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Magical products packaged for Harry Potter

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Posted by Gavin Lucas, 5 August 2009, 14:18    Permalink    Comments (15)

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Behold the packaging for Magical Moustache Miracle Stubble Grow – just one of several packaging designs for a host of magical products created specially for the set of the latest Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince...

The packaging designs shown here were all created by designer Nicholas Saunders who sent them in to CR along with some explanation of his role in the creation of props for the Weasley brothers' magic shop that appears in the film's Diagon Alley set.

"I worked in the graphic design department for the film under the watchful gaze of senior graphic artists Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima – and alonside fellow assistant graphic artist Lauren Wakefield," Saunders explains. "It was just the four of us who created packaging for this particular set but this work here is just the stuff that I personally designed.”



"I was briefed to work on the Weasleys Wizarding Wheezes originally," Saunders continues. "I was also asked to come up with a number of names for more  products (such as Anti Gravity Hats) to adorn the shelves. Then after the product names were approved and cleared I used the names as a base to start the designs. When the boxes were ready they were printed on mass up to 400 then they were placed on boxes of all different shapes and sizes. Then after this stage the set dressers took them to fill three storeys of shop shelves in the shop on the Diagon Alley set.







To see the packaging as it appears in the completed set, check out this clip from an ITV behind the scenes special that aired a couple of weeks ago. Saunders can be spotted in the graphic design studio wearing a red T-shirt.


All images in this post are copyright Warner Brothers




Absolutely love this, but "Quality Weasley Good's"? Oy.
2009-08-05 17:05:22

amazing. this is pretty much a dream job of mine.
judd ortiz
2009-08-05 21:21:55

I love the vibrant colors mixed with the old vintage style. Well done!
2009-08-06 03:12:28

wonderful stuff! what a neat job.
Ben the Illustrator
2009-08-06 10:35:22

This is beautiful work, stunning colours and craft.
2009-08-06 14:24:53

Someone needs to learn about apostrophes! Beautiful work :-)
2009-08-07 12:02:14

Good to see your work is still shit hot Nick! I wonder if CR will let me big up the Maltings without censorship!? Lauren I want to see a host of your designs up here next! x
Stu Paciej
2009-08-07 23:32:02

nice work, must have been a fun job to work on :)
2009-08-08 11:31:50

Nice to see this stuff up close. I noticed the packaging in the movie, but it went by so quickly. Great job!
2009-08-08 17:57:22

oh dear 'good's' ooooops
2009-08-10 09:51:57

Wonderful stuff

A small office obsession the Tash's! & this stuff is just a visual engagement!
2009-08-11 10:27:58

2009-08-12 23:05:05

LOL at the Wicked reference :) Did anyone else spot it?
2009-08-15 02:09:23

OH wow. They are so cute!! I hope WB will consider selling something like this.
2009-08-16 21:17:37

I only wish, I could manage it at any way, to visit the Weasley Shop, to buy ALL THESE WONDERFUL THINGS!!!!
Isn´t there anyone, anywhere, who know a spell, to bring me there?
2009-08-20 21:00:03

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