This project is a book jacket. This book is a psychological novel that tells the inner struggle of the protagonist, Daniel. Daniel has been estranged from his family for many years and has lived alone. But when Daniel learned that his stepmother had been involved in a car accident and was involved in a lawsuit, he chose to return to his hometown to help his stepmother and cousin Mark resolve the lawsuit. He reunites with his estranged brother, Mark, as they grapple with the harsh realities of their stepmother's illness and looming legal action.
Psychological novels mainly target male readers, with typical readers aged between 18 and 45. These readers are primarily those who live in apartments or single-family homes. They tend to earn between $50,000 and $150,000 a year. They are mainly white-collar workers with solid educational backgrounds and straightforward career and life plans. Spend 2.4 to 5 hours per week reading.
Using this information, I create a cover that fits the story and engages my audience. In the previous image, I outlined the main character, Daniel, and his entire body in the middle. The outline of the central figure forms a tie, suggesting that protagonist Daniel is internally trapped by life, as the story details his entanglements with his stepmother and cousins. For the design on the back, I created an image of the main character's cousin, Mark. Mark's life is terrible. He was addicted to drugs and was prosecuted for theft. At the end of the story, Mark expresses regret for his mistakes and assures his family that he will change for their sake. In the photo, Mark is holding a picture frame. In the frame is his mother in the hospital, suggesting that despite Mark's many mistakes, he still views the family as an essential part of his life.