MiraLima were the graphic designers on the Harry Potter film series. They created all sorts of printed materials for use within the films as props, and they have just launched a collection of limited edition fine art prints of those props, which are available at The Printorium. I was intrigued to find out more about what makes them tick...
What’s the most important thing to know about you?
M: I get extremely "hangry" (hungry + angry!)
E: I’m very loyal.
Describe a really good day and a really bad day in the life of Miraphora Mina?
M: A good day is crossing the pedestrian bridge at Waterloo early in the morning, being productive (in anything), being silly with my son and best friend. A bad day is waking up too early, being stuck on the underground or stuck for ideas.
Describe a really good day and a really bad day in the life of Eduardo Lima?
E: A good day is a routine Saturday with my beloved in Crouch End; food shopping, pilates & second-hand book hunting. A bad day is when things don’t go according to plan!
What inspires your ideas?
Both: Looking, looking, looking... and laughing.
Describe the process you go through to turn your ideas into products.
Both: Hard work, imagination and laughter.
What advice would you give to an aspiring Graphic Designer
Both: A combination of the above. Grasp challenges, and stay light-hearted. Buy yourself one new reference book every week, on ANY subject that captures your imagination... oh, and don’t leave everything to the last minute!
Desert island design time; which three designed items could you not live without?
Scalpel Knife with 10A blade
A nibbed pen - with ink
What are you most proud of?
M: My son, and creating employment for talented young designers
E: Carving a life for myself in a new country with my beloved.
What’s next for you?
The printorium.com. Unusual publishing collaborations with Harper Design & Chronicle Books.
And, finally, what’s your favourite colour?!