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Classic Hildebrandt Artwork Exclusively Available in New Formats

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To the Death – Eowyn and Nazgul

Rare and Unique Items from Greg and Tim Hildebrandt Available Now!

Back in the 1970′s Greg and Tim Hildebrandt created 3 Tolkien themed calendars for Ballantine Books, beginning around the time of the 25th anniversary of the publishing of ‘The Lord of the Rings’. During this resurgence of popularity for Tolkien’s collective works, those calendars provided an entire generation’s vision of Middle-earth and all the characters within. Since the release of those calendars, very few alternative versions of those images have been available outside of the calendars and a few art books. Greg and Tim were always very particular about the quality of how their art was showcased. That is all changing, much of this work is now being released in multiple formats that meet with Greg’s exacting standards. (more…)

Posted in Artwork, Books, Books Publications, Calendar, Calendars, Calendars, Characters, Collectibles, Fans, Fellowship of the Ring, Hobbit Book, J.R.R. Tolkien, LotR Books, Miscellaneous, Other Merchandise, Posters Prints, Return of the King, Shop, The Hobbit, The Two Towers, Tolkien

New illustrated edition of The Hobbit now available

Yesterday saw not only the launch of the new The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug trailer, but also another exciting release for Tolkien fans – the publication of the latest edition of the book which started it all!  You may remember TORn’s post about Jemima Catlin, the young illustrator behind the first new illustrated edition of The Hobbit since Alan Lee’s iconic version in 1997.  (Catlin is also the featured illustrator for the 2014 Tolkien Calendar.)

This book is now available for purchase in the US!  (It was released by HarperCollins in the UK in September.)  It’s a beautiful edition.  The hardcover, with cloth binding, is charmingly old fashioned, and the cover illustrations have gold accents, which shimmer with the promise of the magic contained within.  Catlin’s images are a combination of pencil, ink and watercolour; there are many little pictures decorating the text, as well as more than ten full page, full colour pieces.  The story is interpretated in lively, delightful drawings which show a new interpretation of old friends.

This is an edition to treasure, and would particularly be a wonderful introduction to The Hobbit for children.  It’s a great reminder that, as spectacular as the movies are, the enchantment began in the pages of a fabulous book.  If you’re thinking about holiday shopping already, add this to the list!  I for one feel I can never have too many editions of The Hobbit; this beautiful new edition is certainly worth adding to your collection.

[Click here to order the new illustrated edition of The Hobbit.] [Click here to order the 2014 Tolkien Calendar]

 

Posted in Books, Books Publications, Calendars, Calendars, Hobbit Book, J.R.R. Tolkien, Merchandise, Shop, The Hobbit, Tolkien

Another Smaug to enjoy – and a calendar and new Hobbit edition to preorder!

hobbit 2014It may only be the end of May, but many of us have already been thinking ahead to the end of the year, as we speculate about The Desolation of Smaug and wonder just how that dragon will look.  Publishers HarperCollins are clearly thinking ahead too – it’s already possible to preorder their Tolkien Calendar 2014!  This year the calendar features illustrations by British artist Jemima Catlin, and the ‘wicked worm’ himself takes pride of place on the cover.  It’s great to see another take on the magnificent fellow!

Catlin is also the artist for a brand new illustrated edition of The Hobbit, which will be released this Fall and will contain 150 new, colour illustrations.  More visual goodies from Middle-earth!  You can preorder both the book and the calendar at Amazon – click on the links below!

[Pre-order Tolkien Calendar 2014]   [Pre-order new Illustrated Hobbit]

Thanks to ringer spy Bomby for the heads up!

