The graphics of Harry Potter

One of the joys of the Harry Potter films (an occasional guilty Design Week pleasure) is the graphic world created for the series by consultancy MinaLima.

The Peace Disturber. Packaging designed for the Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes store
The Peace Disturber. Packaging designed for the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes store

Through details such as posters, newspapers, books and labels, the consultancy created a fantasy-based yet somehow credible aesthetic for the films.

Mudblood pamphlet. Designed for the Ministry of Magic issue in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part One
Mudblood pamphlet. Designed for the Ministry of Magic issue in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part One

Vintage-style designs include the Daily Prophet newspaper and Quidditch World Cup posters, as well as packaging for merchandise such as the Electric Shock Shake (available from Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes).

The Daily Prophet front page. Designed for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part One
The Daily Prophet front page. Designed for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part One

All were designed on the Harry Potter film set, at Leavesden Film Studios, Hertfordshire.

422nd Quidditch World Cup poster. Designed for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
422nd Quidditch World Cup poster. Designed for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Now MinaLima has brought its Potter work together to create a selection of fine art prints, hand-signed and limited to editions of 250 each, starting at £49.

Dark Arts Defence. From Dolores Umbridge's reading list, originally designed for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Dark Arts Defence. From Dolores Umbridge’s reading list, originally designed for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The Harry Potter prints are available from www.theprintorium.com.

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