Harry Potter Series Will Get New Covers For 20th Anniversary Edition

Harry Potter series, 20th anniversary, cover art, Brian Selznick

This year marks Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary, and Scholastic is celebrating by giving them a new cover treatment from Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Brian Selznick.

The whole series of covers form one long mural when placed side by side, allowing readers to follow the characters through the entire series. Selznick had this to say about the project:

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 ...

Harry Potter series, 20th anniversary, cover art, Brian Selznick
Harry Potter series, 20th anniversary, cover art, Brian Selznick
Harry Potter series, 20th anniversary, cover art, Brian Selznick
Harry Potter series, 20th anniversary, cover art, Brian Selznick
Harry Potter series, 20th anniversary, cover art, Brian Selznick
Harry Potter series, 20th anniversary, cover art, Brian Selznick
Harry Potter series, 20th anniversary, cover art, Brian Selznick