THE LORD OF THE RINGS BOOK COVERS


The brief on this project was simple, create a series of book covers for the epic ‘The Lord of the Rings’. But without falling back on the usual fantasy imagery.

I decided to make this purely typographic, using a custom typeface of my own design, inspired by the runic symbols, which Tolkien himself used to create the languages of the world. 

fellowship of the ring.jpg
the two towers.jpg
the return of the king.jpg
Spine mockup.jpg
fellowship of the ring reverse.png

Consulting the runes

I created a typeface based all around ancient runic languages, the same ones that Tolkien himself used as inspiration in creating the languages of Middle-earth. 

ANRU lettering.jpg
norse runes.jpg

Based on the 

ancient runes of 

Norse culture

Student brief and type design