This past Summer, Harry Potter fans around the world collectively lost their shit when Jonny Duddle revamped and reimagined the Bloomsbury series' famous cover art. If you haven't already seen them, they're awesome. Despite my many years of fandom, there are always things that slipped through the cracks. For me, this includes the Swedish Harry Potter cover art.
These covers, published by Tiden, were created by Alvaro Tapia and they're some of the most outstanding covers I've seen for the series. Seriously, kids in Sweden got to grow up with these and I'm jealous. Shoutout to dumboleifi and mygrapefruit for sharing these on Imgur.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Is it just me or is that Edward Scissorhands hanging out at the bottom?
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Featuring: Fawkes, Cornish Pixies, and some serious Harry Potter side-eye.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Huge yes to this! This is much more how I pictured Buckbeak when I read the series. Whomping Willow, don't think we don't notice your snaggleteeth back there.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The Dark Mark looks like it's throwing up and Ron is making a duckface, but this is all forgotten when looking at Tapia's incredible Hungarian Horntail.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I love how the warm psychedelic background contrasts with the Thestral and Harry is becoming a full-fledged badass. I mean, finally some covers that show Harry aging! He can't stay 11-years-old forever, people.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Dumbledore. Yes. It's also amazing how much the emotions have changed from the first book to this one. Just like in the story, things get a lot darker and heavier for Harry and the gang. It's nice to actually see the covers illustrate that.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
This cover perfectly encapsulates Harry's sense of calm before stepping into the Forbidden Forrest to meet Voldemort. Eyes closed and ready to rock.
Way to go, Sweden! Your Harry Potter cover art game is strong. While I grew up with and love the covers on the American versions, these blow ours out of the water.