Re-Covered Books: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Re-Covered Books: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

When I watched the first Harry Potter film I thought it was good, but childish. It seemed like there was a great deal of potential, but it wasn’t quite realized. Years, when I was around 26, the fellow I was dating suggested I read the books, explaining that the first two were crap but the third and beyond were fantastic. As it turned out, he was right, and I’ve read the entire Harry Potter series multiple times. There have even been tears involved while reading them. To say the series is a favorite of mine would be an understatement. I think it’s a modern day tale of overcoming the odds with the help of those you love.

I thought it would be fun to come up with a cover for the first Harry Potter novel, The Sorcerer’s Stone, as it’s the logical entry point. Your job is to create a cover that defines what Harry Potter is. You should forget about everything you’ve seen, on the book covers and on the big screen, and depict Harry and his friends as you imagine them. Be creative, have fun and let your style be the guiding force on this redesign.

The winner of this month’s contest wins $100 to Amazon and maybe more if I can dig something fun up.

RULES

• Please save your images as JPGs at 800px wide at 72 DPI/RGB mode, this is super important! There are no height restrictions (within reason). Feel free to play with the dimensions and have fun with what you make. Submitting a front and back cover will certainly help your chances, but is not required.

• Label your files “Firstname-Lastname-Harry-Potter.jpg”

• Send all entries to [email protected] with the subject “Re-Covered Books: Harry Potter“. Cut and paste what I wrote there, it’s super easy and it helps me keep track of your entry.

• All entries are due Saturday, April 28, 2012 by Midnight PST.

If there are any other questions feel free to leave them in the comments. I look forward to seeing what you come up with and be sure to tell your friends/classmates/pets to participate as well. Good luck and have fun!

