We want an awesome book cover to catch the attention of our primary target group in the ages of 15-18 and moms of teenagers of these ages. The cover needs to be fresh and sharp - preferably with a bit of color to make it stand out - also, we like it to not be overly simple.
Please notice that Danish students do not get square graduation caps upon graduation, so don't use them in the design.
Furthermore we prefer not to have pictures of real peoples faces on the cover. Try with animation, silhouettes, pictures taken from behind, etc. if you want people in the design. Not meaning that "real" pictures are discouraged, though. They can make for really cool designs.
So far we have seen a lot of simple design. They can be great but we would also like some a bit more detailed. Also, remember the age of the target group - don't make the design too immature.
Try to illustrate that we are giving students the secret formula to succeed in high school.
What needs to be on the cover:
Subtitle: "Vejen Til Bedre Karakterer i Gymnasiet"). This might be changed later though.
The names of the authors: Nicklas Brendborg (me) and Lars Horsbøl Sørensen.
Backcover: Text, bio, bio pic, etc. as usual. We don't have it yet but you can insert something.