MinaLima to Bring the Magic to Inaugural CCXP Cologne

Magical graphic design duo MinaLima are getting ready to wow visitors at the first-ever CCXP in Cologne, Germany. This is the first time CCXP will be hosting a European comic con, and it’s set to be magical!

From Thursday, June 25 to Sunday, June 30, Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima will turn the humble stand E-023 in Hall 7 of the Cologne Exhibition Centre into an immersive installation. Billed as an homage to the“18-year journey through the eight films of the [w]izarding [w]orld,” the booth will display a range of familiar designs, including a specially curated collection of 35 graphic design pieces:

The walls of the installation will be adorned with a colourful collage of their most recognised designs. Countless graphic props such as [t]he Marauder’s Map and Black [f]amily [t]apestry have now become iconic designs. Fans and visitors will be greeted with a magical feast for the eyes.

Not only will fans be able to purchase some of their favorite prints in stationery and accessories inspired by the movies, but they will also get a chance to meet the artists themselves. Both Miraphora and Eduardo will be at the stand during the following times to meet with fans and talk all things graphic design and Potter.

  • Thursday, June 27: 12–1:30 p.m; 3–4:30 p.m., and 5:30–7 p.m
  • Friday, June 28: 12–1:30 p.m and 3–4:30 p.m
  • Saturday, June 29: 12–1:30 p.m, 3–4:30 p.m., and 5:30–7 p.m

The pair will also be appearing on an exclusive panel at the Thunder Theatre on Friday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m.

As well as an appearance from MinaLima, CCXP Cologne attendees can experience more Potter magic with the official Wizarding World shop in collaboration with pop-culture retailer Elbenwald. A range of merchandise will be on sale, including replica wants, apparel, accessories, and sweet treats. Most excitingly, this shop will also include a Hagrid’s hut photo opportunity!

 

 

Tickets for CCXP Cologne are on sale now and can be purchased here.

MuggleNet will be attending CCXP Cologne, so make sure to check out our coverage of the weekend!

Press Release

MinaLima, graphic designers of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, at the inaugural ComicCon CCXP Cologne

Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 June 2019

Koelnmesse, Hall 7, Stand E-023

(London, June 2019) London-based graphic design studio MinaLima, founded by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, will present a selling installation at the inaugural ComicCon CCXP Cologne, 27-30 June 2019.

Renowned for creating enchanting visitor experiences at their galleries and events, MinaLima’s exhibit will showcase a curated collection of their designs from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.

Miraphora and Eduardo have designed a vivid and visually immersive homage to their 18-year journey through the eight films of the [w]izarding [w]orld. The walls of the installation will be adorned with a colourful collage of their most recognised designs. Countless graphic props such as [t]he Marauder’s Map and Black [f]amily [t]apestry have now become iconic designs. Fans and visitors will be greeted with a magical feast for the eyes.

The showpiece will be a curated selection of 35 collectible graphic art prints from the studio’s vast collection of nearly 300 prints. Also on display will be MinaLima-designed posters, stationery and accessories; all items feature artwork from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.

Miraphora and Eduardo will be available to meet fans at their stand in Hall 7 throughout the Comic Con and will participate in an exclusive panel on Friday 28 June, 6.30pm at the Thunder Theatre.

In this panel, they will share insights into their role as graphic designers for the Wizarding World film series, outlining typical tasks and challenges and the process of taking a graphic prop from script to screen. Images of their work will be projected throughout the panel. During the panel, questions are welcome from the audience regarding MinaLima’s broader experience designing for the Wizarding World, from publishing to their involvement in Universal Orlando Resort’s [t]he Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.

Meet & Greet Times:

Miraphora and Eduardo will meet fans at the MinaLima stand E-023 in Hall 7 on:

Thursday 27 June: 12-1.30pm; 3-4.30pm and 5.30-7pm

Friday 28 June: 12-1.30pm and 3-4.30pm

Saturday 29 June: 12-1.30pm; 3-4.30pm and 5.30-7pm

Panel:

Friday 28 June, 6.30pm at the Thunder Theatre

About MinaLima

Miraphora Mina graduated in Theatre Design from London’s Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in 1987. Eduardo Lima graduated in 1997 in Visual Communications from Pontifical Universidad e Catolica, Rio de Janeiro.

They joined forces in 2002 to take up the artistic challenge that was proposed to them: to imagine and create the graphic universe of the Harry Potter film series. Since then they have shared a common artistic passion and have developed the entire graphic style of all the Harry Potter movies. This fruitful and successful collaboration led them to form their own design studio, MinaLima, specialising in graphic design and illustration.

Since finishing their work on the Harry Potter films and founding their studio in 2009, Miraphora and Eduardo have continued their involvement in the Harry Potter franchise through numerous design commissions. They spent two years designing all the graphic elements for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort, as well as designing award-winning publications for the brand.

In 2015, MinaLima entered a new chapter of the Wizarding World, designing the graphic props for the Fantastic Beasts film series.

Their latest venture is the launch of two dedicated MinaLima galleries and stores, showcasing their entire treasury of graphic works. House of MinaLima in London and Osaka seek to create an experiential space, celebrating the idiosyncrasies of their work for the Wizarding World franchise as well as their own creations.

Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!