Designing the graphics for the Harry Potter movies

MinaLima (Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima) is the design studio that designs all of the graphics, signs, newspapers, decrees, posters, labels, maps, book covers, and packaging that you see in the Harry Potter movies.

“One of the best things about working on the Harry Potter films was being able to try out so many different styles, from Victorian letterpress to modern design,” says Lima.

They also worked on the Fantastic Beasts movie. You can follow their work on Instagram and purchase prints of their work on their site.

Via kottke.org.

The Interface Design of Rogue One

One of the things that keeps people coming back to the Star Wars franchise is how real it all looks (except for the prequels, which don’t count). Everything has a casually worn, actually used look that makes it easy to inject yourself into the Star Wars universe – it’s all so familiar, yet alien.

Andrew Booth’s agency BLIND LTD was tasked with creating the user interfaces for  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (as well as for The Force Awakens). Since Rogue One dovetails into A New Hope, the interfaces had to jibe with what we first saw in 1977, while also appearing fresh. I think they nailed it.

Read “Check Out These Hi-Res Shots of Rogue One’s User Interfaces” at Wired.