For the male designers:
What I would like you to do is, imagine yourself on the cover of the book, but the man you want to be if you could snap your fingers and make that wish. Think of broad shoulders and a coolness that oozes self-confidence and portray that into a male silhouette. No faces. And then create your long lost fantasy of that most pleasurable creature, which is the woman of your dreams.
For the female designers:
Please take a second and think of the man you would want to fling yourself into, for some reason feel so drawn to him that you can't help yourself and create your white knight on a horse. Obvioulsy you, the woman is as sexy as can be - again only silhouettes. No faces.
The image which should be portrayed must be of the strong suit. Think of someone seeing a person reading this book and they instantly think that the reader is a strong, courageous and confident man, in touch with himself and wanting to become better.
There are a few pictures floating in my head.
1) A powerful silhouette of a man holding a beautiful woman in some abstract sexual/sensual way. If there could be some kind of simple, abstract progression from the bottom left corner to the top right corner, that could be cool.
2) A silhouette of a man and a woman, or maybe 2 or 3 women, so abstract and distinct, that every person could interpret their own picture. Kind of a, look at it from this angle and it changes. As sexual/sensual as possible.
3) A beautiful silhouette of a woman hugging or flying into the arms of that powerful man, and the only colour is her red lipstick.
4) A progression of silhouettes, from left to right, always a strong man with all the motives above. Maybe even slip an outline of a classy 69 position in there. ;)
The picture and therefore the message should be enticing. You can't really look away because you are pulled into the world of classy sexuality.
THE FONT: should be sleek, modern, SANS SERIF and if a colour is used, definitely make sure it is a mat colour - no shiny red or any other shiny colour.
The silhouettes should be faceless or almost completely faceless, so everybody can imagine their own face onto the cover as well as their dream girl.
Please use the attached pictures only as a guideline of how the silhouettes could look like, meaning no face and very simple. Please redesign them in some fashion, to make this the most intriguing book cover ever.
IMPORTANT: The design must look great in thumbnail size.