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Starts:23-Jul-13 3:11 p.m. GMT
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Dangerous Little Books
Independent publisher of rational, secular and atheist non-fiction.
A Book Cover for CJ Werleman's next book - Crucifying America: How the Religious Right is Destroying our Nation (sub-title to be confirmed)
The book cover is 5 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in (portrait). Resolution should be 300dpi (ideally 600dpi) or higher. The illustration needs to occupy the entire space whilst leaving plenty of copy space for the title: Crucifying America and the author credit: CJ Werleman.
Publishing and Media
Atheists, Agnostics, Secularists, Theologians and moderate Religious believers who are worried about superstition-based beliefs eroding personal liberty, stirring up conflict and undermining the constitution. CJ attracts a relatively young (college to early 30s) readership so the style needs to be edgy, shocking and attractive (ie something someone might wear on a tee-shirt)
1. Uncle Sam (easily recognizable and representing all that's great about America) Crucified on the Cross.
2. A Patriotic (perhaps based on old war propaganda posters) Color Scheme.
3. The key point is that Democracy, Freedom and Equality are being sacrificed to Censorship, Repression and Divisiveness based on superstitious and often outdated beliefs.
Either a retro/vintage (either graphical with minimal color or idealistic - propaganda-inspired) or edgy urban/art (spray and stencil / grungy) approach would suit the subject, style and audience best.
Here are other books with cover illustrations by CJ's publisher:
Here are CJs other books with cover illustrations:
http://dangerouslittlebooks.com/wp-content/uplo... (original Jacket)
http://dangerouslittlebooks.com/book/jesus-lied... (updated Jacket)
Red, White and Blue.
No colors are ruled out.
Edgy, Striking, Irreverent, Shocking, Cool, Stark, Dramatic
Print and Online (it will be featured on the print and ebook version of the book as well as on websites and other promotional materials)
The concept of Uncle Sam on a Cross is something that's central to this brief. If you feel you have another strong illustration concept please contact us first to check that it's acceptable. We wouldn't want you to waste time on a concept that could become unsuitable.
Additionally, as this is a book cover image, copyspace is an important consideration. The illustration doesn't necessarily need to be a full figure piece but it should definitely be instantly recognizable as Uncle Sam and that he's being crucified on a cross.
Here are some links to historical illustrations of Uncle Sam (certain iconic devices - such as his stovepipe hat, goatee beard, stripes and stars are common to all of them):