The original covers of Harry Potter books are iconic for fans but readers will soon see a special makeover of the iconic cover art.
These new Harry Potter 20th anniversary covers are definitely magical!
The new cover designs were first confirmed earlier this year, and while individual books with the new covers will hit stores on June 26, 2018, a collectible box set also designed by Selznick will be released in September.
While each new book design stands on its own, Selznick purposely created a greater image that connected each of the seven illustrations in a horizontally aligned mural.
Selznick, shared his excitement about being included in the yearlong anniversary campaign in a statement:
"I’m a huge Harry Potter fan (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."