From the books to the movies, Harry Potter and the magical world will always captivate our hearts.
But it doesn’t have to stop there! Here are 15 magical Harry Potter posters that die-hard fans created to bring some magical spirit into our Muggle-ridden rooms.
1. Even if you’re not familiar with Harry Potter, you've probably heard the term “muggle” before. This poster represents how magical folk should be kind to “magic-free allies.”
2. This poster has a weathered look to it — thanks to the textured red and cream colors. A domineering shape (aka He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named) hovers over Harry's outline, casting an ominous feeling over him.
3. I love the cordial aspect of this painted poster. It looks like a little cubby hole filled with knickknacks you would find on Harry Potter’s shelf. There are a lot of great details, including Harry’s wand and glasses.
5. Here’s another design that uses texture to give the poster a vintage feel. The clever, symbolic poster features a moon that disintegrates into the sands of time. I like the use of a quote from the movie, too — it’s poignant and meaningful for fans of the film.
6. What would happen to the DA if Voldermort and the Death Eaters were never defeated? This what-if poster portrays a darker ending to this classic series. In this poster, Hermione has a brooding edge to her.
7. This is spooky, isn’t it? The dusty black and gray texture is a great contrast to the image of Death from the Deathly Hallows tale that’s speaking to a silhouetted Harry, Hermione and Ron. The empty space and their darkened bodies makes this massive spirit seem so powerful.
8. So often we see posters featuring the stars of Harry Potter, but objects play an important role, too. This design highlights glasses, rooms, frogs … all iconic items in their own way. The geometric format is reminiscent of a cabinet or printer’s drawer.
9. This poster immortalizes Slytherin with this patterned poster. It includes all the important objects, like their mascot and ideals. To break up any unused space, the designer added a diamond motif.
10. I love the clash of pop culture. A Harry Potter movie poster was remade using everyone’s favorite LEGOs! This mashup is fun to think about — what if the whole film was created using the toy?
12. Quidditch is a delightful sport specific to the magical world. Using a bold, colorful design, this poster shows support for the Hufflepuff crew. It’s reminiscent in style to other sports, and the crisscrossed brooms look like hockey sticks.
13. This poster uses trains, automobiles and flying creatures in a fun and busy scene. Harry, of course, is at the center. The dark, graphic shapes are accented by the use of half-tone colors in the background.
14. We’ve seen many ways to depict Harry and his friends. So far, this one is the cutest. It’s a cartoon-style illustration that uses digital brushes to mimic hand-crafted textures.
15. This is a beautifully designed conceptual poster that keeps you interested from the foreground to the background. Behind the goblet sits a maze that adds another level of visual complexity to this image.
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The Harry Potter franchise is so rich in detail that there are a myriad of ways to create amazing posters. You can focus on its essence and create a minimally-composed poster, or you can celebrate the details in a lush, vibrant way. Either way, any of these magical posters will lighten up any Muggle room.
Photos courtesy of the following Muggle websites: etsy.com, imgur.com, buzzfeed.com, fromupnorth.com, society6.com, flickr.com, splashnology.com, deviantart.com, silverscreensociety.com and stephanieshafer.com.