Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hogwarts School of Design

I just finished reading all of the Harry Potter books for the first time in rapid succession, so needless to say I was drooling all over my keyboard when I stumbled across the site of M.S. Corley, who cleverly re-imagined the Rowling series as Penguin Classics. I really love the restricted, graphic illustration style of these—and the fact that he is planning to release the series as prints. Approved by the Ministry... and the Crew! ••••



8 comments:

Meghan B said...

Approved by the Ministry INDEED. I want them all, what a great find!

Sarah Martin said...

Every time I have seen those books, I thought the covers needed a redesign. Maybe these won't appeal to children but I love them.

Meghan Colvin said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. what a huge improvement over the original covers! I agree with Martin, kids probably won't like them as much, however I think I know more adult HP fans than children!

Anonymous said...

Food for thought. The translations into Italian and French have different cover designs as well. They also have different illustrations. I believe the graphics are different for every language. Side note. I saw the preview for the new film.. crazy... i have to do some rereading. - Kaitlin

KT said...

These are way cool... a breath of fresh air from the busy, shiny covers of the US edition.

Nora said...

Wow, I am obsessed with these! Don't worry, Jez, I am living up to my promise of reading these books (and loving that I am). Some Twilight/HP conversation soon?

Nora said...

Speaking of Twilight, let's hope someone does a redesign of those covers some time soon. Up for the challenge, Crew?

Robert said...

best. post. ever.

i am obsessed. a-maaaayyyy-zing find, and i think this is bangtastical. also, good call, niz - let's do a crew twilight redesign. there are 4 books and 4 girls. coincidence? i highly doubt it.