Behind the Film Set
Studio MinaLima debuts 12 new graphic art prints from Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore at House of MinaLima in Soho, London.
Continuing from the Parisian Art Nouveau aesthetic of the previous Fantastic Beasts film, this movie presented MinaLima with the opportunity to manifest a distinct Art Deco style, capturing the artistic movement of its time. Much historical research and experimentation with techniques was employed, from sourcing original patterns and papers to scanning historical typefaces and peculiar surfaces to capture and reconstruct the essence and style of the period.
Wizarding World fans will travel the world and experience several other magical cultures through the vividly coloured 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 pivotal characters from Brazil and China. These insignias are available as limited-edition prints at House of MinaLima.
A visual highlight is the invention of the Magisterial Chamber of Ancient Wizardry, a hideaway of the highest seat of the magical world in Bhutan, created in close collaboration with the wider film production team.
Fans will be able to pore over the symbols and motifs invented by MinaLima, with an aesthetic that references a typical Himalayan decorative vernacular.
Print designs from House of MinaLima include the highly anticipated insignia of the Dumbledore family featuring a majestic phoenix, a vibrant collection of ten wizarding books created for Professor Lally Hicks, and the gilded front cover of the second edition of Newt Scamander’s best-seller Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Also on exhibit are prints featuring designs created for The Great Wizarding Express, the first magical train seen since the Hogwarts Express, a brand-new German newspaper Die Silberne Fledermaus, and the first-ever Wanted poster for dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald.
The curated collection from Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore will also be on exhibit at House of MinaLima New York, House of MinaLima Osaka and House of MinaLima Paju from Friday 8 April 2022. All MinaLima limited-edition prints are available for purchase in-store and online.
Watch the video below to hear Miraphora and Eduardo reveal insights and anecdotes from the set of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.