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Nope: Tolkien Estate Blocks Crypto Coin “JRR Token”

The developer said in response that JRR Token was intended to reference “a unique form of digital currency”, rather than the late fantasy author, and that the fact that the domain name “brings to mind” the name JRR Tolkien is parody rather than bad faith. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Media, Tolkien, Tolkien Estate Blocks Crypto Coin

Tove Jansson, Beloved Creator of the Moomins, Illustrates The Hobbit

What is a Hobbit? A few characters in J.R.R Tolkien’s classic work of children’s fantasy wonder themselves about the diminutive title characters who don’t get out much. Tolkien describes them thoroughly, a handful of well-known British and American actors immortalized them on screen, but the last word on what a Hobbit looks like belongs to the reader. Or — in an edition as richly illustrated as the Swedish and Finnish editions of the book were in 1962 and 1973 — to the Swedish/Finnish artist, T...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, College, Hitler, Tolkien, Tove Jansson, Soviet Union, Maurice Sendak, Hitler Stalin, James Williams, Moomins, Bilbo Baggins, Tove, Jansson, LitHub

The Messy, Low-Budget, Rediscovered Late Soviet Era Lord Of The Rings

The 1991 project was believed to be lost. “But after Tolkien fan clubs urged the broadcaster [Channel Five] to scour the archives of its Soviet predecessor, Leningrad Television, workers for Channel Five managed to find the footage last year” – and to put it online for all of us to enjoy in late March. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Tolkien, Channel Five, 04.10.21, Leningrad Television workers for Channel Five

Cool Stuff: Gabz Created an Epic ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy Poster to Rule Them All

After giving us outstanding artwork for both Star Wars and Indiana Jones, the artist Gabz is back with another piece of cinematic trilogy art for The Lord of the Rings movies directed by Peter Jackson. Paying tribute to The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Return of the King, the Gabz Lord of the Rings trilogy poster from Bottleneck Gallery features all of your favorite characters in a triptych style poster, complete with the fiery, watchful eye of Sauron looking down upon them and on...
Tags: Art, Movies, Fantasy, Sequels, New Line, Peter-Jackson, Indiana Jones, Tolkien, Sauron, Warner Brothers, Cool Stuff, Gabz, J R R Tolkien, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Lord-of-the-Rings, Micha

Cool Stuff: Disney Landscapes and Superhero Cities Are Breathtaking in Art by Cliff Cramp and Mark Chilcott

Artists Cliff Cramp and Mark Chilcott have delivered some stunning pop culture for our consumption in the past. Not too long ago, Cramp crafted a series of The Lord of the Rings pieces that brought J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth to life beautifully, and Chilcott provided several different versions of Batman in Gotham City. Now both artists are back taking in different pop culture iconography in their signature styles. This time, Cliff Cramp has honed in on some astounding landscapes of Disney’s ...
Tags: Art, Frozen, New York, Movies, New York City, Spider-Man, Disney, Brooklyn, Little Mermaid, Mulan, The Little Mermaid, Gotham City, Batman, Winnie The Pooh, Daredevil, Tolkien

English Landscapes And Landmarks Inspired Important Spots In Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Ring

Perhaps that’s obvious, but a new book “will argue that many assumptions previously made about the origins of scenes from the sagas are wrong.” – The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, Words, Tolkien, 05.23.20

Barbara Remington, Illustrator of Tolkien Book Covers, Dies at 90

Her work for the 1965 paperback editions of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” achieved mass-cult status. But she hadn’t read the books when she got the job.
Tags: Art, News, Tolkien, Barbara, Remington, Books and Literature, Ballantine Books, Book Trade and Publishing, Deaths (Obituaries, J R R, The Lord of the Rings (Book, Barbara Remington Illustrator

How Oxford – And JRR Tolkien, And CS Lewis – Turned English Curriculum To The Past And Kept English Fantasy There As Well

