Illustration / cover design
For his new book series “Kings & Monsters” Erik (the author of Yuna) came to me again to design the cover, the title lettering and a “logo”.
Since it was supposed to be a cover that would be used again and again for all volumes (fixed individual elements), a lot of discussions and drafts were necessary until the cover was finished. Always in close cooperation and consultation with Erik and Stephanie, so that everything really fit. The lettering should be unique and concise, with elements from different peoples. The logo or emblem also shows representatives of your species and serves as a kind of brooch. This emblem appears again and again throughout the book and becomes a trademark. The first volume is in a bright blue, matching the title. All others are expected to be released in different colors.
The book cover, including all elements, was created in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Then assembled as a whole in Adobe InDesign.
I’m looking forward to the next volumes 🙂
The fantastic world of Pendra.
Populated by people, monsters and special animals.
A new time is dawning. Dark alliances are forged and forces work in secret to control the magic of the melodies.
Without knowing each other, four chosen ones are guided by a mysterious creature – the winter wolf. In the far north, an ice reader has to face her past. A boy from Melior wants nothing more than to become a famous monster researcher. In the city of Datorra, an Oldowan is trying to start over and has turned his back on his people to do so. And a gifted musician is given the unique opportunity to take her life in a completely new direction.
For there exists a place that will stand against the coming darkness:
The Academy of Five Heavens.
Welcome to the world of KINGS and MONSTERS.