Royalty & Loyalty is a publishing company that focuses on investigating the inner workings of gangs and organized crime. Their first release, The New Mob, is dedicated to the changing of the guard in the mafia.
The idea behind the packaging was to play off of the hidden compartments that convicts would cut into books in order to smuggle contraband in jail. The book cover design was meant to show the peeling away of the surface to reveal the structure beneath, a nod to the mission of the publishing company. The logo went through several iterations and is designed to embody the essence of the company, the “King” and “Pawn” chess pieces being used to symbolize the unquestioning loyalty to royalty and the crown being made from a book and fountain pen tips.