United States of Air is a political satire; the author wanted to use a US flag with the stars forming a swastika, and it’s about (on the surface) a power-hungry government convincing people that they don’t need food to survive and can live on eating air only… based on that, I started with these samples:
Round One Book Cover Designs
Not bad, but those didn’t have the punch/obvious satire/patriotism that was needed, so we kept working on round two, which led to some of these finalists
Round Two Book Cover Designs
There are some good things going on in these, we’ll pick one and tighten it up.