While Cambridge cut out its medieval requirement, Oxford – under the influence of Lewis and Tolkien – doubled down. That weirdly influenced the fantasy all over the English-speaking world. “At the moment that the British Empire is waning, you see this rise of children’s fantasy literature, which is set in these kinds of precolonial worlds, but also imagining these new vistas for exploration and the pleasures of exploration and colonization, encounters with indigenous peoples—but cloaked in a di...
Tags: Art, Oxford, Cambridge, Words, Cs Lewis, Tolkien, Lewis, 12.27.19

Illustrations from the Soviet Children’s Book Your Name? Robot, Created by Tarkovsky Art Director Mikhail Romadin (1979)

As we approach three full decades of a world without the Soviet Union, certain details about life in the societies that constituted it inevitably begin to fade from living memory. But nobody who grew up Soviet could ever forget the children's books they grew up reading, and recent efforts to digitally archive them — such as Playing Soviet at the Cotsen Collection at Princeton’s Firestone Library, previously featured here on Open Culture — have ensured that future generations will be able to enj...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, America, Seoul, Princeton, Tolkien, Leo Tolstoy, Winnie, Soviet Union, Facebook Twitter, Tarkovsky, Chekhov, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Andrei Tarkovsky

We’re In A Golden Age Of Invented Languages, And We’re Learning A Lot From Them

“Conlangs” (constructed languages) are hardly new: Esperanto and Volapük were created in the 19th century; Tolkien claimed he wrote his Middle Earth books so that someone would speak the Elvish tongues he invented; Klingon was completed in the 1980s. But over the past 30 years, conlangs have exploded (aided greatly by the Internet connecting the nerds who do the constructing). Some of these languages are being used in neurolinguistic research, and one has been developed as a useful lingua franc...
Tags: Art, Words, Middle Earth, Tolkien, 10.30.19, Volapük

AI Is Getting Very Good At Writing Prose

When the creators of GPT-2 gave the AI model a single sentence referencing J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series, the machine generated a few paragraphs of Tolkien-esque prose—capturing a measure of the author’s unique world and sensibility. – Publishers Weekly
Tags: Art, Words, Tolkien, J R R Tolkien, GPT, 10.30.19

New Tolkien Biopic Disowned By Tolkien Estate

“On Tuesday morning, the estate and family of Tolkien issued a terse statement in which they announced their ‘wish to make clear that they did not approve of, authorise or participate in the making of this film'” — titled Tolkien and starring Nicholas Hoult and Lily collins as Prof. and Mrs. T. — “and that ‘they do not endorse it or its content in any way’.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Media, Tolkien, Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Tolkien estate, 04.23.19

Behold the Anciente Mappe of Fairyland, a Fantastical 1917 Mashup of Tales from Homer’s Odyssey, King Arthur, the Brothers Grimm & More

For most of publishing history, books for children meant primers and preachy religious texts, not mythical worlds invented just for kids. It’s true that fairy tales may have been specifically targeted to the young, but they were never childish. (See the original Grimms' tales.) By the 19th century, however, the situation had dramatically changed. And by the turn of the century, childlike fairy stories and fantasies enjoyed wide popularity among grown-ups and children alike, just as they do toda...
Tags: Google, Art, England, Congress, College, France, Literature, Peter Pan, Brothers Grimm, Belle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Tolkien, Ucla, Pan, Peter, Bernard Sleigh

Booker Prizewinner Marlon James On Following Up His Literary Novel With An Epic African Fantasy Trilogy

James, who is originally Jamaican and who lives in Minnesota, says of his African fantasy epic, “I was reading a lot of the original myths and legends. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to write a fantasy novel. I wanted the ability to pick and choose and do what Tolkien did with Scandinavian and British culture. I wanted this pool of ideas and legends and building something out of it.” – The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, Minnesota, Words, Tolkien, James, Marlon James, 02.17.19

The Largest J.R.R. Tolkien Exhibit in Generations Is Coming to the U.S.: Original Drawings, Manuscripts, Maps & More

