I realized after my post the other evening, that I hadn’t shared the back cover of the book. Although this cover is only a draft, I did 4 other mock-ups before I settled on this one. I like this one the best of the four that I have done so far. The covers have all been designed by me. Although I do not by any means claim to be a professional, I have had some experience in graphic design in the past, and it’s really come in handy during this project. I enjoy doing this type of work as a hobby.
Several of you have received copies of my post card and business card sized flyers that I have given out. These were also designed by me, and printed in-house on a Ricoh printer.
Some of you have asked where I acquired the image that you see on the front of the book and on this website. I came across this picture quite by accident, and fell in love with it. I could just sit and stare at it for hours and daydream of where the man and his dog in the picture finally ended up on their journey. The picture itself was obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration, and it was photographed in June of 1973 by Anne LaBastille as part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s DOCUMERICA program. The description of the photograph is as follows below:
CANOE ON THE NORTH BRANCH OF MOOSE RIVER AT SUNSET, BELOW RONDAXE LAKE IN THE ADIRONDACK FOREST PRESERVE
When I came across this picture, I knew that it was perfect for my book. I increased the depth of the color just a tad bit, and digitally framed it, but it otherwise remains the same as the original photograph. The photograph itself is in the public domain as part of the National Archives collection.
In the upcoming days, I will share other mock-up covers I did and get your opinions on those. But for now, goodnight.