Thursday, August 23, 2012

All about the logo

What do you think The Evenarian is about when you look at the logo?

The Evenarian is a fantasy novel-in-the-making in the style of George R.R. Martin. It takes place in a tribal and imperial world just on the verge of a messianic change - a change that must be stopped at all costs. The world is held together by a monastic system of cloisters where the Seekers of Truth study history, prophecy, healing, warfare and, of course, magic. Ultimately, the story will give you the reader insight into today's shifting views on the nature of truth. All of these themes are captured in the logo.

The logo's backdrop is of a pair of hands levitating a book with a light shining from above. It evokes a mystical, almost religious quality. One feels the silence of the monastic setting where the magicians are absorbed in their studies. Above this, in a fantasy-style font, the title is displayed with a hazy orange glow at the bottom of the letters, as if enchanted. Finally, in a regular font, the phrase "Kill The Prophecy. Save History." introduces you to the paradoxical mystery of the book.

Those were my intentions, but I'm very curious to know what you think of it. Do you like it? What other things does it make you think of? What emotions does it make you feel? If you didn't know any better, what would you think the book is about from just the logo?

I'm making variations on the theme, so below is a deconstruction of the logo inspired by the famous cover of Mario Puzo's "Godfather" series (the hand manipulating the puppet strings). Let me know what you think and please share this post with your friends. We are trying to grow support on our Facebook page because we want you to see the writing samples as soon as any are released. Help kill the prophecy and save history at

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  1. You can't judge a book by its cover, but your logo is both evocative and thought provoking.
    can't wait to read a sample!

  2. I have got to admit that I like the stylized (deconstructed) logo better. It makes more sense that the book is levitating; when I first saw the logo I thought the book was resting on the person's forearms or part of a separate images and the hands were reaching out for assistance. It did not occur to me that the light was coming from above as a result of levitation. The deconstructed one evokes more of the book description for me. The logo actually made me think of The Never-Ending Story. The words certainly help with evoking the plotline; I love the punch that they give! It sounds like a fantastic plotline, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it!
    As an aside, are you doing Camp Nanowrimo at all?

  3. Yep, the deconstructed logo has been a huge hit so far. Anyone want it on a T-Shirt?

  4. I like how the main logo looks like a movie poster. The deconstructed one communicates all the same things without having the unnecessary parts.