Book Cover Design
Cover design for the Advance Review Copy (ARC) of author Rossa Forbes’ memoir, The Scenic Route: A Way through Madness, in tandem with Inspired Creations, LLC. The Scenic Route is the story of Rossa Forbes’s relentless search for holistic methods of restoring her son’s mental health following his schizophrenia diagnosis.
The illustration for the ARC cover was influenced by the concept of exploration, struggle, hope and faith. Its brighter, more vibrant colours reference those of stained glass windows, with light shining through them as a sign of hope; whereas the dark background evokes uncertain territory and murky waters. The labyrinth pattern illustrates the road less traveled, and the obstacles encountered along the way.
In short, this complex yet minimal design encompasses the metaphor of Forbes’ journey through alternative solutions for treating a condition like schizophrenia; taking the scenic route to her son’s well-being.