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By Andy on 22 October 2016 at 04:42 GMT
Earlier this month, Bloomsbury and Scholastic published the second of seven planned Harry Potter illustrated editions. Like its predecessor, the Chamber of Secrets illustrated edition again features glorious artwork from illustrator Jim Kay.
It goes without saying, but the illustrated editions really are a work of art: J.K. Rowling’s beautifully typeset words are complemented with glorious chapter illustrations, full-page murals, character portraits, and sketches by Jim Kay.
Says Kay, “the techniques for illustrating Chamber of Secrets were slightly different to book one … I wanted it to have a slightly different feel, a different look”. In particular, the chapter opens are a little different, stylistically, to book one.
The Chamber of Secrets chapter opens feature depictions of everything from objects (Cornelius Fudge’s bowler hat, the cursed hand from Borgin and Burkes, a certain sock, and the Whomping Willow to name a few), as well as scenes like the entrance to the Forbidden Forest and the Chamber of Secrets:
Many of the chapters, particularly those that are thematically darker, are contrasted with black backgrounds, white text, and artwork that bleeds seamlessly into the chapter. It makes for a really immersive reading experience:
By Andy on 18 October 2016 at 09:31 GMT
Bloomsbury today revealed new covers for charity textbooks Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The new editions are designed by Jonny Duddle, the illustrator who redesigned the UK children’s editions of the Harry Potter books.
The front cover of The Tales of Beedle the Bard shows the wizard being chased by the hopping pot, and the front cover of Quidditch Through the Ages features Roderick Plumpton who famously caught the Golden Snitch within three and a half seconds in 1921.
Both new editions will be published on 12 January 2017.
By Andy on 13 October 2016 at 21:11 GMT
During a fan event for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them today, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling announced the series will now span five films. Additionally, a new art-deco inspired poster for the film has been revealed:
By Andy on 11 October 2016 at 01:49 GMT
Courtesy of Warner Bros., we have nine character posters from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Of particular note is the Graves (Colin Farrell) poster — it contains the ‘Deathly Hallows’ symbol! Will we see another ‘Potter’ connection come November?
By Andy on 29 September 2016 at 05:57 GMT
Alongside today’s exciting Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer reveal, we have a new poster to share.
By Andy on 30 March 2016 at 22:11 GMT
The cover artwork for the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets illustrated edition, available in October, has been revealed:
By Andy on 15 December 2015 at 10:27 GMT
The trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is under an hour away, and Warner Bros. have released the first poster for the film in anticipation!
By Andy on 5 November 2015 at 04:45 GMT
By Andy on 3 November 2015 at 22:32 GMT
Warner Bros. has sent over the official logo treatment for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — it’s Potter-esque with a touch of dragon. Check it out below.
By Andy on 23 October 2015 at 04:29 GMT
By Andy on 19 September 2015 at 19:29 GMT
Universal has revealed the first poster for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, opening Spring 2016 at Universal Studios in Hollywood.
By Andy on 19 September 2015 at 19:18 GMT
By Andy on 10 September 2015 at 21:37 GMT
Bloomsbury and Buzzfeed have revealed two new images from the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone illustrated edition, due for release in October. Check out a sketch of Harry, and an illustration of Hagrid on the enchanted motorbike below.
By Andy on 23 July 2015 at 14:10 GMT
Dan Radcliffe, the actor who brought Harry Potter to life, turns 26 today! In honour of Dan’s birthday, take a look back at Harry’s evolution over eight ‘Potter’ films. Which era was your favourite?
By Andy on 15 July 2015 at 22:08 GMT
Bloomsbury today announced plans to release a deluxe version of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone illustrated edition. Like the regular illustrated edition, it will feature new art by illustrator Jim Kay.
The deluxe illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s timeless classic will feature an exclusive pull-out double gatefold of Diagon Alley; intricate foiled line art by Jim Kay on a real cloth cover and slipcase; gilt edges on premium grade paper; head and tail bands and two ribbon markers. It is the ultimate must-have edition for any fan, collector or bibliophile. This edition will be sold exclusively from the Bloomsbury.com website until March 2016 when it will be made available to retail outlets.
The deluxe illustrated edition will be released on 5 November. Learn more about the illustrated editions right here. Read on to explore some of the Diagon Alley shops in more detail.