Harry Potter Design: Celebrating 20 Years of Wizarding

Here’s something that might blow your mind a little—Harry Potter turned 20 this year. In 1997, the British publisher Bloomsbury released the first of J.K. Rowling’s now-beloved series. And twenty years later, we have eight books and movies, a spin-off series with one movie already made and four more in the works, an entire online world and at least four theme parks. Who could have known that an 11-year-old wizard would change the world in such a major way?

Let’s celebrate 20 magical years with designers’ interpretations of the Harry Potter series from around the world. Click the images to see the designs’ portfolios/websites. Want to share your Harry Potter design(s)? Tag us on twitter @HOWbrand.

Hogwarts by Jon Larama

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Wizarding World Icons by Hunter Fitch

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“A look at some icons from a larger set of Harry Potter themed design elements for an ongoing personal project. Thought the 9 3/4 color scheme would be a nice palette for the project.”


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Poster by Dangerdom

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“The Silver Screen Society is a website run by Trevor Basset and Brandon Schaefer that honors the many stories told through the world of cinema curating a select group of artists to create work based on a different movie each month. I was asked to create an illustration based on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. “


Hogwarts by Eric Nyffeler

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“Sometimes a client asks you to draw Hogwarts, so you spend the day drawing spires and towers, which is not the worst way to spend a day.”


Harry Potter Items by Risa Rodil

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“I felt really nostalgic doing this, but it was a lot of fun!”


Harry Potter Book Cover Redesigns by Rachel Lancaster

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Harry Potter Gifs by McKenna Fryman

“A glimpse into the life of a [totally employable] Harry Potter dork.”


Hogwarts Houses by Abbey Sy

“Lettering series in collaboration with Risa Rodil, featuring the Hogwarts Houses from Harry Potter.”


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Movie Poster Redesign by Maks Bereski

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Order of the Phoenix and Dumbledore’s Army by Owen Davey

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“This new infographic looks at the two secret societies that fought against Lord Voldemort. Beware of spoilers.”