The Depths

The Potterberg

Client, a schoolteacher, showed me a popular internet meme image of a building that appeared mostly submerged in water, accompanied by the text "the movie" at the top and "the book" at the bottom. She asked if I could make something similar using Hogwarts for her to hang in her classroom.

Playing off the "tip of the iceberg" visual metaphor, I worked from a stock photo of the Hogwarts scale model at Universal Studios London and altered the foreground/background with images and color manipulations to introduce an underwater effect, as well as constructing snowfall and snow accumulation above the water line. I utilized an open-source Harry Potter-inspired font for the captions and stylized them with layer styles to mimic the appearance of title treatments used in the popular film series.