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City of Stolen Magic Book cover

Competition Project, 2024

My re-design for the book City of Stolen Magic by Nazneen Ahmed Pathak was for the Penguin Cover Design Award 2024. The brief: ‘City of Stolen Magic is a spellbinding fantasy adventure woven together with threads of magic, secrets and colonial history. We would like you to design an exciting cover look for this fabulous story filled with multiple layers of detail and drama and incredible characters in a truly multicultural Victorian London. Primarily aimed at children aged 9 to 11, your design should convey the key themes of the book imaginatively and in a way that will instantly engage the core audience as well as those who buy and recommend books for children – parents, carers, teachers, booksellers, etc.’

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