Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community  

Go Back   Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community > Creativity > Tilted Artwork


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-10-2004, 10:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
Femme Fatale
 
Nancy's Avatar
 
Location: Elysium
Need help with ideas for a book cover

Hi fellow artists!

I'm working on a cover for a book that a friend of mine is writing with some professors at her university. Unfortunately I have no idea what to draw so I was hoping that you could help me with any ideas. The title of the book hasn't been decided yet but it's about Jewish/Christian (Western/European civilization) history of ideas/world picture contra the Roman/Greek (Middle East civilization) history of ideas/world picture.

The chapters are about the different views of the world as famous (religious) philosophers/writers/poets or the authors (professors) see it etc. Some of the chapters are about:

- Martin Heidegger's experience of divinity through nature and landscape.

- Kant's view of the relation between moral and religion.

- Natural science and religion (thesis of secularization, thesis of conflict in the books by Johannes Kepler, Isaac Newton, Galileo Galileo and Nikolaus Kopernikus)

- The theologians Søren Kierkegaard, K.E. Løgstrup and Johannes Sløk and their individual presentation of their understanding of the relationship between God and Man.

- The reformation

- the Age of Enlightenment's historyphilosophical clash with the ecclesiatical view of history.

- the Age of Enlightenment and Christianity



Help!
__________________
I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don't know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy.
I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.

Last edited by Nancy; 10-10-2004 at 11:05 PM..
Nancy is offline  
Old 10-11-2004, 12:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
Insane
 
Perhaps have paths for each view leading up, into the image background to a central point representing the goal, heaven, the end of each path as different roads the the same things, then line the paths with images from the various prespctives. Its a little early for brainstorming but I tried o.0
thefictionweliv is offline  
Old 10-11-2004, 01:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
Femme Fatale
 
Nancy's Avatar
 
Location: Elysium
Quote:
Originally Posted by thefictionweliv
Perhaps have paths for each view leading up, into the image background to a central point representing the goal, heaven, the end of each path as different roads the the same things, then line the paths with images from the various prespctives. Its a little early for brainstorming but I tried o.0
ooooohh that's a great idea. However the "heaven" would have to be something else like "truth" for example since (some) natural scientists and atheists don't believe in heaven.
__________________
I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don't know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy.
I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.
Nancy is offline  
Old 10-11-2004, 02:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
Drifting
 
amonkie's Avatar
 
Administrator
Location: Windy City
Maybe have the "heaven" be an open book - those who are atheist could see it as truth in knowledge, and those christian/jewish could see it as the book of life, or the bible.
__________________
Calling from deep in the heart, from where the eyes can't see and the ears can't hear, from where the mountain trails end and only love can go... ~~~ Three Rivers Hare Krishna
amonkie is offline  
Old 10-11-2004, 02:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
Femme Fatale
 
Nancy's Avatar
 
Location: Elysium
Quote:
Originally Posted by amonkie
Maybe have the "heaven" be an open book - those who are atheist could see it as truth in knowledge, and those christian/jewish could see it as the book of life, or the bible.
Brilliant idea amonkie!
__________________
I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don't know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy.
I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.
Nancy is offline  
Old 10-11-2004, 03:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
Rawr!
 
skier's Avatar
 
Location: Edmontania
I've often pondered what thought process goes behind the vague artistic metaphors on my textbook covers. When I ask other people, they look at me with that "what the hell does it matter" glare. But I see them peer discreetly at their textbook covers later wondering the same thing as I.
__________________
"Asking a bomb squad if an old bomb is still "real" is not the best thing to do if you want to save it." - denim
skier is offline  
Old 10-11-2004, 03:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
Psycho
 
Dizzet's Avatar
 
Location: Denmark
How about drawing a huge ass...
Dizzet is offline  
Old 10-11-2004, 03:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
Femme Fatale
 
Nancy's Avatar
 
Location: Elysium
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dizzet
How about drawing a huge ass...


I don't think the professors would appreciate that image .. allthough I do think it would attract many readers
__________________
I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don't know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy.
I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.
Nancy is offline  
Old 10-12-2004, 08:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
Femme Fatale
 
Nancy's Avatar
 
Location: Elysium
no more suggestions?
__________________
I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don't know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy.
I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.
Nancy is offline  
Old 10-12-2004, 11:50 AM   #10 (permalink)
Insane
 
thriolith's Avatar
 
Location: Toronto
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dizzet
How about drawing a huge ass...
Ooo, you can be on the cover...
lol, j/k.

The idea of a open book seems like a really good one though.
__________________
- Thriolith
thriolith is offline  
Old 10-12-2004, 02:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
on fire
 
animosity's Avatar
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
Going back to my earlier days in this forum. How about a huge eye...? j/k

I like the open book, with no text. perhaps someone with a pen, waiting to write?

