the ghost of malabar
Book Design & Illustrations | HarperCollins India
A spooky tale of a 12 year old boy Edwin and a chatty ghost Velu, and the events that happen thereafter.
Intriguing and gripping, this story needed a cover which was just as striking. From the simple character sketch of a little Kochi boy from the fishermen community, mixed with the magic and mystery of a ghost's presence, this cover incorporates handmade typography to reflect that chaos.
The insides have watercolor illustrations reflecting each event as the story progresses.
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Format: B, Paperback
Book cover spread
One of the inside spreads
One of the inside spreads with chapter header (L) and illustration
Process for creating the cover; experimenting with different colour palettes and swatches of water bodies
Character sketches of Edwin and Velu, the ghost