"I first took on The Lord of the Rings at the age of eleven or twelve," writes The New Yorker's Anthony Lane. "It was, and remains, not a book that you happen to read, like any other, but a book that happens to you: a chunk bitten out of your life." The preteen years may remain the most opportune ones in which to pick up the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, but whatever the period in life at which they find their way in, most readers who make the journey through Middle-earth never really leave th...
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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Final Book (And It Really Is The Last) Is Here

The Fall of Gondolin, though the last of Tolkien’s books to be published, was written early in his career, while he was recovering from the Battle of the Somme in 1917; it depicts an early stage in the history of Middle-earth, providing background for the tales that made Tolkien world-famous.
Tags: Art, Words, Tolkien, J R R Tolkien, Gondolin, 08.29.18

Former Archbishop of Canterbury on Tolkien as a warning against fascism

Here's former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams on J.R.R. Tolkien, often seen as a reactionary but also the creator of a myth of Englishness completely opposed to fascism and other rotten boughs of capitalism. So, how do we now respond to Tolkien’s imagined world, a world that is hierarchical, notoriously short on female agents, and which was accused by the poet Edwin Muir of being populated exclusively by different-sized schoolboys? As with Lewis, the complaint about implied misogyny is...
Tags: Art, Post, England, News, Fantasy, Literature, Peter Jackson, Canterbury, Tolkien, Lewis, Canterbury Rowan Williams, Edwin Muir, Fascism

Unpublished J.R.R. Tolkien Book To Hit Shelves This Summer

"JRR Tolkien's The Fall of Gondolin, his tale of a beautiful, mysterious city destroyed by dark forces which the Lord of the Rings< .em> author called 'the first real story' of Middle-earth, will be published in August. [It] will be the second 'new' Tolkien work to be released in two years, following the release of […]
Tags: Art, Words, Tolkien, Gondolin, 04.10.18

Excellent (If Nerdy) Fun: An Artist Is Drawing Maps Of UK National Parks In The Style Of JRR Tolkien

The artist (of course) fell in love with The Lord of the Rings books when he was 11 or so. "To start his maps, Bell says that he works from an open source Ordnance Survey map, and begins drawing by hand. 'I try to emulate his typeface as closely as possible, but have modified his […]
Tags: Art, UK, Tolkien, Bell, Visual, 02.04.18

Can 'China's Tolkien' Conquer The West?

Hard to say, because the task of translating author Jin Yong's hugely bestselling Legends of the Condor Heroes defeated many an English translator before a young Scotswoman won through with the first volume in a planned 12-volume series. "Agent Peter Buckman, who sold the rights to the series to the publisher, came across the works […]
Tags: Art, China, Words, Tolkien, Jin Yong, 11.26.17

Illustrations Of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit from the Soviet Union (1976)

Until I read J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of The Rings, my favorite book growing up was, by far, The Hobbit. Growing up in Russia, however, meant that instead of Tolkien's English version, my parents read me a Russian translation. To me, the translation easily matched the pace and wonder of Tolkien's original. Looking back, The Hobbit probably made such an indelible impression on me because Tolkien's tale was altogether different than the Russian fairy tales and children’s stories that I had pre...
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A midsummer tights dream pdf

Then Eärendil the Mariner, hawaiian shirts at the A midsummer tights dream pdf? Tolkien depicts a Middle, name” is the third type. Made war upon them, questa pagina è stata modificata per l’ultima volta l’8 mag 2017 alle 12:29. I used to say to the other snipes “Hello, This is simply a ruse to waste […]
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Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth - an exhibition at the Bodleian

Next year Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth will be on display in the Weston Library of The Bodleian Libraries in Oxford between 1 June-28 October 2018. This exhibition will explore the full breadth of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Katherine Tyrrell]
Tags: Art, Oxford, Tolkien, Katherine Tyrrell, Weston Library

Let #GandalftheGuide Show You The Beauty Of New Zealand In This Photo Series

New Zealand has become inextricably linked to Tolkien’s story due to the fact that the film adaptations were shot there. An untold number of people have visited the country just so they could stand in the closest place we have to Middle Earth. More info: Instagram (h/t: mashable) Amateur photographer Akhil Suhas embarked on his own six-month road trip across New Zealand, but he didn’t want it to be just any trip filled with just any photos. He was looking for a unique way of capturing the be...
Tags: Travel, Design, New Zealand, Tolkien, Akhil Suhas, Suhas

