Harry Potter: Olly Moss book covers reimagine series art for e-book run | EW.com


See enchanting new Harry Potter covers designed by Olly Moss

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If anyone was going to design new Harry Potter book covers, it was going to be Olly Moss. Pottermore commissioned the designer to create illustrations for the series’ e-book editions to give new twists on everything from The Sorcerer’s Stone to The Deathly Hallows.

Harry Potter has always been my favorite,” Moss told Pottermore. “I skipped [Sorcerer’s Stone] because I was being a weird snob about it – I was 10. Then by the time Prisoner of Azkaban was out, I remember my mum saying I should read them…We were going on holiday and she bought [Azkaban] for me, but she got me the adult covers of the first two novels because I was still being a snob.”


Out of the seven covers Olly designed, Deathly Hallows is his favorite. “It’s the image that has summed up Harry Potter in my mind for such a long time,” he said. “The scar – it feels like the culmination of the entire series and that’s the image that’s been stuck in my head.”

He continued, “This is a world where things often seem quite mundane on the surface and then have a secondary reveal. I love coming up with those images because it makes me feel that no one’s done this before – no one’s seen something in this specific way.”

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You can get a closer look at all the new Harry Potter covers over at Pottermore.