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JOB: quick job for book cover design

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From: Genevieve <>

Posting on behalf of my sister, who has been working with a designer through her publisher, but hasn’t been super happy with the results so far. If you have photoshop, C4D or other skills / ideas on how to achieve the aesthetic she’s after, she’d love for you to get in touch!

If interested, please email her at:

More info follows….

Design brief

  • I need cover art for my soon to be published non-fiction book on how speculative futures tools can help us create more resilient cities.
  • I’d like a psychedelically informed piece (a softer, more abstract version of Terri Lowenthal’s psychscape 45 with better color gradient transitions and a bit more blue/green ) overlain with simple white graphic text (text akin to this example:, with the main title aligned to the right of the cover, subtitle to left, and author’s name on the bottom aligned to the right)

Practical Info

  • Cover art for a non-fiction book titled ‘Speculative Futures: Design Approaches to Navigate Change, Foster Resilience, and Co-Create the Cities We Need’
  • Cover should include the Title, Subtitle, and author’s name (Johanna Hoffman)

Technical details

  • Book dimensions: 6×9”
  • Need cover art for both an e-book version as well as print (print version includes art that goes over the spine, which will be wide enough to list the book’s title again)
  • Book is 156 pages long

About the book

  • The book explores how the emerging field of speculative futures can help us imagine–and build–better, resilient, and more equitable cities.
    • Speculative futures – design approaches that visualize new and potential worlds – move us beyond what currently exists into the realms of what could be. Inspired by art, film, fiction, and industrial design, the tools use speculation to provoke, imagine, and dream into what lies ahead. Written for futurists, urbanists, and artists looking to enact city-wide transformation–and for readers at the intersection of disruption, design, and city living–this book offers creative paths toward urban resilience, using design tools that already exist.
    • Informed by her years of professional experience, artist and urbanist Johanna Hoffman uses an interdisciplinary lens to examine how we can reimagine our cities as individuals, as communities, and on professional scales. Hoffman’s blend of precedent studies, research, and professional memoir link longstanding issues in urban development with the processes and actions positioned to create the more resilient cities this century demands. The result is a dynamic field guide that uses speculative futures to imagine, advocate for, and adapt to modern scales, scopes, and speeds of change.
    • This book is both for professionals in the urban design and planning industries, as well as all people who resist received, capitalistic, technocratic ways of thinking–readers who seek new solutions to longstanding problems.