Though it will still feature the iconic Mary GrandPré lightning-bolt logo, new U.S. paperback editions (from Scholastic) of the Harry Potter series will feature different covers starting in September. The new art is from Kazu Kibuishi who designed the covers for the graphic novel series Amulet. Kibuishi was initially hesitant about the project as he is a big admirer GrandPre’s work. Ultimately, though Kibuishi tried to evoke classic covers of literary novels as well as pay tribute to the Harry Potter series, saying: “I tried to think of classic perennial paperback editions of famous novels and how those illustrations tend to feel.”
The new cover for Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone is the only new cover that has been released so far. What do you think?