If Harry Potter books were published 50 years ago in Penguin series

Harry Potter books redesigned to look like Penguin Book series

Recently, we shared a little-known fact about the 1972 short story entitled “Harry Potter,” written by a Polish author Jan Rostworowski, and published in Życie Literackie literary magazine.

It seems to be a coincidence that two authors called their character by the same name, but the sheer fact someone else created “Harry Potter” 25 years before J.K. Rowling appeals to the imagination.

Close your eyes and think what would happen if J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books were published at the same time as Rostworowski’s short story.

Graphic designer and book cover artist M.S. Corley not only imagined, but also visualized it. Back in 2009 (oh, the passage of time, again), he created alternative versions of Harry Potter book covers.

As you’ll see below, the projects look like iconic covers from the Penguin Books main series, especially the books published in the 60s and 70s.

Harry Potter redesigned to look like classic Penguin books

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

2

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

3

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

4

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

5

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

6

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

7

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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