Law Firm. Practice areas include Firearms Law, Environmental Law, Civil Rights, Civil Litigiation, Criminal Law, etc.
( 6x9 inches) graphic
Title: (make really big on first 2 lines and full justify)
Subtitle: (this is the subtitle, smaller than main title but still gotta be able to read easily – can be 2 lines if appropriate)
A Guide to State and Federal Firearms Regulations
KEEP IN MIND WHEN THIS COVER IS DISPLAYED ON AMAZON ETC IT WILL BE THE SIZE OF THE THIMBNAILS ON THE WEBSITE I AM REVIEWING YOUR DESIGNS ON. SO THE SUBTITLE NEEDS TO BE JUST A LITTLE SMALLER THAN THE TITLE. To make the font big enough to be seen the subtitle will have to go two lines.
Also, i forget to and my name! so it needs to say "by C.D. Michel, Attorney at Law" somewhere - probably along the bottom of the cover.
I want an outline map of the state of California and a gun or guns worked into the design somehow.
Feel free to be creative on the image of CA map outline and gun intergration.
after i see some of the brilliance coming through the formal state outline is not a concrete requirement. the idea is to convey that the book is specific to california and several of the designs do that without incororating the state map outline. i will rate these. The trick tho is diffent parts of the state use guns for different things so I dont want the cover to convey the impression that it applies only to one type of gun owner.
Also, i would like to convey the different typs of activities that guns are used for through a couple different guns so the design whill capture the attention of the urbanites in LA who own a handgun to defend themseves, the hunters in central and nor cal who own shotguns, and the target shooters who use an ar-15. The AR is also a political hot button and gets attention because of the "assault weapon" issue.
I feel like I am judging the last rounds of american idol. these all have real potential. I like this process so much i will soon be submitted a t-shirt / polo short design contest for the gun theme! So keep you eyes peeled!