The storyline is rough and often very violent and focuses mostly on the struggle for power between different characters and groups of people. It becomes clear that it is next to impossible to achieve anything higher in life or to merely live a peaceful life in the slum, since the people keep oppressing one another in the constant struggle for power.
With the main illustration on the front I wanted to capture the oppression and power struggle, by having a hand push down on a distressed face. The texture in the background was created with the Brazilian flag and old disintegrating paint in mind. I wanted the type to stand out, in order to keep the balance between the title and the illustration, which is why I made it white. The typography was made by hand, in a grungy way, to reflect the life on the street in a Brazilian slum.