The dynamic new covers bring the stories to life for the digital generation
This summer, the Harry Potter series has had a radical new look for those enjoying the stories on digital devices. Twenty-five years after J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published in print, the audiobooks and eBooks continue to ride high in the bestseller lists, with new generations discovering them every year. Now Pottermore Publishing has brought its cover art bang up to date with a dynamic new suite of cover designs for the Harry Potter eBook and audiobook series.
The designs bring scenes from the books to life, many of which have never before been shown on covers, such as Hermione facing down the Death Eaters or the depths of the Great Lake during the Tri-Wizard Tournament. You will also get to see new perspectives on iconic moments, from Harry’s first Quidditch match to him facing Voldemort in the final Battle of Hogwarts, with detail from each passage carefully illustrated to create the finished image.
Skilfully crafted by creative design experts Studio La Plage, the covers were made with today’s generation in mind. The aim was to give a fresh but instantly recognisable treatment to the stories – whether they are being read on digital devices at home or on the move.
Jack Bedford, Associate Creative Director at Studio La Plage, said: ‘It was both a challenge and an honour to take the legacy of the Harry Potter covers and create a new visual approach fit for the digital age… Our new covers celebrate the moment before the action. They invite readers to experience moments of fantasy, emotion, bravery and friendship – ultimately asking the question: ‘What happens next?’’
The seven cover designs have now been adopted across the Harry Potter eBooks and digital audiobooks, 25 years on from the first book’s publication in June 1997.