A Piece of the Legend: Harry Potter's Graphic Designers Launch Fine Art Print Collection

Sep 21, 2012, 1:31 PM EDT
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The Harry Potter frenzy dies hard. The last instalment of J.K. Rowling's global publishing phenomenon came out in 2007, its film adaptation was released in two parts in 2010 and 2011 — but the Hogwarts mania shows no signs of slowing down. Collectible wands, "time-turners," and Daniel Radcliffe-adorned iphone cases are still flying off Warner Bros's shelf.

Now Harry Potter fans can to add fine art to their collection. Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, the graphic design duo behind the graphic props for the eight Harry Potter films, have just launched The Printorium, a limited edition series based on their collaborative work since meeting on the Harry Potter set in 2001.

"The Printorium explores the rich visual appeal of a collection of iconic films from an artistic perspective," said Mina and Lima. "Our offering encompasses collectable fine art prints from unique and original designs, all produced for the first time ever in our London studio." The newly-launched series includes the 422 Quiditch World Cup Poster, originally designed for "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," The Marauder's Map, and a mock front page of The Daily Prophet, from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part One."

"The first generation of Harry Potter who grew up with the films are at that first home stage and, having outgrown the usual merchandise, are looking for something genuine and authentic from the films to display in their homes — that touch of nostalgia and history presented in a more grown up way," says Mira. "Equally," says Eduardo, "we’ve had emails in the past from graphic design lovers asking if they can buy props like The Daily Prophet because they’ve appreciated their unique graphic style."

All the pieces in the series come in an edition of 1,000. The signed Premium Collection, featuring gold and silver foil, is limited to an edition of 250.