Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Silmarillion Illuminated

From Makezine:
[A] German art student, Benjamin Harff, decided, for his exam at the Academy of Arts, to do something only slightly ambitious — to hand-illuminate and bind a copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Silmarillion. It took him six months of work. In very 21st century elvish-monk style, he hand-illuminated the text which had been printed on his home Canon inkjet printer. He worked with a binder to assemble the resulting book. (Read more.)

1 comment:

The North Coast said...

How beautiful!

Many people, especially young people, are reviving exquisite crafts such as this. I predict that more people will participate in this revival over the next few decades as the ephemeral nature of so much of what we've crafted in the past 100 years becomes evident, and we must rebuild our wrecked cities from scratch.