Short Series: Tolkien Minimalist Posters. Meet the Artist: Patrick Connan
This is the first installment in another short series with the Tolkienist, this time on minimalist posters/ illustrations inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s works. I am very happy to welcome an amazingly talented French illustrator as the first artist in this series, Patrick Connan, combining the aesthetics and beauty of chess with The Lord of the Rings.
The original chess/ Lord of the Rings posters
What made you do those posters?
The Lords of the Rings, Star Wars and Conan are my Top 3 movies/universe of all time… This is my small tribute to what those movies brought me… They helped me being the man I am today… Truly…
Are you a Tolkien (fantasy/scifi) fan?
Indeed. I am a big fan of Tolkien’s work, I read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit a couple of times and I’ve probably seen the movies in their extended versions a dozen times! But I also love The Silmarillion (I am reading it actually for the third time) which is probably the best book he wrote… I love all about the universe he created which is so huge and magical. Such an inspiration for me…
Will you do more in the future?
Of course… Stay tuned this year, might be the best I had in my life! But for the moment I can’t say a word or I should have to kill you afterwards … Haha!
Find out more about Patrick’s work
The second series of chess/ LotR posters
Pictures used by kind permission.