Much of the magic of the Harry Potter movies is in how the wizarding world looks onscreen – and from the start, much of that visual wizardry came from MinaLima’s design assistants. The graphic design agency was created by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, whose work spans the Potter saga and the fantastic beasts movies too – during which the duo and crew crafted all sorts of iconic elements of Hogwarts and beyond. The Marauder’s Map, the textbooks, “The Quibbler” numbers, the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes merchandise – you name it, MinaLima’s fingerprints are on it. They even created exclusive subscriber coverage for Empireit is Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald broadcast in 2018.
Now, MinaLima’s greatest works for the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films are collected in a new art book titled The Magic of MinaLima: A Tribute to the Graphic Design Studio Behind the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Movies – a beautiful hardback book filled with their stunning designs and the stories behind them. It won’t be out until October 20, but Empire may present an exclusive first preview of certain pages.
First, here is the tapestry of the Lestrange family tree seen at 12 Grimmauld Place in The order of the Phoenix.
Then, from The goblet of fireare Quidditch World Cup designs – team logos, tickets, posters and more.
From this year Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secretstake a closer look at the Dumbledore family crest.
And various iterations of that all-important magizoologist tome, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” – from Harry’s schoolbook edition to the lavish first edition.
For all fans of the Wizarding World look and feel, The magic of MinaLima is a must – and when you’re in London, it’s worth popping into House Of MinaLima on Wardour Street in Soho to see some of their gorgeous designs in person (and pick up some goodies from the shop too). Mischief Managed!
The Magic Of MinaLima is published October 20 by HarperCollins. All images: WIZARDING WORLD and all related marks, characters, names and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s22)