Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

A novel by J. K. Rowling

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a Fantasy Novel. Harry Potter's Adventure starts when mysterious letters start arriving on his doorstep, Harry Potter has never heard of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His letters are swiftly confiscated by his aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry’s eleventh birthday, a strange man bursts in with some important news: Harry Potter is a wizard and has been awarded a place to study at Hogwarts. And so the first of the Harry Potter adventures is set to begin.

Harry Potter Book Cover Back View

Since this book was published in 1997 by the time I redesigned this it was 2018, so most cover ideas have already been designed. For Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, I wanted to design something different from the cliche: Hogwarts Castle, showing harry potter and etc. I still wanted to stay true to the story, so I pushed myself to find images that represent the story.

I found a section of the novel where Harry reads the list of items needed for Hogwarts. I chose 4 items: pointed hat, black robe, the study books, and an owl. I found these items important because they are items Harry is expose while learning about being a wizard and about Hogwarts. I made sure to keep the iconic lightening bolt scar in the background and on the back of the book. I decided to make the book Gryffindor colors to represent the house Harry was sorted into.

Harry Potter Book Cover Back View
Harry Potter Book Cover Back View
Harry Potter Book Signing Poster

Below is the original book cover from 1997 for you to compare. If you would like learn more about J. K. Rowling, go to JKRowling.com

Harry Potter Original Cover
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