Monday, 28 January 2013

The Hobbit & The Lord of The Rings - album design / illustration









Album design and cover illustration for a collection of music from The Hobbit & The Lord of The Rings trilogy performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

For this release I wanted to capture more of the folky/fantasy elements to Tolkien's work than that of Peter Jackson's big screen adaptation. For this I decided to be a little obscure with the imagery, hinting at, rather than spelling out, some key aspects to the tales of Middle-earth.

The idea for the cover illustration came to me while re-watching the opening scenes to "The Fellowship of The Ring" whereby Gandalf creates an apparition of a ship from his pipe smoke. From here I began toying with the idea of creating a detailed image and hiding subtle elements within it.

"In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees"

Released on 4 February 2013, available from:
Silva Screen
Amazon

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***UPDATE (1st August 2020)***
This CD is now out of press, and not so widely available to purchase as it once was. However, for those with a continued interest (I thank you), I have made the artwork available for the first time as a print on my Red Bubble profile in various sizes and formats...



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this is maybe my favorite depiction of lotr art. Thank you for creating a beautiful representation of a work I love.

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