Or, more design really. Back in 2011, I had a post on Disneyland and Typography, in which I posted photos of pretty use of type in Hong Kong Disneyland.
Well, it might surprise you to know that I have posted exactly zero pictures of my London leg from my trip to Europe two years ago. However, one such highlight from the trip was a visit to the Harry Potter studio (WB has a studio tour), where they shot some scenes of the movie. I obviously took my time, and a billion photos, so I suppose we’ll start here.
If you have seen the Harry Potter films, you might have noticed the beautiful, whimsical designs of the wizarding paraphernalia. I remember being drawn to the Advanced Potion Making text book in The Half Blood Prince, particularly. After that, I began to notice how well-made everything was. Since 2001, the graphic design work in Harry Potter’s world was created by the duo from MinaLima Design, Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima.
The one that caught my eye from the movies; aka, The Half-Blood Prince’s book, maybe?
Most of MinaLima’s work were displayed behind an enormous glass case before the part where we got to see things like 4 Privet Drive (!!!) and the Knight Bus, as well as the next part which housed the robotics and miniatures.
The Quibbler, Umbridge stationery, propaganda! Magical Ministry memos/paper airplanes.
(Umbridge’s rating form for teachers, lol.)
Weasleys Wizard Wheezes — OH MY GOSHHHH???
LETTERS & CORRESPONDENCE
From Lily to Sirius. BAWLLLLL.
Kwikspell letter addressed to Filch. :(
Ink, though I suspect this might be Muggle brand.
BOOKS aka everything was beautiful and nothing hurt
TOO HIGH UP FOR A MIDGET LIKE ME. :(
MISC. PAPER THINGS AND EVERYTHING ELSE
Now, this has some books, too, but you can see an invite to the Yule Ball, and up close…
… Fleur’s scrap of paper! Inside the Goblet of Fire!
O.W.L.s forms and potion labels.
I think this is a map of the Quidditch World Cup grounds? Look! Monies!
More of the Marauder’s Map and…
The glass case of
emotion wonderfulness D: D: and a lame guy in front of it.
And look! The Black Family Tree:
If you’re salivating right now, select prints are available at The Printorium, MinaLima‘s print shop. Shop the Harry Potter Collection. Shop the Harry Potter Premium Collection.
Read more about MinaLima and their graphic work for Harry Potter at Creative Review.
As for the rest of my Harry Potter
bawling day Studio Tour experience~, I hope I can post about that soon!