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.
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.
Based on the
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Student brief and type design