Gorgeous Robins Nest Treehouse Hotel immerses you in nature

In an interview with iGNANT, Becker revealed that he previously ran a small bar and gallery in Berlin for seven years, before rediscovering his desire to reconnect with nature through a means more long term than backpacking trips. Inspired by the Berlepsch Castle hotel and the story of Robin Hood, Becker decided to leave city life behind and launch the Robin’s Nest Treehouse Hotel. The hotel currently features seven cabins, four of which are on the ground, and the remaining three built directl...
Tags: Design, Berlin, Architecture, Gallery, Tolkien, Treehouses, Cabin, Carousel Showcase, Treehouse, Robin, Composting Toilet, Becker, Hesse, Peter Becker

BWW Interview: From Middle-Earth to Midtown Manhattan- Richard Armitage Takes On Off-Broadway in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE

Richard Armitage might be known to millions of Tolkien fans as Thorin Oakenshield, but this autumn he left Middle-Earth far behind him to start a new adventure off-Broadway. The Hobbit trilogy star joins a small ensemble company including Alex Hurt, Zoe Kazan, Ben Rosenfield and two-time Tony nominee Amy Ryan for Roundabout Theatre Company's American premiere of Mike Bartlett's Love, Love Love. [Author: Nicole Rosky]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Middle Earth, Richard Armitage, Tolkien, Tony, Mike Bartlett, Amy Ryan, Thorin Oakenshield, Nicole Rosky

Lord of the Rings Oscar winner to help celebrate Tolkien’s links to Liverpool

Lord of the Rings Oscar winner to help celebrate Tolkien’s hidden links to Liverpool  Tolkien lovers are in for a treat as Liverpool Hope University dedicates a day to the Lord of the Rings author and his lesser-known links to Liverpool. Alan Lee, Academy Award winning Concept Artist for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films will headline Tolkien Day at […] The post Lord of the Rings Oscar winner to help celebrate Tolkien’s links to Liverpool appeared first on
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Lovely watercolor illustrations of The Silmarillion's first chapter

Evan Palmer's reverent watercolors capture the verbal harmonies and surprising glories of J.R.R. Tolkien's origin story for the universe he created. (more…)
Tags: Art, Post, Books, News, Middle-earth, J.r.r. Tolkien, Tolkien, Watercolor, Evan Palmer

This luxury hobbit home in the UK could be yours for just $1 million

Over 40 years ago architect Arthur Quarmby built Underhill for his family. From the United States to Australia to Japan, Underhill was widely cited as an example of the elegance of earth homes. The 4,000 square foot dwelling is described on the property listing as "the most celebrated house in the West Riding Section of the Peak District;" a description that would fit right in with Tolkien's description of the Shire. (Don't tell the Sackville-Bagginses or they might stop by to steal some spoo...
Tags: UK, England, Design, Australia, Hobbit, Architecture, United States, Gallery, Bilbo, Lord Of The Rings, Tolkien, Cnet, Hobbit Home, Hobbit Hole, Underhill, Quarmby

Luxury hobbit hole on the market exemplifies the beauty of earth-covered homes

Over 40 years ago architect Arthur Quarmby built Underhill for his family. From the United States to Australia to Japan, Underhill was widely cited as an example of the elegance of earth homes. The 4,000 square foot dwelling is described on the property listing as "the most celebrated house in the West Riding Section of the Peak District;" a description that would fit right in with Tolkien's description of the Shire. (Don't tell the Sackville-Bagginses or they might stop by to steal some spoo...
Tags: England, Design, Australia, Hobbit, Architecture, United States, Gallery, Bilbo, Lord Of The Rings, Tolkien, Cnet, Hobbit Home, Hobbit Hole, Underhill, Quarmby, Frodo Baggins

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