As always I love The creativity, quick turn around and responses from LSDesign!
It has been a pleasure working with Arrowdesigns. I didn't have a clue of what I wanted for my cover design but after reading my brief Arrowdesigns was one of the few designers who I felt actually read the brief and provided me with a design that represented my book. Arrow was so patient with me and worked to complete the design until I was satisfied. I would work with Arrow again!
From the start, I LOVED Gus' design concept. I could tell that he put a lot of thoughtfulness into every component and really delivered a very quality first draft. Over the course of the revision rounds, and well after, he helped to keep enhancing the design and make it reflect the diversity, playfulness, sophistication, and more that I was going for! Every request was met with a total can-do attitude! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my book cover!!!
Again, wonderful working with M_Space for the paperback jacket of our title. Incredibly responsive and timely!
Amazing design, super responsive and accommodating designer. Very happy with experience and end result.
How brusselswriter started their book cover journey
My Grandmother's Memoir: reflections on four generations and the recipes that brought them to the table
Cynthia Huijgens is a 2017 graduate of Simon Fraser University's creative writing program, The Writer's Studio Online. My Grandmother's Memoir is her first creative nonfiction publication. Her short story "The Things We Do For Love" appears in The Circle, A Brussels Anthology, and an excerpt of her first novel for upper middle grade readers, Inside the Cabinet of Curiosities, appears in Emerge 17, a Simon Fraser University anthology.
When my grandmother Virginia Stroud Grafton died in December 2014, she left behind a three ring binder full of family stories, photographs dating back more than a hundred years, and a hand written cookbook with recipes that had been passed down from mother to daughter, aunt to niece. My Grandmother's Memoir combines all of these elements with an interview conducted with Ginny in 2005 and stories from people who knew Ginny - schoolmates, her children and grandchildren, friends and acquaintances. My Grandmother's Memoir is a nostalgic recollection on four generations on one southern California family and a cookbook for anyone wishing to relive recipes from their childhood.
Anyone interested in history who is looking for a walk down memory lane, stretching back to the 1910s southern California. This book will appeal to people with an interest in genealogy and an example of how to record their own family history and memorialise it for future generations. Family and friends of Virginia Stroud Grafton. Adults, older children, southern California residents.
Book cover type
i like the colour, the use of black and white
i like the sketchy nature of the figure, the strong use of colour
this looks vintage to me, i like nostalgia, the yellowed paper look
What colors do you want to see in your design?
simplicity, warmth, nostalgia. 7x10 cover, photographs and recipes inside, along with text. traditional font. like idea of an old book on the cover, silhouette of a woman, maybe with a small child
What to avoid
pop, flash, modern
my grandmother loved pastels, though I think a little goes a long way