Here's what I imagine:
I want a cover that is mainly influenced by the title. The title 'Homunkulus Rex' should occupy a big area of the cover.
Two aspects are important:
1) The aspect of cloning.
2) The aspect of digital surveillance or threat that robots with artificial intelligence replace humans.
1) The eye-catcher should be the 'x' in 'Rex'. It should consist of two intersecting DNA strands. This 'x' can also be highlighted by size and color. (If the designer thinks that does not work then something else.)
2) In order not to give the viewer the false impression that it is a medical thriller, the sci-fi aspect of threats of future technology must be added. This can be done additionally under the title or as part of the background. I'm looking for something easy to understand because the cover must not be overloaded with details.
Here I'm not sure how to visualize that, so here are a few thoughts:
- Digital monitoring with transmitters, scanners, computer chips,
nanorobots and robots with artificial intelligence is a key part of
- Other visualized associations with futuristic surveillance
- The technical aspect could also be accommodated in the 'x' of
'Rex': The 'x' could be energized. Sparks from an electric shock
could light up. The DNA strands could also consist of zeros and
- Parts of a futuristic circuit board with illuminated electrons are
The design of the font should fit the sci-fi theme. The letters could glow threateningly. The same applies to the DNA strands.
The background should be dark or black. Or/and it could be used to show the threat aspect.
The author name should be kept rather unobtrusive because the star of the cover should be the title.
At the bottom of the cover the following sentence must be written:
Der Tag steht schon fest
(means: The day is already set)
(No period at the end of this german sentence here.)
It will not be an official subtitle, but should inspire the viewer to think about it.
Spine width 2.70 cm
Trimmed edge above / below / outside 0.50 cm
Overall width 30.70 cm
Height 22.50 cm