Thursday, January 3, 2013

Harry Potter Covers

“His eyes are as green as a fresh pickled toad,
His hair is as dark as a blackboard.
I wish he was mine, he's really divine,
The hero who conquered the Dark Lord.”
~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


For Art Thursday, we have a sampling of book covers for one of my favorite series. Such variety!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone:

Ukrainian

British

Finnish

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets:

German

Italian


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:

Japanese

German

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire:

Danish

Dutch

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:

Ukrainian

Spanish


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:

French

Swedish

Italian


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:

Swedish

British, adult version


6 comments:

Mary Lee said...

Very fun!

HWY said...

Yes, what an amazing variety. And you can see a style that might be associated with each country, too.

A couple of interesting things: Only the Ukrainian versions have the text in that language; the rest have "Harry Potter" at least somewhere on the cover.

And the German version includes "Joanne K." instead of just "J.K."


Tabatha said...

Good observations!

Robyn Hood Black said...

What a treat! I enjoyed seeing what story element the illustrators/designers in different countries chose to highlight. Thanks for sharing!

Author Amok said...

Hi, Tabatha. Julia and I had a great time looking at these covers. We're looking forward to a trip to Harry Potter world this spring.

Anonymous said...

lol