I've been meaning to do this Face Off for ages, because I'm sure by now, most of you have seen the updated covers for HP. (I'm talking, of course, about the US editions, which recently got a completely overhauled look in honor of the 15th anniversary of the book's US release. The new Kazu Kibuishi-designed editions are much more intricately detailed and snazzy, a little more sleek and perhaps even a little more modern, compared to the original Marie GrandPré-designed iconic US versions we've all grown up with and love.
Of course, we're all always going to have a soft spot for our Harry Potter, but take a look at the two versions below, and tell me what you think! Which would you rather own, or pass on to kids in your life?
Which one did it better?
I doubt it needs mentioning, but originals on the left, commemorative editions on the right.
Last week on FFO: Various versions of Amy Kathleen Ryan's Sky Chasers series went head to head, and when we were all done chuckling over "Spork," we were able to come to the conclusion that the original design still has a leg up on the competition, spork or no... (Though I think we liked them all pretty well.)