Designing a successful book cover, this is what I got out of the article.
“There’s no place I know of that’s the subject of more anxiety, scrutiny, second-guessing, crowdsourcing, opinion-mongering, and general unease than the small space of your book cover”.
- Less is generally more, don’t confuse graphics in the small space you have to work with.
- Choose maybe one symbol from the story, don’t incorporate them all.
- Use colours that compliment each other and keep it simple.
“One of the quickest ways to kill any good effect of your book cover is to include too many elements”.
- The best covers are made up from a combination of simple yet powerful elements that can tell the viewer what to expect from the book.
- Readers look for clues as to what themes and genres the book is from the cover.
- Look at lots of books.
- Simple graphics with a clear message work best.
To read the full article visit – www.thebookdesigner.com/2012/01/book-cover-design-and-the-problem-of-symbolism