All that Harry Potter love in my earlier post reminded me that I need to polish up and publish this post that has languished in my drafts folder for a week now.
I saw on Mashable that new Harry Potter editions with lovely new covers have been released.
And because I love me some Harry Potter art, I am re-posting the covers here, side by side with the old ones. The new ones are on the left, old ones on the right.
I think I like the new art work more. It reflects the content in the books better I think. The artist who created these covers is Kazu Kibuishi. More information about him is here.
It’s not just the covers, people. The spines of the books are also designed. Put together as a set, the spines form an image of Hogwarts. It’s not exactly like my mental image of Hogwarts, but considering that the books are fatter than they are taller, he’s done a pretty good job keeping the space considerations in mind.
And the box set includes this wonderful image of Hogsmeade…
I think this is the perfect gift for Potterphiles, don’t you think? I am sure everyone’s old books are a little battered by now. Time to get a new set :).
Do you love these new covers? Are you planning to get them?