My friend Neil Hughes has been working on a book about anxiety called Walking on Custard & The Meaning of Life and he commissioned me to provide the cover artwork.
The book launches today so I thought I'd share a couple of early concepts I sent at the beginning to show the progress of the cover:
That first rough was my initial idea and Neil suggested we try and show a little more of the people struggling to walk on custard. That led to my second design which Neil preferred but asked if we could see a blue sky in there.
We both felt the sky worked with the basic colour scheme I started to work with and, after some tinkering with the composition, we settled on this image for the wraparound artwork.
And here's the final design with the logo, text and barcode all added.
There are also additional articles about anxiety by Neil available at www.walkingoncustard.com.