Posted in Books, Books Publications, Calendars, Calendars, Hobbit Book, Merchandise, Shop, The Hobbit, Tolkien

“Beyond Bree” 2013 Calendar: Evil in Middle-earth

Beyond_Bree_Calendar_2013_colour_flyer“Beyond Bree” has created a new calendar for 2013, a special limited edition featuring amazing artists!  There are only a *very few* remaining, so here is your last chance to get a great Tolkien calendar and also support the J.R.R. Tolkien Special Interest Group of American Mensa: BEYOND BREE. *UPDATE:  These calendars have all sold out as of 10 January 2013!

It is time to shine a light on the dark creatures of Tolkien’s world with this breathtaking collection of international art featuring: Anke Eissmann, Sylvia Hunnewell, Tim Kirk, Octo Kwan, Nancy Martsch, Jef Murray, Ted Nasmith, Colin Williams, Maciej Wygnanski, Patrick H. Wynne and more!

The calendar contains both colour and black & white works and has both Middle-earth dates and real world holidays. It will be 11 x 8 1/2 inches, opening to 11 x 17 inches.

THERE ARE LESS THAN TEN QUANTITY LEFT – so now is the time to get yourself a lovely calendar!

Pricing: $20 plus shipping – USA $2.00, the rest of the world $5.00.
For PayPal orders please add $1.00.
Send PayPal payments (in USD) to: beyondbree (at) yahoo (dot) com

Send check or postal money order (in USD drawn on a US bank) to:
Nancy Martsch, PO Box 55372, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413, USA.
Or send currency (at your own risk, in a sturdy envelope).

For more details, please e-mail: beyondbree (at) yahoo (dot) com

UPDATE:  These calendars have all sold out as of 10 January 2013!

Posted in Calendars, Calendars, Creations, Fans, Hobbit Book, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, Merchandise, Other Tolkien books, Shop, Silmarillion, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien

Announcing the BEYOND BREE 2012 Calendar

There is a delightful Newsletter of the J.R.R. Tolkien Special Interest Group of American Mensa called “Beyond Bree” and — lo and behold! — they have assembled a wonderful new calendar for 2012!  Their new wall calendar features art focused on the Elves of Tolkien’s Middle-earth: with classic pieces from Beyond Bree’s past as well as new works by a host of artists from around the globe, including: Paula DiSante, Sylvia Hunnewell, Tim Kirk, Octo Kwan, Ted Nasmith, and many more! The colour and B&W calendar will have both Middle-earth dates and real world holidays. It will be 11 x 8 1/2 inches, opening to 11 x 17 inches.  $20 plus shipping – USA $2.00, the rest of the world $5.00. PayPal orders will also be taken with a $1.00 surcharge. Send PayPal payments (in USD) to: beyondbree@yahoo.com  Send check or money order (in USD, drawn on a US bank) to: Nancy Martsch, PO Box 55372, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413, USA; or send currency (at your own risk, in a sturdy envelope). For more details, please e-mail beyondbree@yahoo.com

Posted in Artwork, Calendars, Calendars, Fans, Hobbit Book, Lord of the Rings, Merchandise, Shop, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community

2011 The Lord of the Rings “Special Edition” Calendar

This special edition 2011 calendar is a pictorial retelling of the epic film, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Perfect for collectors, the calendar is shaped like a book and sports jacket-cover packaging. Measures 12 inches wide x 11 inches high.

Posted in Calendars, Shop, Tolkien Gift Guide 2010

Tolkien Calendar 2011

The Tolkien Calendar 2011 features 13 paintings by the artist Cor Blok. Cor Blok is the only artist ever to have met JRR Tolkien, and the only artist Tolkien admired enough to purchase some of his work. The paintings are inspired by Tolkien’s classic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings and were completed during the early 1960s when the young artist was attempting to create a Bayeux tapestry approach to illustrating this monumental book. Many of this paintings included here have never been seen before. This delightful collection of scenes takes the reader on a unique journey through the beauty and drama of Middle-earth. It represents a truly charming addition to the series of official calendars by a gifted artist, and promises to be a memorable calendar for fans.

Posted in Calendars, Shop, Tolkien Gift Guide 2010