Last year we reported that UK publisher Bloomsbury were planning to re-release the entire Harry Potter series with new art from illustrator Jim Kay. Today, Bloomsbury announced they’ll be re-releasing the children’s paperback and hardback editions with new artwork from Jonny Duddle.
Says Duddle: “I’m hugely excited to work my way through the wonderful books. I couldn’t have asked for more enjoyable subject matter. It’s exciting, daunting and I feel the weight of responsibility, and I’m just hoping that my illustrations faithfully reflect the characters and world created by J.K.Rowling.”
All seven new editions will be published on 1 September 2014 and will include bonus material by Rowling taken from Pottermore. The jacket artwork for the remaining books will be revealed in the coming months. The editions illustrated by Jim Kay will be released starting in 2015.