The Black Iron Legacy Series

This epic fantasy trilogy presents an imaginary world where the main events take place in the city of Guerdon. The inhabitants of this city of gothic architecture master technologies such as steam and alchemy and are familiar with supernatural events. In the first volume, A group of three young thieves are pulled into a centuries old magical war between ancient beings, mages, gods and humans. Throughout the books, new characters appear around the plot of the War of the Gods.

The publisher asked me for a series of illustrated covers alike the international covers, using a Brazilian illustrator. The spirit of the covers should be adult. I invited the artist Paulo Torinno to create the scenarios for each book. The developed illustrations have a sophisticated use of colors, lights and shadows which prints an attractive and ideal noir atmosphere on the covers. The characters appear half-hidden by the shadows, giving the sober look intended by the publisher. The typography Harbor choosed for the collection is a contemporary interpretation of gothic lettering, making a connection with the city of Guerdon.

Trama, 2021
co-authorship: Paulo Torinno (commissioned illustrator)
15.5 × 23 cm