The new covers will be illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi, creator of Copper, Daisy Kutter and Amulet. The Sorcerer's Stone won't be alone as all seven will get new covers from Kibuishi and each cover will depict a memorable moment from the respective book. Kibuishi, a long time Harry Potter fan had this to say about the project:
The Harry Potter covers by Mary GrandPré are so fantastic and iconic. When I was asked to submit samples, I initially hesitated because I didn’t want to see them reinterpreted! However, I felt that if I were to handle the project, I could bring something to it that many other designers and illustrators probably couldn’t, and that was that I was also a writer of my own series of middle grade fiction. As an author myself, I tried to answer the question, ‘If I were the author of the books — and they were like my own children — how would I want them to be seen years from now?’ When illustrating the covers, I tried to think of classic perennial paperback editions of famous novels and how those illustrations tend to feel. In a way, the project became a tribute to both Harry Potter and the literary classics.
The collection will be released as a boxed set in September.