We need a book cover dust jacket (full hardcover, including back
cover, spine, and flaps) designed for an author's fiction thriller
novel called Sword of the Prophet.
Size: 6" x 9", 1" spine (see attached InDesign and PDF files.
Require editable, layered .psd file upon completion.
Audience: mature male with sense of adventure; armchair travelers.
Central theme: a Muslim terrorist (The Sword) releases a virus in the
US that spreads around the world.
Central question: How do individuals, and society, react to and fight
such a threat?
Cover design elements: No swords (the use of a sword should ONLY be
used if in a small green seal with gold - maybe a curved scimitar on
top and syringe on bottom). Small discreet symbols (e.g. a virus
symbol, perhaps combined with a visual of world/globe.
1. The Godfather (original cover) with an updated font:
2. John Connelly: The Unquiet:
3. David Baldacci's King & Maxwell series:
http://davidbaldacci.com/books/king-and-maxwell/ (clean, simple,
4. Ken Follett: Whiteout:
simple, maybe add more color)
Overall ideas: Please use your best judgement and try to "match" books
in the genre. Winning design could be large, blocky typefaces like
older thriller styles, or more modern style with smaller fonts and
Please leave questions and comments!