MinaLima reimagines The Secret Garden through updated illustrations for Harper Collins

6 July 2018

Design studio MinaLima reimagine classic children’s book through updated illustrations for Harper Collins.

The series includes Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, The Beauty and The Beast, The Little Mermaid and Other Fairytales, and The Secret Garden. Available in editions of 250, the art prints are numbered, embossed and signature-stamped.

In the distinctive MinaLima style, the lavish hardcover is debossed and gold foiled and include interactive elements via pop-outs and other features which include a hand-drawn map of the garden, foldout letters, and a rotating dial of seasonal plants.

Speaking on the designs, they tell It’s Nice That, “With our Illustrated Classics series, we were working with age-old tales which we have been loved by so many generations, so it was important to us to create beautiful, detailed artwork and interactive features and also make these books special, prized possessions which are cherished for years and passed from a parent to their child and from a friend to another along with the stories.”

“In our Illustrated Classics Gallery at House of MinaLima, we wanted to bring the magical world we read about in these wonderful stories, to the heart of London. The readers and visitors are fully immersed in a very theatrical space. Over the summer holidays we hope to see many young children bury themselves in a corner of our gallery and immersive themselves in our books and the space we have created for them.”

The design studio is the brainchild of Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima who are best known for their work on developing the graphic style for the Harry Potter films.

The Secret Garden book is accompanied by 17 limited edition art prints featuring original illustrations from the book. They can be found at MinaLima and are set for general UK release this September.


The Secret Garden – MinaLima


The Secret Garden – MinaLima


The Jungle Book – MinaLima


The Little Mermaid – MinaLima

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