M.S Corley – Harry Potter Redesign Posted by Alex 02/16/09 M.S Corely redesigned the Harry Potter Series to look like Penguin classics. They haven’t actually been published like this, but it looks like it would have been a fun project. (He also gave the Lemony Snicket series the same treatment.) 13 Comments Leave A Comment 1 elif says: February 16, 2009 at 2:25 am beautiful. 2 Corey Tegeler says: February 16, 2009 at 5:18 am Does he really think its called the Philosophers stone? 3 koneyn says: February 16, 2009 at 5:24 am Nice one, Alex, and although the covers are beautiful on their own, IMHO they completely miss the spirit of the whole Harry Potter thing. For example, the last one reminds me of some ’60s spy novel, just too serious (sorry I cannot find a better expression right now, but close enough). They just miss the playfulness, as if to tell “this is a book for adults, too, you know”. 4 Lisa says: February 16, 2009 at 7:25 am It is called that isn’t it? Nice covers, I work at Penguin and I WISH we published them!!! 5 Taylor says: February 16, 2009 at 9:35 am Corey, the original title in Great Britain was Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. They changed the title when they released it in America. 6 Rent says: February 16, 2009 at 10:59 am these are cool…although they may not capture the entire spirit of the harry potter series, I still really like them. they immediately reminded me of this site I found that had redesigns for video games and movies that have been reworked into book covers…check it out. very similar style to these… http://kotaku.com/5145909/a-second-serving-of-classic-reimagined-game-covers 7 Shaycam says: February 16, 2009 at 11:30 am Exact same idea here, only with movies. Tons of them: http://spacesick.blogspot.com/2009/01/i-can-read-movies-series.html 8 greg says: February 16, 2009 at 12:37 pm I think these are extremely well done. I have a Penguin fetish myself (particularly the Marber grid era covers) and have been messing about with doing my own new “old” covers in this style for a while now (although I’m not an illustrator, so mine are photo-based). 9 Clint says: February 16, 2009 at 1:43 pm @ shaycam I would gladly pay money to get some of those movie-book covers enlarged and mounted. They are just brilliant. 10 lydia says: February 16, 2009 at 7:26 pm these are just great. …I DO judge books their covers, and these would definitely get a double-take if I saw them in a bookstore! 11 Ed says: February 19, 2009 at 6:35 am Olly Moss is the one who started this whole trend of redesigning the covers/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ollym 12 Spacesick says: February 19, 2009 at 12:19 pm yeah! nobody was doing vintage book covers 2 weeks before my friend Olly. nobody at all. nope. can’t think of anyoneeeeeee. and oh man. I love love love love LOVE these harry potter covers! :D I gotta tell Corley myself. *scampers away* 13 Vectora Ramirez says: May 8, 2010 at 1:57 am Awesome concept . I find it quite helpful and detailed!!