You and Me

paperback e book cover two children
original photos for this book cover

A leap in the dark
You don’t always know what will happen when you start melding images together. The silhouettes of two children playing was far too dark and contrasty to make an attractive book cover.

By combining it with an abstract painting (in a complex procedure I’m not going to try to explain) I ended up with this lighter, intriguing image. I imagined it might be a snapshot of two children who went in very different directions as they grew up – just my interpretation.

This is a royalty free image and the main typeface is Oz Handicraft. The original photos file came from

Book cover design costs vary depending on whether it’s an ebook or paperback but around £80 ($100) is a good guide.

If you need a cover for your new novel or if you’re short of an idea for a plot? Browse these imagined book covers and strap lines for ideas.