For this new post I have prepared a infographics for the famous book by J.R.R. Tolkien “Lord of the Rings” .
The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel by the English author and scholar J. R. R. Tolkien. Set in Middle-earth, the world at some distant time in the past, the story began as a sequel to Tolkien’s 1937 children’s book The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work.
Tolkien’s work, after an initially mixed reception by the literary establishment, has been the subject of extensive analysis of its themes and origins. Influences on this earlier work, and on the story of The Lord of the Rings, include philology, mythology, Christianity, earlier fantasy works, and his own experiences in the First World War. The Lord of the Rings in its turn has had a great effect on modern fantasy.
The Lord of the Rings has since been reprinted many times and translated into at least 38 languages. The enduring popularity of The Lord of the Rings has led to numerous references in popular culture, the founding of many societies by fans of Tolkien’s works, and the publication of many books about Tolkien and his works. It has inspired numerous derivative works including artwork, music, films and television, video games, board games, and subsequent literature. Award-winning adaptations of The Lord of the Rings have been made for radio, theatre, and film. It has been named Britain’s best novel of all time in the BBC’s The Big Read.
I didn’t want to do three books separately, but I tried to fit everything on the the A4 page.
The books are full of action and epic battles and I only had a space of one A4 for that reason I had to cut corners and simplify the story. I hope that I am not going to offend anybody with it.
The reason behind choosing these particular books is I like the story very much. I have read the books and seen the movies countless times. I see them as very comforting.
First started working on creating the individual figures as on the picture below.
As inspiration for these individual figures I have used LEGO figures. I really likes those I think they are quite funny.
The other task was to decide what type of the text to use and how much of it. Great source for a text used was a website. https://collider.com/lord-of-the-rings-timeline-explained/
I am quite happy with this one, but I think it is bit unclear and I wanted the whole story. At this point I have also decided that I probably need to sketch something just to clarify my ideas.
This little sketch helped a lot.
Here I thought it is still quite complicated so I went back and looked what infographics really mean.
An infographic is a collection of imagery, charts, and minimal text that gives an easy-to-understand overview of a topic. As in the example below, infographics use striking, engaging visuals to communicate information quickly and clearly.
Based on this I did another version.
I mean in my opinion they all look great.
Overall I am pleased, because this is my 3rd, 4th, 5th infographic I have ever created and I am sure more practice will make perfect.