Stack Your Holiday Wish List with These “Crimes of Grindelwald” Titles from Harper Design

Remember those awesome Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald tie-in books we showed you back in September? Now that the film has been released, you have a chance to peek inside and see if you want to add any of them to your holiday wish lists!

Of the four titles – The Archive of Magic: The Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald; Lights, Camera, Magic!: The Making of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald; The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald; and The Crimes of Grindelwald: Magical Adventure Coloring BookThe Archive of Magic by Signe Bergstrom is the clear standout title.



This book is in the popular “scrapbook” style of the last few years, with fun prop reproductions interspersed throughout its pages. If you want a closer look at Credence’s adoption certificate or Newt’s Ministry of Magic identification card, you’ll definitely want to check out The Archive of Magic. Of the Harper Design titles, this one focuses the most on MinaLima’s graphic design work. You can get your copy here, and check out some interior images below.



If The Archive of Magic is the place to indulge your love for all things graphic design, then The Art of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald by Dermot Power is the book you’ll want if you love nerding out about concept art and set design.



Since the beasts themselves are one of the most challenging parts of imagining the visual world of Fantastic Beasts, they feature prominently in this book. There’s also quite a bit of coverage of the film’s architecture, wizarding and otherwise, and a lovely large foldout of the French Ministry’s celestial ceiling. It’s really a beautiful book, and you can get a copy here.


Lights, Camera, Magic! by Ian Nathan is another beautiful book at a lower price point than The Archive of Magic or The Art of Fantastic Beasts. Compared to the other two, which are geared toward nuanced knowledge of the film and its making, Lights, Camera, Magic! serves as more of a companion to the film, featuring spreads about the major characters and sharing behind-the-scenes knowledge about how the film was made and what went down on set. You can get your copy here.




Finally, while the adult coloring book craze isn’t at the height it was a couple of years ago, you won’t want to miss the Crimes of Grindelwald iteration. This coloring book maintains the high level of quality we’ve come to expect from wizarding coloring books, with highlights that include an oversized Circus Arcanus spread and beautiful stylized MinaLima art just waiting for your artistic expertise. You can order your copy right here.




Now that you know a little more about what’s inside each book, you can decide which ones make the top of your list this holiday season. In our case, it was all of them, but perhaps you’ll have more luck deciding!

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.