The last Harry Potter book was released eight years ago, but somehow the series seems to be creating more buzz than ever this year. With an upcoming play (that says it’s not a prequel, but sounds an awful lot like a prequel) and a new movie, J.K. Rowling’s world of magic seems more alive than ever. To keep with the times, it seems a few recent makeovers have also been in order.
Back in January we showed you the new illustrations by Jim Kay that are part of the first fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and now all the cover art for the eBooks just got a major revamp.
The seven new covers were created by Olly Moss, a UK-based artist, graphic designer and illustrator who’s best known for his creative reimagining of classic movie posters. Moss’s work is typically minimal and sleek, but also packed with color, and the new HP covers are no exception.
In an interview with Pottermore, Moss says, “I like things to have more than one layer. The initial ‘oh, that’s an attractive image’ then it’s got a secondary reveal when you look closer. It’s something that I’ve always enjoyed doing.”
This double-layered element is certainly apparent in these covers. Take Moss’ version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, for example. Upon first glance it looks like a simple close up illustration of Harry and his scar. But look a little closer and you’ll see that his scar is also Voldemort’s profile.
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(Photos via Pottermore)