As part of a university project, Kincső Nagy redesigned the covers for each novel in the seven-part series, laser-cutting simple shapes out of black paper covers, which give the collection a minimalistic feel.
“The Harry Potter books are extremely magical, mysterious and adventurous. These books are on the border of childhood, therefore my goal was to redesign them with illustrations that reflect this extraordinary atmosphere. I was experimenting with interactive illustrations that do not distract the reader from the plot, but add some meaning to the story.
I designed cover illustrations for each book, and illustrations for the first part: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
The cover is simple: black paper cover, laser-cut illustrations. The magic of the book is reflected by glowing in the dark.
Most of the illustrations have some playful part, one of them pops up, the others can be opened up so that the reader can peek inside.
Each illustration was created with stencil, scanned and colored in Photoshop.” – Kincső Nagy
Glow-In-The-Dark: Artist Kincső Nagy Redesigns “Harry Potter” Book Covers: