With the 15th anniversary coming up, Scholastic unveiled earlier this week that they have collaborated with Amulet’s illustrator Kazu Kibuishi to give a whole new look to this beloved 7-book series by J.K. Rowling. I really like this more modern and stylized look. While I already own two sets of this series (the colourful “children’s” covers for reading, and the black “adult” covers for show only!), this newly designed set might make its way into the growing collection too…
Set to be released in September 2013, each of the covers will depict a memorable moment from that book, and this one set in Diagon Alley for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone is perfect. I can’t wait to see what the other 6 will look like!
My favourite covers are still the black “adult” covers, but this new design really does look amazing. I wonder if Scholastic U.S. and Scholastic Canada will have the same covers distributed considering the original ones were different in each country. I do prefer the original Canadian cover (4th one from the left, in the picture below) over the U.S. one (3rd one from the left, below)
It’s interesting that there’s so much excitement over this new look. It’s not the first time that Harry Potter has been released with newly designed covers (ie. the “white” version – bottom left corner of the picture below) but perhaps it’s because of the anniversary and the collaboration with Kibuishi that makes this one more newsworthy.
Inspired by Christa’s post over on More Than Just Magic with the Delirium covers from around the world, I thought I’d also include a gallery of a handful of the MANY other Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone covers, with the handy help of Goodreads.
What do you think of the new cover? Which scenes do you think the other 6 books will depict as the iconic memorable scene?