J.R.R. Tolkien's Silmarillion as an Illuminated Manuscript

Benjamin Harff, a German art student, spent a year creating a copy of The Silmarillion in the tradition of medieval European illuminated manuscripts. Most of the text itself is typed, but the elaborate calligraphy is Harff's own work. Click on the link to see some amazing works of calligraphy.

Link -via Nerdcore | Photo: Tolkien Library

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For hard work and beauty, beats a steampunk anything hands down. Though, not quite as glittery as rhinestones on an iPhone.

I agree about the Silmarillion. Sometimes, they're not all best-seller material.
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