I'm looking for something that bespeaks a guidebook, handbook, field guide, or user's manual. I like the look of vintage books, leather bound journals, safari/scientific or military looking field notes, botanical field guides, and old car manuals. This needs to be a book that a regular guy wouldn't feel embarrassed to carry around with him... so, masculine but snazzy, user friendly, and not garish. Attention grabbing. I'm fine with imagery involving binoculars, magnifying glasses, or anything that lends itself to a mood of curiosity and inquisitiveness/Sherlock Holmes-esque. Outdoor scenes are one direction we could go. Showing a man or woman is fine too, but any representation of people should be minimalistic, silhouetted, or artistically rendered. I've included a collage of some book covers that intrigue me, but I'm open to all sorts of ideas.
I like a courier or newspaper style font, or anything vintage. Bold is good, no calligraphy fonts. We're going for masculine. The word "Wifeology" could even be broken up a little, as in a dictionary (as long as it's not so stylistic as to be distracting).