Combat boots

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North West Indiana
    Posts
    6,099
    Change "cheap" to inexpensive?
    Otherwise, very neat and does cause me to want to see what is inside.
    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

    Host of the 2015 FAMILY WOODWORKING GATHERING

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    30,020
    I like the photo, but I'm with the other suggestions to incorporate water in it. Personally, I'd also drop the "Cheap, lightweight and easy to build" line. I think it clutters up the visual impact of the cover to a certain extent. It's a great catchphrase for marketing materials, but I'm not sure it really adds much to the book cover itself.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Posts
    11,833
    I like. A real eye catcher.
    I read an article on cover design once that said one of the best eye catchers is a red diagonal line running from lower left to upper right.
    Change the position of the two outside kayaks and you will have a winner.
    Second best is red somewhere in the pic and a line of anykind doing the lower left to upper right thing.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    The Heart of Dixie
    Posts
    4,268
    THANKS to everyone. I have the cover 98% finished. Just tweaking the details. I used a couple of suggestions. funny thing was I read a couple suggestions after I tried them.

    I don't have a small version to post and show you, but again, thanks for the input.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


    Kudzu Craft Lightweight Skin on frame Kayaks.
    Custom built boats and Kits

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Posts
    9,076
    Yeah Jeff, that configuration is very eye pleasing. Your plan to duplicate the general shot with a water background oughta seal the deal.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    falcon heights, minnesota
    Posts
    5,610
    just saw the cover jeff, i'd leave off the cheap/inexpensive, and leave it as lightweight and easy to build.
    benedictione omnes bene

    www.burroviejowoodworking.com

    check out my etsy store, buroviejowoodworking

Similar Threads

  1. Nephew's first cover
    By Stephen Bellinger in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-09-2013, 09:32 PM
  2. cover your ears :-)
    By Dave Hawksford in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-18-2012, 12:46 PM
  3. Frank take cover!!
    By Paul Gallian in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-01-2010, 01:07 PM
  4. Beam cover
    By Al killian in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-04-2008, 06:18 PM
  5. Cover me!
    By Stuart Ablett in forum General Woodturning Q&A
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 02-12-2007, 01:37 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •