Book cover: Connected

Connected Book Cover, design by Penina S. Finger

Using an image to invite readers into a book is a lot like designing a web page. We have seconds to get their attention. The challenge is even greater when the topic is relationships.

Our solution was to reflect the book’s gentle, but straightforward content with a simple focal composition in shades of blue. As the viewer’s gaze rests there, the image begins to yield dimensional subtlety.

Blue can be tough to print because it can look so luminous on the client’s monitor, which does not translate to the subtractive processes of ink on paper. These shades (following a little back-and-forth with the printer) printed beautifully.