Harry Potter fans best clear some serious wall space, because this gorgeous series of officially-licensed giclée art prints—created by acclaimed artist Olly Moss in collaboration with Pottermore—are a must-have.
They’re larger-scale versions (16 by 24 inches) of the artwork that Moss, a huge fan of the series, created for the German Harry Potter audio books. The size makes them perfect for discovering the details he included in each image.
The posters have a nostalgic feel to them; the colour palette is that of 1950s seaside towns, steam trains and long summer holidays. ‘I was just a big fan of 1950s design,’ Moss explains, ‘and it just seemed like a natural fit. I really liked the idea of Harry getting on a train and going somewhere exciting every year. There is something very British about that. That period of design – and obviously Harry Potter – is steeped in that imagery and I wanted to bring those two things together.’
As with Olly’s Harry Potter eBook covers revealed last year, each poster is brilliantly complex. A simple design hides layers of detail that offer more than first meets the eye. ‘I tried to fill them with as many little details as I could within the constraints of keeping the composition and the viewpoint the same every time,’ says Moss.
Here are just a few; check out Moss’ site for the full set up close.
Note that these works are being sold as a “timed edition,” on sale until 3pm BST Monday, October 25. Enough posters will be printed to fill every order, but if you drop the ball and try to order on October 26, there’s no magic spell that will help you get one.