Thank you for your interest in this project. This is a 7 book series, so the successful proposal will have the option of ongoing work.
For this cover I'm looking for something very original and abstract. I'd love to see the design heavily focussed on the typography. Please see the examples I've uploaded and the notes attached. I'm not looking for your typical 'magic girl with title' cover. I'm looking for something original, unique, and abstract - and preferably illustrated.
I think it might help to think of this project more like a vintage poster and less like a typical book cover.
Genre: Young adult coming of age high fantasy
Each new book in the series has a new precious stone and a new weapon, so these could be recurring themes to incorporate into the cover for strong branding across all seven books in the future. This one is an amethyst and two really stylized elven daggers (think Lord of the Rings style).
This is the first in a series of seven, so some strong branding element that could be carried through the series would be great. This could include: border, unique typography, label border around the title, or even just a strong and unique style that can be carried through to the next books.
Final submission should include source file.
While I'm hoping for an ABSTRACT symbol-based cover, I will also consider covers that utilize the below illustration. If you do choose to use this as an alternate submission, please be mindful of colors and tone. You will likely need to adjust the colors to seamlessly blend with your cover design.
Designers, please feel free to use this illustration in your proposals. I own the copyright to this illustration and it was originally done for this project. Let me know if you have any problems downloading the png file. Feel free to adjust colors, etc. https://www.dropbox.com/s/n382731yj…o.png?dl=0