I want a design which immediately arouses curiosity, if you can evoke a sense of unease and paranoia that's a bonus!!
Title - 'To Follow a Maniac' (ALL CAPS)
Sub Title - 'Chase Harrington' (ALL CAPS)
Key Themes - 1970s Chicago, Cultism, Drugs, Journalism, and the colour Purple.
I'm not a huge fan of stock images and would prefer illustrations, however, if you feel it necessary to your design then I may consider the use of stock images.
Essentially I want you to channel your inner-creativeness and make a piece of art which REALLY stands out. I would prefer a minimal approach (See references in 'Other' section), with the final design being something which will stay in somebody's mind... So create something powerful!
'Set in 1970s Chicago, To Follow a Maniac follows the story of two young men; Tobias, a journalism graduate who secures his first job as a junior writer for the Chicago Herald, and Isaac, a Chemistry drop-out who wishes for revolution by establishing a cult.
Tobias is given a special assignment by the Chicago Herald to detail his findings on Isaac's cult for an exposé.
With the cult becoming ever more popular, Tobias' dangerous double life as a journalist and cult member fuels his paranoia as he eventually becomes Isaac's right-hand man.
Finally, Tobias goes too far in with the cult and finds that once you join, it's almost impossible to leave.'