job: to design a book cover for a collection of poetry
title: New Love
subtitle: The Collected Poetry [of] Lynn Mayson Shapiro
publisher: SkipStone/New York
(all of above on cover)
Back Cover Text: see attached PDF
One-piece cover requirements:
Your file must be a PDF, or PNG
Spine width: 8.59 Postscript points wide (0.119") (36 px)
Spine width: 8.43 Postscript points wide (0.117")
Cover size: 866.43 x 613 Postscript points (12.034" x 8.514")
Spine begins: 429 Postscript points from the left (5.958")
If using an image, its resolution should be set to 300dpi
notes: This book of poetry is written by a women and deals with the following themes: motherhood, cancer, disruption of family. The poems are sometimes lyrical, sometimes fierce, and often not afraid to make the reader uncomfortable. The color scheme should certainly not be overtly cheerful; I would say muted, but not drab. So, a burst of color is fine, just so it doesn't read "happy."
The cover should feel appropriate for the content but not reference any of the themes mentioned above directly (i.e., picture of mother & daughter.)
Having said that, a lone female image (woman in thought, etc.) strikes us as a possibility (see attached image of painting). We see this as representing the author and that's OK.