Create a book cover for a supernatural horror novel.
Author: M.R. FORBES
DIVINE is the series title of a supernatural fantasy novel series (6 books) by M.R. FORBES.
In the center of the story is Landon, a young man, who died, but was send back to earth. He was told that he is a special being (he is a mixture of human, demon and angel) and was sent back to the mortal world to help the human race to survive. The story is about war between heaven and hell, good and evil forces, angels and demons on earth.
It is an urban supernatural horror story (with plenty of irony). The target group is young adults and the author has a witty, humorous narrative style.
For the cover we have some ideas, but please feel free to work out your own vision.
We would like to see a striking, gloomy cover with highly contrasting colours.
The letters of “DIVINE” as horizontal divided letters. The top of the cover and the letters could represent the “good” side (bright see-through/ /bright), the lower area should represent the dark side.
Between the divided letters we would like to have the subtitle (“ZWISCHENWELT” = German for “twilight”, “intermediate world”, etc.).
One of our ideas is to split the word “DIVINE” in an upper and a lower half and set the subtitle “ZWISCHENWELT” in the gap.
Like on the attached pictures a modern cover with graphic elements that represent the two sides of the main character and the fight between heaven and hell, with a young man’s shadow or outline in the background of the cover.
Character in the center (one half is angel, the other half is demon).
Shadow /outline of a male character in the front, angels and demons in the background.
Cover size: 20,5 cm high 13,5 cm wide
Please keep in mind, that there will be 6 books of the DEVINE series, so the cover should be easy to adjust. The designer, who wins this contest will be invited to 1-to-1 projects for the next 5 books.
The designer should be able to create print-ready files ( inkluding spine, glossy effects, etc.)