Saturday, 21 July, 2018

Scholastic Releases Beautiful, Intricate Collectible Covers to Celebrate Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary

FBMD01000ac30d00005192000027330100494f01008d660100a80102000b5c0300a67c0300c19f030016be0300dc7a0600 “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” broke a box office record in just its third week of previews
Rosie Leonard | 11 April, 2018, 17:00

So, to commemorate the 20 anniversary of the Harry Potter's debut in US, Scholastic has unveiled seven new covers for the book series. Download the cover images HERE.

These intricate new covers, complete with jewel-toned typography, are the work of artist Brian Selznick, who describes himself as a huge Harry Potter fan and a proud Hufflepuff.

Selznick favors an antique black-and-white style and the new "Harry Potter" jackets continue that theme.

When placed side-by-side chronologically, the seven books create a single image that tells Harry's story - from his arrival at 4 Privet Drive to the final battle of Hogwarts.

Her magical writing is brought to life with readings from actors from the "Harry Potter" films (David Thewlis, Evanna Lynch, Warwick Davies, Miriam Margoyles and Mark Williams) while illustrator Jim Kay illuminates Rowling's imaginary world.

Scholastic published Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the U.S.in September 1998 under its Arthur A. Levine Books imprint with an initial print run of 50,000 copies. "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".

Grossing $2,138,859 for the week ending April 8, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has become the highest-grossing play ever on Broadway, shattering a record of $1,623,495 set by All the Way in June 2014.

A History of Magic is celebrating the release of J.K. Rowling's first Potter novel two decades ago (yep, it's really been that long). To date, the Harry Potter series has sold more than 180 million copies in the USA alone, and over 500 million copies worldwide.

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