I dont know. My mind is mush at the moment. I just took 2 rather long/hard test in a row.
animosity is offline  
Old 10-13-2004, 01:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
Upright
 
Location: Austria/Vienna
hmmmm
why don't u just take a well known classic and modify it a bit
e.g. the creation of adam by Michelangelo, just put adam a sword in his right hand
everybody will interpret something else into the picture, thus creating controversy, which makes a book interresting
Mag188 is offline  
Old 10-13-2004, 02:21 AM   #13 (permalink)
Psycho
 
Dizzet's Avatar
 
Location: Denmark
Quote:
Originally Posted by thriolith
Ooo, you can be on the cover...
lol, j/k.
Why You littel!!!
Dizzet is offline  
Old 11-16-2004, 01:40 AM   #14 (permalink)
Femme Fatale
 
Nancy's Avatar
 
Location: Elysium
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mag188
hmmmm
why don't u just take a well known classic and modify it a bit
e.g. the creation of adam by Michelangelo, just put adam a sword in his right hand
Nah that image is too religeous. I want something that includes both religion and the non-believers
__________________
I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don't know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy.
I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.
Nancy is offline  
Old 11-16-2004, 02:59 AM   #15 (permalink)
Psycho
 
Dizzet's Avatar
 
Location: Denmark
A huge ass
Dizzet is offline  
Old 11-16-2004, 03:24 AM   #16 (permalink)
Drifting
 
amonkie's Avatar
 
Administrator
Location: Windy City
Dizzet, I think we've already established your ass cannot go on the cover - Cause after all, she'd have to have a model, right?
__________________
Calling from deep in the heart, from where the eyes can't see and the ears can't hear, from where the mountain trails end and only love can go... ~~~ Three Rivers Hare Krishna
amonkie is offline  
Old 11-16-2004, 03:54 AM   #17 (permalink)
Crazy
 
Location: UK
The open book (maybe with shining white light glowing from it's pages) is a nice idea for a symbolic image. Perhaps with light a little bit like 1.)

As the book is going to have so lots of references to nature, the world and general spirtuality, perhaps you might want to include imagery along the lines of 2.) or 3.)

1.)
2.)
3.)

The sky can be suggestive of the ephemeral nature of life, whereas the World image can indicate the circle of life/balance of nature etc...

Possible other useful images could be hands i.e. praying, holding hands are very simple and very emotive...

Personally, I'd say the more complex the issues (within the book) the simpler the cover illustration/photo should be, relying on the book's title to stand out from the cover (in a bold but subtle font).

Perhaps a simple black and white nature photo, like this:



Anyway just some ideas to get you thinking. It sounds like a fun project! Try to have fun doing it and hopefully that will come across in the end result.

Good luck, and don't forget to post the final product here one day!

__________________
and so ends the thought process for another day...
Stug is offline  
Old 11-16-2004, 07:23 AM   #18 (permalink)
Helplessly hoping
 
pinkie's Avatar
 
Location: Above the stars
I see Jesus being dissected under an elaborate map of stars, constellations and galaxies out in the middle of nature, laying on a stack of history and philosophy books, with his heart glowing like E.T.

You could pick which philosophers/writers/poets/theologians/professors would be doing the dissection.

(I'm weird, I know.)
pinkie is offline  
Old 11-16-2004, 10:35 AM   #19 (permalink)
Minion of the scaléd ones
 
Tophat665's Avatar
 
Location: Northeast Jesusland
Howsabout somthing naturalistic like a flower or a shrub (a burning one, even). Then, kind of gradient it from a photo through a painting through a sketch, through a schematic

BTW, Christian/Jewish is Middle Eastern. Greek/Roman, that's western.

I might run a few bars from a Bach Fugue across the top, and maybe an arabesque border along the bottom (like at El Escorial.)
__________________
Light a man a fire, and he will be warm while it burns.
Set a man on fire, and he will be warm for the rest of his life.
Tophat665 is offline  
Old 11-16-2004, 11:20 AM   #20 (permalink)
Femme Fatale
 
Nancy's Avatar
 
Location: Elysium
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinkie
I see Jesus being dissected under an elaborate map of stars, constellations and galaxies out in the middle of nature, laying on a stack of history and philosophy books, with his heart glowing like E.T.

You could pick which philosophers/writers/poets/theologians/professors would be doing the dissection.

(I'm weird, I know.)
lol what an imagination you have pinkie! It's not a bad idea actually so maybe I'm gonna use some or all of that
__________________
I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don't know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy.
I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.
Nancy is offline  
Old 11-16-2004, 11:22 AM   #21 (permalink)
Femme Fatale
 
Nancy's Avatar
 
Location: Elysium
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tophat665
Howsabout somthing naturalistic like a flower or a shrub (a burning one, even). Then, kind of gradient it from a photo through a painting through a sketch, through a schematic
That's an awesome idea! I'll tell my friend about it and see how she feels about it

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tophat665
BTW, Christian/Jewish is Middle Eastern. Greek/Roman, that's western.
details, details!
__________________
I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don't know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy.
I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.
Nancy is offline  
Old 11-16-2004, 11:24 AM   #22 (permalink)
Femme Fatale
 
Nancy's Avatar
 
Location: Elysium
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stug
Good luck, and don't forget to post the final product here one day!
yes sir!

thank you for all those suggestions - each and one of them are great!

I like the the symbolism of the globe, sky and flower... maybe I can mix those together somehow...
__________________
I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don't know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy.
I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.
Nancy is offline  
 

Tags
book, cover, ideas

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:49 PM.

Tilted Forum Project

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
© 2002-2012 Tilted Forum Project

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360