Friday, March 30, 2012

The Hobbit 75th Anniversary Edition

This was just a book cover assignment for school, but for me it meant a lot more.

This new curvalinear style you've seen me doing was originally inspired by several things, most importantly this painting by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Hobbit is probably my favorite story of all time. and has been extremely inspiring and influential to my work.

So here is what I think would be an awesome cover to celebrate the 75th anniversary of this epic tale.

Hopefully I don't have to explain it, but my intent was to make the title an ambigram and make the 4 corner words (spelling out the less well known full title of the book) rotate encouraging the viewer to actually rotate the book and literally go "there and back again"


  1. Wes, I just discovered your art tonight. I'm going to repeat myself with something I just posted a bit ago in your deviant art gallery. I went looking for artist whose art makes me feel something similar to What Justin Gerard's art does for me... and I found you. I see he is on your influence map and it shows. Not that your art feels just like his. It is definitely your own, but it is similar in all the right ways.

    And I LOVE this cover. Keep up the good work, and God bless you.


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