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Book Info

Author's Name

Jim Proser


The book is titled "Mr. Copacabana" and is the life story of my father who created the famous nightclub in the 1940's and was involuntarily the partner of Frank Costello, the head of the Mafia. They had a 30 year partnership that spanned New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Size Info

Trim size: 6" x 9",
Page count: 496,
Interior type: Black and White,
Page color: Cream,
Spine width: 1.24"

Target Audience

Who are your readers?

Biography, crime, popular culture readers

What 3 things would you like to communicate to your readers with this design?

Danger and corruption amid beauty and glamour

Style and Content

What colors do you want to see in your design?

See cover design of attached book proposal for color palette. Muted rust, light green, white and blue/purple.

What colors do you NOT want to see in your design?

Dayglo, primary colors.

Describe the style(s) you like (traditional, modern, etc.)

Modern treatment of classic logo (lady with fruit turban) and 1940's.

What content must be included in your design?

An iconic title design reminiscent of The Godfather puppeteer design but indicating a pool of blood, gun, dagger or other symbol of violence and danger coming from the beauty and elegance of the Copacabana "lady with fruit-turban" icon (see attached proposal for "lady with fruit turban" design).



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