Studio MinaLima unveils a new collection of graphic art prints from Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets at the House of MinaLima in London
Press Preview: Tuesday, March 29, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Public opening: Every day from Tuesday March 29, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: MinaLima House, 157 Wardour Street, London
Award-winning studio MinaLima and Warner Bros. Consumer Products Launches New Graphic Art Prints from Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets at House of MinaLima in Soho, London on Tuesday 29th March 2022. The third film in the magical series arrives in UK cinemas on Friday 8th April.
In the continuity of the Parisian Art Nouveau aesthetic of the previous fantastic beasts film, this film offered MinaLima the opportunity to manifest a distinct Art Deco style, capturing the artistic movement of its time. Much historical research and experimentation with techniques has been used, from researching original patterns and papers to digitizing historical typefaces and particular surfaces to capture and reconstruct the essence and style of the time.
Wizarding World fans will travel the world and experience several other magical cultures through the vibrantly colored artwork created by MinaLima. An integral part of the film’s visual storytelling is the celebration of international magical realms through the creation of very distinct identities for the Ministry of Magic in Germany, as well as key figures from Brazil and China. These badges will be presented to fans as limited edition prints at House of MinaLima.
A visual highlight is the invention – in close collaboration with the film’s wider production team – of the Master Chamber of Ancient Witchcraft, a refuge from the highest headquarters of the wizarding world in Bhutan. Fans will be able to immerse themselves in the symbols and motifs invented by MinaLima, with an aesthetic that refers to a typical decorative vernacular of the Himalayas.
Prints on display at House of MinaLima include the much-anticipated Dumbledore family crest, featuring the majestic phoenix, the vibrant collection of 10 wizarding books created for Professor Lally, and the golden cover of the second edition of Dumbledore’s best-selling book. Newt Scamander fantastic beasts and where to find them. Also on display – and available for purchase – are prints featuring graphics created for the first magic train, The Great Wizarding Express, seen in the fantastic beasts series; a brand new German newspaper Die Silbern Fledermaus; and the first-ever Wanted poster for arch-villain Gellert Grindelwald.
The curated collection of Fantastic Beasts graphic art will also be on display at House of MinaLima New York, House of MinaLima Osaka, and House of MinaLima Paju beginning Friday, April 8, 2022. All MinaLima designs are available internationally at minalima.com.
About Studio MinaLima
Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima started working together in 2001 to imagine and create the entire graphic universe of all Harry Potter™ movies.
Driven by a common artistic vision, in 2009 they founded a graphic design studio, with the aim of creating distinctive and unconventional design and illustration for the entertainment and publishing industries. They named it MinaLima.
As Studio MinaLima, they have designed graphic props for films such as Sweeney Todd, The golden compass and The imitation game; created her Collective Nouns art print collection; and designed MinaLima Classics, the best-selling illustrated book series.
Miraphora and Eduardo continued their involvement in the Wizarding World franchise with numerous design commissions, from theme park design to marketing and publishing. A new chapter of this world’s imagination came in 2015, designing the graphic accessories for the fantastic beasts™ film series.
In 2016, House of MinaLima opened in London: an immersive gallery and shop showcasing their treasure of graphic works. Since then, the experiential storytelling space has also welcomed visitors to Osaka, New York and Paju, globally celebrating the idiosyncrasies of Miraphora and Eduardo’s ideas and their passion for storytelling through design.
About “Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets”
Pictures from Warner Bros. “Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets” is the all-new Wizarding World™ adventure created by JK Rowling.
Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows that the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is about to take over the wizarding world. Unable to stop it on his own, he tasks magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead a fearless team of wizards, witches and a brave muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter beasts old and new and collide. to the growing legion of Grindelwald followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore stay on the sidelines?
The film features an ensemble cast, including Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, William Nadylam, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, Victoria Yeates and Mads Mikkelsen.
“Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets” was directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by JK Rowling & Steve Kloves, based on a screenplay by JK Rowling. The film was produced by David Heyman, JK Rowling, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram and Tim
Lewis. Neil Blair, Danny Cohen, Josh Berger, Courtenay Valenti and Michael Sharp served as executive producers.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films Production, a film by David Yates, “Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets” in international theaters from April 7, 2022 and in North America on April 15, 2022. The film will be distributed worldwide in select theaters and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures.
About Wizarding World
In the years since Harry Potter moved from King’s Cross Station to Platform Nine and Three Quarters, his incredible adventures have left a unique and lasting mark on popular culture. Eight Blockbusters Harry Potter movies based on JK Rowling’s original stories brought magical tales to life and today, Wizarding World is recognized as one of the most beloved brands in the world.
Representing a vast interconnected universe, it also includes two epic fantastic beasts films, (the third released in 2022), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Portkey Games’ award-winning stage play, state-of-the-art video and mobile games, innovative consumer products, exciting live entertainment (including four theme parks) and insightful exhibits.
This expanding portfolio of Wizarding World experiences owned by Warner Bros. also includes Harry Potter New York – an all-new flagship store, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo and Platform 9 3⁄4 Retail.
The wizarding world continues to evolve to provide Harry Potter fans with new and exciting ways to engage. For the global fan community and for generations to come, it invites everyone to explore and discover the magic for themselves.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, which is part of Warner Bros. Global Brands and Experiences, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with top licensees worldwide on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home decor and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, Wizarding World, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, HBO, Cartoon Network and Adult Swimming. The worldwide success of the division’s themed entertainment businesses includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the world’s leading retail licensing and merchandising organizations.