I really like the movie poster for Sicario. It gives a gritty feel, plays with double exposure and leaves room to breathe a bit. Not every space is filled, which I like. But it gets across the feeling of action, seriousness, and realism.
I'd like to see some of the main characters, but not just silhouettes of them. I feel like that's been done a lot. As I mentioned before, I like empty space. I feel like that will make the cover stand out. As for font styles, I'm open to suggestions, but don't want anything too outrageous.
I like the thought of simple, as in not an overly-crowded cover filled from edge to edge. Pointing back to the example of the Sicario poster, it has detail in it, but it's contained and structured, so it feels like it has room. I'm open to truly simple designs, as long as they capture the right tone.
The main female character is an attractive woman in her late 20's to early 30's, brunette with a greek nose shape and green eyes.
The main male character is a handsome man in his early 30's with dark hair, either clean shaven or has stubble.
Both are dressed in worn, casual clothes. T-shirt or button up shirt and jeans.
Use of stock photos is fine. I would like it if which ever stock photo model is used has multiple pictures/angles since this is a trilogy and eventually I'll need 2 more covers. Not a requirement, but it would make things easier in the future and I'd greatly appreciate it.
I'm wanting to print to a 7.5" x 4.25" book cover, but may have to adjust that later on.
I'm estimating the spine width to be around .8875". Again, this may be adjusted later on.