Convenient Heroes: Book Cover Design
My friend, K. Scott Bonovich, had asked me to design the cover for his first book, Convenient Heroes, which was released today and is available for purchase. I had never designed a book cover before, so I was honored and am ecstatic about its release, too. He gave me a few ideas for the photo, and with the help of a local fire department, I was able to execute it. Although the fonts used in its publication are not exactly the ones I used, since I do not have the licenses and presented only an example, the publishing company matched them pretty closely.
Here is my original design, using Microsoft’s Stencil font for “Convenient” and the author’s name, a free font called Very Damaged for “Heroes”, and an Apple font called Cracked for the blurb. I also had to ‘scrub’ the photo of identifying markers like personal names and numbers, as well as changing the number on the helmet to match one of the fire company’s numbers in the book.
Here is the actual book cover image.
Thank you, Scott, for the honor and privilege of being a part of your first published work. Congratulations!
Please be advised that because the book is based on real life situations, it contains some very rough language and tough circumstances.
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