Harry Potter and the Design of Graphics

House of MinaLima

It’s been a while since my last blog (I’ve been busy freelancing) but today I’m coming back with a bang …or shall I say, a swish and flick!? To cut a long story short, I’ve been to visit the House of MinaLima, an old townhouse in the heart of London’s Soho that hosts an exhibition of the Harry Potter movie graphic art – and it blew me away like a Weasleys’ Wildfire Whiz-bang!

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13 reasons why I’m a goth at heart

Robert Smith

Disintegration by The Cure

With the 25th anniversary of the Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig just behind us and inspired by a few friends who posted their amazing photos as young, beautiful goths, I’ve been thinking about the design aspects of the ‘dark’ culture lately. I’m not a fully-grown goth myself but I can’t say there isn’t something about the aesthetics of that scene that I don’t admire enormously. Now before I go on, let’s not get too hung up on terminology here. As with other scenes, genres, lifestyles – whatever you wanna call it – there are labels that some people embrace while others get upset over. I won’t pretend I know much about the goth culture apart from the fact that there is so much beauty in it! And that’s what this blog is all about.

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