A front book cover design for a literary short story collection called Boyfriends, by Bonnie West. The cover should include:
1. Artwork, in predominantly black and white, ideally pen and ink style
2. Title: Boyfriends
3. Author's name: Bonnie West
4. A two line endorsement (latin text is fine)
5. Cover size is 216mmx138mm (Demy format portrait)
The initial concept for the art was to have 3 shoes: a formal mans shoe, a mans sport shoe (trainer/tennis shoe), and a woman's high heel - perhaps in a compromising position on top of one of the other shoes!! We would love to see some designs in this style, however, we are also open to other ideas if you think it works better.
The book is called Boyfriends, and here is a description:
In her debut collection, Bonnie West transforms everyday experiences into events that are complex, sometimes heart wrenching, and frequently unexpected. The collection includes stories of teenagers with an unabashed naiveté and contagious belief that they are indeed invincible; and stories of adults who are not so unlike their teenage counterparts as they follow their hearts into compromising positions. As perceptive and observant as West’s characters are, they often over-estimate their knowledge, sharing a degree of honesty even when they delude themselves. A woman falling in love with a chicken, an angry pathologist, or a ghost at the edge of the woods seem unlikely scenarios, but as we read these stories we come to believe anything is possible. Throughout the collection, West’s observations are piercing, irreverent, and often very funny.