Entitled The Magic of MinaLima: Celebrating the Graphic Design Studio Behind the Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts Films, the design team’s latest publication goes more personal than you’ve seen before, revealing a scrapbook of letters that the designers sent to each other in the beginning, alongside concept art pieces and research documents that would lead to some of the most iconic props in the Wizarding World stories.
From the Hogwarts acceptance letter (handwritten by one half of the MinaLima duo, Mira) to the Daily Prophet newspapers, this gorgeously detailed compendium leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the meticulous level of thinking that went behind the magical objects you see in the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films. Each page is an explosion of colour and imagination, as you can see here.
Each section of the book is themed around the element of the Wizarding World being celebrated, such as this Luna Lovegood-inspired spread, displaying her Quibbler covers and iconic pink Spectrespecs.
If you’re a budding artist looking for an inspirational story, this book certainly contains many.
The Magic of MinaLima: Celebrating the Graphic Design Studio Behind the Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts Films is exclusively available from the House of MinaLima and minalima.com from Friday 14th October, with general UK release following on 27th October. Mira and Eduardo will be offering signed copies from the website and London gallery.