Troy C. Napier is an author from neighboring Georgetown, Kentucky. He contacted me to design the book jacket art for his first commentary The Response to Grace. Troy chose me because of my success working with other Christian authors.
Book jacket art for Kentucky author
Since Troy did not have a specific vision in for this project art, I worked with him to come up with a concept. First, he provided me with samples of some book layouts that he liked, and we discussed their specific traits. I then pitched a few concepts based on different passages of scriptures in the Bible. For example, I proposed centering the art around a close up photo of an ear (Matthew 11:15). Also, I brought up the idea of a runner who is lacing up his shoes and crouching at the starting line (Hebrews 12:1). Finally, we agreed on the concept of a fisherman. This idea was based on Jesus calling his first disciples in Matthew 4.
I first incorporated a royalty free stock image of a fisherman casting his net out on the water for the focal point of the book jacket art. I softened the edges of the photo and blended it into the grunge texture background. Then, I set the cover text in a classic serif font. I mixed weights of that same font for variety. The back cover features a picture of a net. Hundreds of fish fill the net to the brim. The book’s title text is reversed out of it. A compass image adorns the bottom of the book below the author’s photo and bio. The book is available as a paperback, as well as in Kindle format on Amazon.