Designer Olly Moss, well known for his striking movie posters and his occasional work for DC Comics, has created new covers for the worldwide digital release of the Harry Potter books, and they’re of course amazing.
“I really pitched my heart out,” Moss, a longtime fan of J.K. Rowling’s novels, tells Pottermore. “I came up with four or five different approaches and sketched most of the books for each. The next day I got on a plane to Comic-Con, crashed on a friend’s hotel room floor and figured I’d forget about it. Two days later I woke up really hungover – so, so hungover because we’d been in the hotel bar until four in the morning. I got that call that said I got the job and I lost my mind.”
While Moss says he tried to avoid spoilers on the covers, he wanted to make sure each illustration revealed multiple layers to the story.
“This is a world where things often seem quite mundane on the surface and then have a secondary reveal,” he says. “I love coming up with those images because it makes me feel that no one’s done this before – no one’s seen something in this specific way.”
The new covers are available now on Harry Potter e-books.
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