Remember Love's Smile
AUTHOR: Nick Pintozzi
PROJECT: Book Cover Design (PaperbackeBook)
This romantic comedy novel is meant to be fun, but it’s also a plea to keep family memories alive for future generations. It is set in two different times: Chicago in the 1950s and Arizona in 2019. So, it was important to give a nostalgic look but still conveying the funny side of some characters.
The starting point of the design was the desert painting. In fact, I did it in a way that simulates the technic and texture of the paint and, to make it more real, I also added some brushes on the side, as if they were placed on the book itself.
As the artistic theme is a central point of the story, I gathered in this painting several “key details” that are quite important to the plot.
The elements at the top of the cover make reference to Italian food, one of the “unexpected” and funny aspects in the story. They also help to create a balance with the rest of the graphics, as they follow the same color scheme (gold, orange, red, green) as well as the “paint look”.
The Chicago painting is presented as a symbolic representation of the past: the old photograph that brings the memories of the 1950s. It is a detail of a real painting created by Anne Maria Cina, who granted permission to the author to include it on the back cover.
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