It's time for Muggle Monday, in which I highlight a significant piece of news from the Harry Potter franchise. This is somewhat inspired by the Mundane Monday posts by The Mundie Moms.
But let's be real as to why I made up this feature: I just want the opportunity to post something about Harry Potter.
Scholastic (US publisher) has already had their Harry Potter makeovers by artist Kazu Kabuishi (see them here, here, and here), so now it's UK Publisher, Bloomsbury's turn, with art by Jonny Duddle!
Pottermore. This is a separate edition from the fully illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone that will be published by Bloomsbury and Pottermore in autumn 2015, which will feature the illustrations by the insanely talented Jim Kay (the illustrator of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness).
As for the artwork above, I like it! I think I still like Scholastic's redesign a bit more though. I love that Bloomsbury has finally come up with a special title font for the series, akin to Scholastic's unique title font. The cover has a very child-like whimsical feel to it that I think suits the first book perfectly. I do hope that they plan to take the cover art in a darker, more mature direction in future books, however. Thoughts?