We are looking for a cover design for an upcoming DVD product. it is a 1 hour talk on understanding the book of Revelation. No book of the New Testament is more misunderstood than the book of Revelation. Today there are countless, conflicting theories about it and what their authors think it reveals about our future. In this dvd presentation, our presenter Jimmy Akin explains how to interpret the symbols of Revelation and how they would have been understood by the first Christians who heard it proclaimed at the Mass of that time. This is not limited to a narrow demographic. The cover should catch the eye of both the young and the elderly. It is for families, teachers, activists, and the more.
Our brand maintains a respected status recognized by our audience. Even those who oppose our views appreciate our respectful approach to dialogue and our defense of the faith.
The DVD cover has a few requirements, and we have several ideas for possible creative directions:
The title and the name of the speaker should both appear on the front cover.
Title: Understanding Revelation: Decoding the Bible's Most Mysterious Book
The Speaker: Jimmy Akin
Visual design is pretty open-ended. Go to shop.catholic.com and take a look at the DVD products there to get a sense for what we like. This should have a similar look and feel to our other DVD products.
We have a few concept ideas to begin your inspiration:
Concept Idea #1 contrast between positive and negative ideas from the book of Revelation. Maybe split the cover in half with angel and clean pure look on one side and a beast (7headed?) with a dark theme on other side. Title could be set in upper third of cover or maybe laid over imagery in the center.
Concept Idea #2 find a classical (renaissance) art image depicting revelation. If there is a fee for the art, we will purchase the art (budget for art is $200 or less) --use watermark or low res image for concept. Set it on cover with textured background, creative title treatment, and decorative borders, and color palette drawn from colors in the art image. Refer to products at shop.catholic.com "Heaven: Obstacles and Opportunities." http://shop.catholic.com/mp3-heaven…ies-1.html
"New Eve: Mediatrix and Mother" http://shop.catholic.com/new-eve-me…r-set.html
Concept Idea #3 front cover of a leather bound bible (not taking up whole dimensions of actual dvd cover). Use a gold cross on the bible, other than the word Bible. With images from the book of revelation spilling out of the right of the bible. Maybe in half circular / collage layout style. Images could be, horse, 4-horsemen, scrolls, key and lock, trumpets, Jerusalem, beast, crown, angels, bowls, spirits, earth, stars, sun. dove for Holy Spirit
We are open to any concept you may be inspired to create using the above imagery