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Bold, Minimalist ‘Lord of The Rings’ Book Covers Feature Bright Color Gradients
By Dorothy Tan, 20 Apr 2017
Canadian graphic designer Matthieu Jeanson has given the classic Lord of the Rings trilogy a twist by creating unconventional new covers for the beloved books.
Instead of the usual motifs or illustrations of epic scenes from the story, he has opted for a minimalist design that does not even include the title or author’s name—instead, all you would see is a single circle representing the ring in the middle of the covers, against a background of brilliant color gradients .
The color gradients are carefully chosen and arranged so that they flow seamlessly through a connected spectrum across all three books—this reflects the continuity of the story.
The individual colors also related to specific places found in the books—for instance, the green refers to the Shire, while the yellow points to the flames at the Mountains of Shadow.
View more images of these striking and creative book covers below—you can check out more of the designer’s work here.
[via Matthieu Jeanson]
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