Own the Lord of the Rings art Tolkien hated (and everyone else loved)

Right now, on eBay, you can buy Barbara Remington's original artworks that inspired the covers of the 1965 editions of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Tolkien loathed this artwork, with its surreal touches and loose connection to his story — but over at BoingBoing, Mark Dery explains why fans loved it. » 12/06/13 1:28pm 12/06/13 1:28pm

The Middle Earth Illustrators J.R.R. Tolkien Loved—and the Ones He…

While Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, and now The Hobbit movie may be how many modern folks see Middle Earth, it's important to remember that the first person to illustrate J.R.R. Tolkien's world was Tolkien himself. Tolkien had a very clear sense of how Middle Earth should and should not look, and while he… » 12/16/12 7:00am 12/16/12 7:00am