Minalima is a design studio founded by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima. Mina and Lima are the two graphic designers who worked together the create the look and graphic universe of the Harry Potter films.
The two had started working with the Harry Potter movie franchise in 2001. Their design studio was founded in 2009 and they have continued to create graphic design for Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts movie series.
This book is on the making of Harry Potter movie props, such as Harry Potter’s acceptance letter written by Professor McGonagall, Hogwarts books, Marauder’s Map, wanted posters, design for Diagon Alley, Burrow, Hogsmeade, the different family houses and ministries, magazines and newspaper The Daily Prophet, maps, posters and more.The incredible amount of graphics and art that have been created for these films over the years is just astonishing.
There are also photos of the House of Minalima in London. Of course it’s not just two people who have created all the visuals. There’s a page that shows the whole art department and the different roles of each person.
This book also has pasted props on the pages, such as letters, pamphlet for Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, maps and more.
The only downside of this book is I find it quite unbelievable that the author Nell Denton and publisher Harper Design are able to fit all they wanted to fit inside this 224-page hardcover. The book could easily be several times thicker.
If you love the visual style and production of Harry Potter and if you’re a fan of the films, you will love this book.
And if you like this book, check out my reviews for the other Harry Potter graphic books.
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