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

1

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.

• • •

To get more posts like this, please subscribe by RSS or email. Let’s also connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

More posts about Harry Potter:

Want even more? Check out all articles in this topic: Harry Potter.

Audible audiobooks

Start the discussion

Interesting: If Harry Potter books were published 50 years ago in Penguin series ebookfriendly.com...
140.4K friends
41.8K followers

Tips and tricks

Original case cover for Amazon Kindle Oasis 2nd-generation released in 2017 - mixed reviews

Amazon’s official Kindle Oasis 2 case cover gets mixed reviews

Most users are disappointed with how the stand and magnets work in the original Amazon case for the 2017 Kindle Oasis e-reader.

Amazon Fire Kids Edition is a tablet addressed to children

Tablet for kids – when the regular Fire is better than Kids Edition

Want to buy a tablet for kids? Amazon Fire Kids Edition or the regular Fire tablet? This post will help you choose.

Gift ideas

Premium leather and felt sleeves for iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9

10 premium iPad Pro sleeves hand-crafted from genuine leather and felt

Premium sleeves for iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9, hand-crafted from genuine leather and natural felt. Options with or without Apple Pencil holder, for iPad with Smart Cover and Smart Keyboard. Personalization options are available.

Gift guide for book lovers - top bookish gifts of 2017

15 best bookish gifts of 2017 – a holiday gift guide for book lovers

A holiday gift guide for anyone who wants to find a gift for the book lover. Books, special book editions, subscriptions, personal accessories, jewelry, home decor, and more.

Best 50

The best cases and accessories for Amazon Fire tablets

50 best Amazon Fire cases and accessories to buy in 2018

A list of the best case covers and accessories for Amazon Kindle Fire tablets: Fire 7, Fire HD 8, Fire HD 10, and older models. Plus a selection of the best accessories: power chargers, screen protectors, stands, and more.

Best short books for busy people

50 short books for busy people

Best short books you can read in less than three hours. Novels and novellas you can’t miss, short stories, and most interesting non-fiction books.

Get free updates via email

Tips, lists, infographics, and fun stuff for ebook lovers. Delivered once a month. After you click the "Subscribe" button, you will be able to confirm your subscription, as well as control all marketing permissions.
Powered by MailChimp - a leading marketing automation platform and an email marketing service trusted by millions.