Jared Pendergraft's cover for Harry Potter

Jared Pendergraft

Josh Martin's cover for Harry Potter

Josh Martin's cover for Harry Potter

Josh Martin

Adrian Smith's cover for Harry Potter

Adrian Smith

Alicia Mitchell's cover for Harry Potter

Alicia Mitchell's cover for Harry Potter

Alicia Mitchell

Alice Donadoni's cover for Harry Potter

Alice Donadoni's cover for Harry Potter

Alice Donadoni

Mariah Barnum's cover for Harry Potter

Mariah Barnum's cover for Harry Potter

Mariah Barnum

Francisco Hernandez's cover for Harry Potter

Francisco Hernandez

Philippe Lariviere Durocher's cover for Harry Potter

Philippe Lariviere Durocher

Gosia M J's cover for Harry Potter

Gosia M J's cover for Harry Potter

Gosia M J

Guido-Dal Prà's cover for Harry Potter

Guido-Dal Prà's cover for Harry Potter

Guido-Dal Prà's cover for Harry Potter

Guido Dal Prà

Dave Douglass' cover for Harry Potter

Dave Douglass' cover for Harry Potter

Dave Douglass

Lee Jackson's cover for Harry Potter

Lee Jackson

Leah Ettenhofer's cover for Harry Potter

Leah Ettenhofer

Michele Bruttomesso's cover for Harry Potter

Michele Bruttomesso's cover for Harry Potter

Michele Bruttomesso's cover for Harry Potter

Michele Bruttomesso

Gregory Snader's cover for Harry Potter

Gregory Snader's cover for Harry Potter

Gregory Snader's cover for Harry Potter

Gregory Snader

José Nuno Canongia Lopes' cover for Harry Potter

José Nuno Canongia Lopes

Brian Gartside's cover for Harry Potter

Brian Gartside

Adam Juresko's cover for Harry Potter

Adam Juresko

Chiara Riva's cover for Harry Potter

Chiara Riva's cover for Harry Potter

Chiara Riva

John Darcy's cover for Harry Potter

John Darcy's cover for Harry Potter

John Darcy's cover for Harry Potter

John Darcy

Aurimas Kazlauskas' cover for Harry Potter

Aurimas Kazlauskas' cover for Harry Potter

Aurimas Kazlauskas

David Gutiérrez's cover for Harry Potter

David Gutiérrez's cover for Harry Potter

David Gutiérrez

Alicia Farmer's cover for Harry Potter

Alicia Farmer

Louise Norman's cover for Harry Potter

Louise Norman

Massimo Minchio's cover for Harry Potter

Massimo Minchio's cover for Harry Potter

Massimo Minchio's cover for Harry Potter

Massimo Minchio

Matt Barnes' cover for Harry Potter

Matt Barnes' cover for Harry Potter

Matt Barnes' cover for Harry Potter

Matt Barnes

Paul Bartlett's cover for Harry Potter

Paul Bartlett's cover for Harry Potter

Paul Bartlett's cover for Harry Potter

Paul Bartlett

Samara Amat's cover for Harry Potter

Samara Amat's cover for Harry Potter

Samara Amat

Kittitath Tanyavanish's cover for Harry Potter

Kittitath Tanyavanish

Matt Bourne's cover for Harry Potter

Matt Bourne's cover for Harry Potter

Matt Bourne

Mark Summerton's cover for Harry Potter

Mark Summerton's cover for Harry Potter

Mark Summerton's cover for Harry Potter

Mark Summerton

Margot Blankier's cover for Harry Potter

Margot Blankier's cover for Harry Potter

Margot Blankier

Ben Wallis' cover for Harry Potter

Ben Wallis

Santiago Dulce's cover for Harry Potter

Santiago Dulce

Michèle Champagne's cover for Harry Potter

Michèle Champagne's cover for Harry Potter

Michèle Champagne

Dustin Kemper's cover fro Harry Potter

Dustin Kemper's cover fro Harry Potter

Dustin Kemper's cover fro Harry Potter

Dustin Kemper

Laura Martin and Luciano Geoffroy's cover for Harry Potter

Laura Martin and Luciano Geoffroy

Virginia Byers and Aria Finkelstein's cover for Harry Potter

Virginia Byers and Aria Finkelstein's cover for Harry Potter

Virginia Byers and Aria Finkelstein's cover for Harry Potter

Virginia Byers and Aria Finkelstein

Adam Stevens' cover for Harry Potter

Adam Stevens' cover for Harry Potter

Adam Stevens

George Thorman's cover for Harry Potter

George Thorman's cover for Harry Potter

George Thorman's cover for Harry Potter

George Thorman

Kate Atherton's cover for Harry Potter

Kate Atherton

Andy German's cover for Harry Potter

Andy German's cover for Harry Potter

Andy German

Aleksandra Ivanova's cover for Harry Potter

Aleksandra Ivanova's cover for Harry Potter

Aleksandra Ivanova

Lankard Grant's cover for Harry Potter

Lankard Grant

Wenting Li's cover for Harry Potter

Wenting Li's cover for Harry Potter

Wenting Li's cover for Harry Potter

Wenting Li

Mitchell McArtor's cover for Harry Potter

Mitchell McArtor's cover for Harry Potter

Mitchell McArtor

Simon Michele's cover for Harry Potter

Simon Michele

Dustin Sheldon's cover for Harry Potter

Dustin Sheldon

Mallory Burgess' cover for Harry Potter

Mallory Burgess

Elliot Salazar's cover for Harry Potter

Elliot Salazar's cover for Harry Potter

Elliot Salazar's cover for Harry Potter

Elliot Salazar

Rory O'Sullivan's cover for Harry Potter

Rory O'Sullivan's cover for Harry Potter

Rory O'Sullivan's cover for Harry Potter

Rory O’Sullivan

Nick Stokes' cover for Harry Potter

Nick Stokes' cover for Harry Potter

Nick Stokes' cover for Harry Potter

Nick Stokes

Daniel Vind Graversen's cover for Harry Potter

Daniel Vind Graversen

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