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Early designs posters for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

November 21, 2021

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban had a different aesthetic compared to the previous two films in the series. These posters were proposed as characters’ posters by the Art Department of the film, but they were never used. The idea was to present posteres with the idea that dark times are ahead, and that now everything will change. Notice that some characters as Hagrid and McGonagall were considered for the posters, and that Dumbledore’s makes a great contrast being mostly white against the other ones which are mostly dark.

Harry Potter - Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter – Prisoner of Azkaban
Ron Weasley - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Ron Weasley – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Hermione Granger - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Hermione Granger – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Albus Dumbledore - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Albus Dumbledore – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Severus Snape - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Severus Snape – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Rubeus Hagrid - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Rubeus Hagrid – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Minerva McGonagall - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Minerva McGonagall – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Draco Malfoy - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Draco Malfoy – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Sirius Black - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Sirius Black – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

In the end, this close-up posters were never used and they decided to go with full body posters for the characters. However, the style of doing a light/dark constrat were used in other posters in which they combine up to three characters, as you can see below.

Dark / Light poster, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Dark / Light poster, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Dark / Light poster, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Dark / Light poster, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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