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3 Harry Potter Cover Redesigns We Need Right Now!

The internet is full of strange and wonderful things, and it seems like everyone online has more talent in their pinkie than I do in my whole body. I love it. There’s a wonderfully large community for book cover redesigns, and every cover re-designers should probably have professional book design jobs. You may ask, will we ever have enough designs for Harry Potter dust jackets? These artists don’t seem to think so.

 

1. Art Deco Redesign by asheaths on Tumblr

 

These are simple but punchy, and they would make beautiful display copies. The shelf envy would be so real. Designs for the spines weren’t included, but even stacked they’d be gorgeous.

 

           

Images via Tumblr

 

 

2. Stylized German Book Covers by Olly Moss

 

These designs may seem more traditional, but don’t let the clean simplicity of the art style fool you. Through details and color, these covers convey the feeling of each book like you’re reading them again for the first time.

 

 

Images via Tumblr

 

 

3. Glow In The Dark Cutouts by Kincso Nagy

 

The piece de resistance—cutout and luminous, these copies glow inside and out. Beautiful cutouts back by luminescent paint, popup illustrations, and pretty matte covers make these outrageously beautiful. I want a hundred.

 

 

Image via The Telegraph

 

 

 

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Now You Can Purchase Your Own Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak

Harry Potter fans know the invisibility cloak all to well. One of the three Deathly Hallows, this magical artifact allows anyone who wears it the power to turn invisible. It became a useful tool for Harry throughout the years. Now, us Muggles have the chance to purchase our own invisibility cloak.

Toy maker WOW Stuff is making an invisibility cloak that will be compatible with a free phone app. The cloak itself has a green screen effect that when viewed on the app will turn whoever wears it invisible on their phone’s camera.

 

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Now, fans of the Harry Potter series can recreate some of their favorite Harry Potter scenes with the cloak, from when Harry first got the cloak in the first book to when he ambushed Malfoy and his friends in the third.

 

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There are two versions of the cloak: a $70 version with a foldaway phone stand.

 

Image Via Inside The Magic

 

And an $80 version with a tripod and a serpent pattern embroidered on the cloak.

 

Image Via Inside The Magic

 

The toy goes on sale this August.

 

 

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We Couldn’t Be More Excited About the Illustrated ‘Tales of Beedle the Bard’

Originally published in 2008, J.K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard is getting a gorgeous illustrated revamp in October of this year. Originally mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, this new edition will feature full-color illustrations alongside the original stories. 

 

The Tales of Beedle the Bard include five short stories, “The Wizard in the Hopping Pot,” “The Fortune of Fair Fortune,” “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart,” “Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Crackling Stump,” and most notably, “The Tale of the Three Brothers,” which was featured in both the Deathly Hallows book and movie.

 

Illustrator Chris Riddell has recently posted on his Instagram some previews of his upcoming work in the form of giant, colorful prints at an undisclosed book fair. 

 

 

Beedle The Bard Sampler.

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Beedle The Bard Sampler.

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Beedle The Bard Sampler.

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The deluxe collector’s edition of the stories are set to be published October 2nd of this year. 

 

 

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These 10 Harry Potter Furnishings Will Make You Believe in Magic

If you’re a Harry Potter super fan, this is for you. If you want to live in the wizarding world, this is for you. If you can whistle the Harry Potter theme tune, well, that’s impressive. Pretty much if you love Harry Potter with a passion, then you’ll love this, okay?! Your bedroom is a personal space and you want it to reflect who you are and what you love. So I’ve got all you magic folk covered.

 

My sister recently purchased one of the below items and it finally came in the mail this week! I had no idea it was part of a magical collection by Pottery Barn designed with Harry Potter in mind! Below is a list of their Potter-themed room décor that will charm you, spell you, and make you wish you could cast spells on everyone. The good kind of spells of course, right? That’s up to you. But these decorating goodies will surely make you feel like less of a muggle.

 

1. Wicked Designed Bedset

 

Harry Potter Bedset

Luxurious and comfy…Nice. | Image Via PBteen

 

 

2. Flying Key Hooks

 

Flying Keys

These are lovely in a stationary position. | Image Via PBteen

 

3. Hedwig Night Table Lamp

 

Owl Lamp

If I can’t have a real owl…this should do. | Image Via PBteen

 

4. Mischievous Pillow

 

Harry Potter Pillow

Is that glowing? | Image Via PBteen

 

5. The Mirror of Erised reveals all…

 

Magic Mirror

That is simply beautiful | Image Via Entertainment Weekly

 

 

6. Snitch Alarm Clock

 

Snitch Alarm Clock

I’d hit snooze just to stare at it some more. | Image Via Entertainment Weekly

 

7. Owl Cage-Turned Jewelry Holder

 

Jewlery Holder

So gold, so nice. | Image Via PBteen

 

8. Acceptance Letter Wall Mailbox

 

Harry Potter Mailbox

No post on Sundays… | Image Via Pottery Barn

 

9. A Deathly Hollows Pillow!

 

Deathly Hollows Pillow

I won’t lay on it, I’ll only look at it. | Image Via Entertainment Weekly

 

10. Charming Laptop Rest and Storage

 

Harry Pottery

House crests? I’m available. | Image Via PBteen

 

If that doesn’t put you in the wizarding mood, nothing will! This line from Pottery Barn is so beautiful, well made, and just everything you could dream of for your own personal room and space. Check out more on their site and the stunning collection. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to steal my sister’s flying key holders.

 

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J. K. Rowling Reveals Surprising Deathly Hallows Inspiration

We all know where the Deathly Hallows came from. Three brothers, tragedy, sacrifice. Those are essentially the bullet points. But it turns out J. K. Rowling’s real world inspiration for the Deathly Hallows is also pretty melancholy…and relates to the Illuminati.

 

In a new BBC documentary, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, Rowling revealed how the Deathly Hallows’ signature emblem came about. The minimalist look of a line within a circle within a triangle was actually borrowed from a Freemasonry symbol used in the 1975 Sean Connery movie The Man Who Would Be King.

 

Deathly Hallows and Freemasonry symbol

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Rowling had been watching the movie, working on the character of Professor Sprout, and she got a call to say that her mother had passed away. She says that when she was creating the Deathly Hallows, the symbol must have come back to her on a “subconscious level.”

 

Upon re-watching the movie years later, she started putting things together. Rowling said:

 

I looked at the sign of the Deathly Hallows and realised how similar they are. I’ve got a feeling that on some deep subconscious level, they are connected. The Potter series is hugely about loss. If my mother hadn’t died, I think the stories would be utterly different and not what they are.

 

It’s an odd mix of inspiration: personal tragedy, Freemasonry, ‘70s cinema, and Sean Connery. Check out the full documentary to learn more about Rowling’s secret to sorcery.

 

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