The Cover of Atheism for Dummies

My friend Dale McGowan is writing the book Atheism for Dummies and blogging about the process. He recently had a chance to offer input on the book’s cover and created a checklist for the image that would grace his book:

- Embodies natural worldview
- Represents desire to understand world
- No religious negation
- Directly accessible/relatable (no galaxies or atoms)
- Wonder-inducing
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Not typical. Provokes thought/question. OK if connection not obvious
- Owns the illusion of design

Eventually, he found the perfect symbol. So here’s a mockup of the future book cover:

I love it :) How about you?

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.