I recently re-designed the cover for a book titled Christ In Y’all: Following Jesus into Community by Neil Carter. The main idea behind the book states:
Following Jesus is not a solitary activity. It is meant to be done in a community of believers. When the New Testament declares that “Christ in you” is the “hope of glory,” the Greek word for “you” is plural. So a better translation would be “Christ in Y’all, the hope of glory.” Christ in Y’all explains that the gospel, when fully understood, leads to community. It leads to the intimate fellowship of believers in Christ.
The new cover maintains the same core concept from the old book design, with Jesus at the center of community, but now has a cleaner and more professional style to it. In addition to re-designing the cover, I also created a new header image for the clients’ website and blog. The new vector-based design also translates well into a logo/icon for other print and web applications.
During the design process, I also presented this cover design as an option to the client and was pretty excited about it’s possibilities. However, it was not selected to go any further because while Christ is at the center of the word “Y’all”, He is not literally at the center of a community of people, which is more clearly represented by the final cover design.