Rich’s Fortune Teller Cover Direction for LOVE FORTUNES AND OTHER DISASTERS

Our cover designers have created some amazing cover directions for LOVE FORTUNES AND OTHER DISASTERS by Kimberly Karalius, and we’re counting on you to choose which one actually goes on the book! We know it’s a big decision, so today we’ve asked Creative Director Rich D. to share the story behind this gorgeous cover approach:




With this cover approach, I really wanted to capture the charm of an old-fashioned fortune teller. The graphic typeface with its emphasis on the word love is a play on the old LOVE logo by Robert Indiana (and an excuse to have the word LOVE really big on the cover). The pink stripes point to the fun romance elements, while the all-seeing eye hints at the magical realism of the story. Finally, the ticket coming out of the slot is a simplified graphic version of the love fortune machine, which is meant to help capture the whimsical nature of the story. 

If you love what Rich is doing here, let us know by leaving a comment and voting for this cover direction. And remember, this is a cover direction, not the final cover, so if you have suggestions for making it even more Swoonworthy, share it in the comments!

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