I spend a fair amount of time thinking through and communicating various topics on the http://www.matthewneuman.com blog each week. Readership continues to grow and the printed book each year is a highlight of the year, being able to fully leverage the time I put into this.
The book cover should NOT have a stale feel.
We want to communicate a current, modern, edgy feel to the book each year. In my mind, I picture an album cover for "On Matthew's Mind" each year. Whenever I see an album cover, I think - can we turn something like that into our book cover this year?
I attached a few files you can use. Files on me, my likeness and our current logo.
I also attached a few album covers I really like, so you can get an idea of the stuff I like. Feel free to work off these album covers or create something entirely on your own. I'm not tied just to these ideas.
Anything goes here. Feel free to be very creative and to ask me for more information, files or feedback anytime.