If there’s anything that can excite a Harry Potter fan, it’s a new set of book covers. For some of us, one set of the books just isn’t enough, especially when beautiful new cover designs seemed to be released on the regular. For those whose original copies have started to become a bit dog-eared and worn (from all the love, of course), you may want to consider grabbing the eBooks with these gorgeous new covers from Olly Moss.
A big fan of Potter himself, Moss was the perfect candidate for these gorgeous cover illustrations. Much like the Harry Potter series, his illustrations have many layers and are more than meets the eye:
I like things to have more than one layer. The initial ‘oh that’s an attractive image’ then it’s got a secondary reveal when you look closer. It’s something that I’ve always enjoyed doing. This is a world where things often seem quite mundane on the surface and then have a secondary reveal. 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.
Perhaps the most clever cover illustration is that of Deathly Hallows in which Harry’s scar is actually the silhouette of Voldemort. It’s not the first time Moss has toyed with that imagery. He did a similar piece of work for the Deathly Hallows movie:
It’s difficult to not want to own a physical copy of the covers in addition to a digital one! The eBooks featuring these new covers are available not at all leading eBook retailers worldwide, and will be appearing soon in the Pottermore Shop. Fans of the new covers will also be interested in the tease Moss has for additional Pottermore work:
That's part one of a project I've been working on with Pottermore. Part two sooooon.
— Olly Moss (@ollymoss) December 11, 2015
Could he be illustrating movie covers for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them? Who knows, but we can’t wait to see what else he has up his sleeve.
What do you think of the new covers? Will you be adding these new eBooks do your digital library?