When you say that we’re celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter, it makes us feel kind of old. That being said new covers make us happy and we’ll accept being old.
Prepare yourself to spend more money to add to your Harry Potter collection as the 20th anniversary editions are set to be released on June 26th – and the new black-and-white covers are stunning. The covers were created by artist Brian Selznick, are black and white and absolutely stunning. A collectible box set that is also illustrated by Selznick is set to be released in September.
We’re just going to hand Scholastic all of our money.
“I’m a huge Harry Potter fan myself (a proud Hufflepuff!) and to be asked to illustrate the 20th anniversary edition covers was an absolute honor. I knew this project came with so much responsibility to the stories, as well as to the readers. I revisited the books and was especially moved by the relationships between the characters in J.K. Rowling’s magical world, so I wanted these covers to reflect that. One of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of the process was drawing seven independent covers that would stand on their own, while making sure that they also lined up to create one single satisfying image. It took dozens and dozens of sketches to get it right, and I am thrilled to share my great love for the books with these new illustrations.” Selznick said to EW.
See the covers below –