It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo.

January 04, 2012

I recently did some typography design for the Ink and Fairydust magazine-- my all-time favorite Lord of the Rings quote.

 The typography will be featured as part of an article on the importance of fairytales. Enjoy your SNEAK PEEK at the January/February issue!

The article didn't include my favorite part of the quote (and I'm going to talk to the other staff about including it...)

Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?

Sam: That's there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for.

This quote has always meant a lot to me. You can see how much it inspired my Frodo and Sam drawing (which, in my opinion, I've yet to top... not because it's a brilliant drawing, but because it's brilliant subject matter. Thank you, Tolkien!) If you want to see the picture larger, click here.

And since I'm in the process of giving the world sneak-peeks, just look at this gorgeous cover artwork for the Jan/Feb issue! I'm very excited to announce that two incredibly talented young illustrators have joined the Ink and Fairydust crew. This painting was done by Mary Sullivan (check out her art blog!).

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  1. Awwww! The cover looks smashing! I am really excited for this issue. :)

  2. Beautiful! Just curious, which fonts did you use?

  3. Jellyka and Nyala-- you have to pay for Jellyka to use it for anything but private use.

  4. Mary Sullivan? She goes to our church, I know her!

  5. You are so inspiring! I love art, Lord of the Rings, and fairies, so you tie all those things together for me!


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