Whodunnit? Well, Paul Austin Ardoin dunnit. Again.
That’s right, Paul’s killed again—he’s written another mystery novel, and I’ve designed the cover.
For you ultra-professional designers like me, here’s the very formal, exhaustive creative brief:
- As with the first book, the title and author name must be very prominent.
- It needs to carry on the general look and feel I created for the first book (i.e. big, bright crime-scene tape across a dark, sinister background), but it should look different enough that the two books would not be confused with one another.
- The victim in this story was found in a seedy motel room (not a spoiler—it says so right on the cover).
So, with that out of the way, here’s a little video I put together showing exactly how I designed it.