Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - cover art revealed



The Times has today revealed the cover art for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - children's edition and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - adult edition from Bloomsbury. I have to say, I prefer the adult one this time around. I don't know who's drawn the children's cover (the article doesn't say) but I find it unappealing. However, since I have all the other books in the children's editions I will buy this one not the adult one, which features the rather nice Slytherin locket that's believed to be a Horcrux. I'm also slightly alarmed by the black borders on the children's cover - that doesn't bode well - and yes, I know we knew there'd be deaths, but...

4 comments:

Steve said...

I have to agree, the adult version looks better. Still, it doesn't affect the words on the page I suppose, which is the most important thing after all!

Michele said...

True enough. I just hope she doesn't "do a Frodo" on Harry and make him a permanent Muggle ! That would result in me shredding the book and sending it to JKR via Bloomsbury !

Emmaco said...

I've always liked (and bought) the British children's covers too, but this one seems lighter in tone compared to the other books, even with the sombre black edges. I can imagine the drawing on a humorous fantasy like Pratchett.

Michele said...

Exactly it looks like a Paul Kidby cover to a Pratchett novel and I don't like them. I've always loved the late, much-missed Josh Kirby's covers for the Discworld novels and find Kidby's covers don't work for me at all. Harry Potter should not look like a Discworld novel and that black border is just intimidating.

Sorry !