Emil and the Detective

Client: Penguin
Date: 2016-10-08
Services: Cover Design Award 2015

The illustration of the book cover for “Emil and the Detective” intricately captures the essence of the story’s setting in Berlin. The design features a map of the city, with the inclusion of small footsteps guiding the viewer’s gaze. Upon closer inspection, clusters of objects scattered throughout the map reveal elements that hold significance within the narrative. The arrangement of these objects intentionally avoids any chronological or hierarchical order, ensuring that the cover remains free of spoilers. This captivating depiction entices readers to embark on a mysterious and adventurous journey alongside Emil, while preserving the intrigue and surprises that await within the pages of the book.