Monday, 19 September 2011

German student creates an illuminated edition of THE SILMARILLION

German art student Benjamin Harff has created an illuminated, medieval-style edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion. The project was part of Harff's course at the Academy of Arts in Hennef, Germany.


The Tolkien Library website has an extensive interview with Harff here about the project. At the moment there is only one copy in existence, but Harff has plans to contact HarperCollins and the Tolkien Estate about seeing if there is a commercial application.

Nice. Though I suspect even a mass-produced version would be extremely expensive :-)

8 comments:

Eosphoros said...

Unfortunately, the typography of the main text seems rather poor. The art is stunning, though!

Anonymous said...

Did the Tolkien Estate sue him already?

Raquel said...

It is a lovely piece!

Akhen1khan2 aka Jack Eason said...

Being a Tolkien aficionado from way back, it makes me wonder why it hasn't been done before. I would love to have a copy. :)

Mark Lawrence said...

I like it. More fantasy should be produced as leather bound tomes with locking clasps and illuminations. A monastery should be founded immediately to meet demand.

underext7 said...

Mark Lawrence said it best... "Leather bound tomes" Agreed good sir agreed...

Anonymous said...

I'd pay a hell of a lot for any Tolkien books published like that. Totally awesome

Anonymous said...

I want one so bad!