Irvin Vella – The Manduca Case

Book cover

Irvin Vella is a series of detective novels for children by the awarded maltese writer John A. Bonello. I was commissioned to create the cover, logo and jacket design for the english edition.

The design idea is to have a system that clearly communicates that Irvin Vella is a series of books. To achieve that, I created a custom handlettered wordmark based on my beloved Cooper Black and a synergy between the cover and back cover illustrations.

To capture the feeling of mystery and the detective aspect. I combined a front cover based on suspense with an illustration on the back that presents the crime scene and the suspects.

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