After Designing for “Fantastic Beasts”, MinaLima Claim 1920s as Their Favorite Era

A new graphic design offering from MinaLima was one of the first pieces of news released after we learned that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would become a film trilogy. In the years since, we’ve anxiously waited to find out just exactly what happens to Newt in New York City – but we’ve also been excited to get a glimpse of what Potter alumni Eduardo Lima and Miraphora Mina dream up for the graphic design of the 1920s wizarding world.

It didn’t take long for the pair to fall in love with the decade of speakeasies and flappers. Eduardo says the era has quickly become their favorite one:

We always used to say the fifties or the sixties were our favourite era, but no – since working on this movie, the twenties are just everything.

The pair has been researching the era for over a year, Eduardo shares, visiting New York City and other locations for prohibition-era inspiration. Says Mira,

We went to the State Archives in New York to sift through the kinds of things that are mostly useless to everyone else. Everything from business cards and tickets to receipts, stamps and posters. A couple of months later, we went to the opening of Harry Potter: The Exhibition in Paris, and we spent four hours in this little Parisian shop going through more things from the era of this film.

The results of their months and months of research have resulted in an office covered with pictures of 1920s ephemera – we can’t wait to see how it all transfers to the screen in November!

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Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.