Previously-Unseen ‘The Hobbit’ Drawings By J.R.R Tolkien
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit, publishing house HarperCollins has produced a covetable collection of 110 original illustrations—’The Art of the Hobbit’—by J.R.R. Tolkien, of which two dozens have never been published before.
These rare drawings—which range from pencil sketches and ink line drawings to watercolors—were uncovered at the writer’s archives at the Bodleian Library in Oxford and only recently digitized.
While the published version of the children’s classic consisted only of 20 illustrations by its author, Tolkien had actually made more than a hundred pictures to help bring his legendary story to life.
‘Earth vs. The Flying Saucers’ - 1956 film poster.
Dust Sculptures in the Rosette Nebula
The Rosette Nebula is also known as NGC 2244, and can be found towards the constellation of the Unicorn (Monoceros). Light and energetic winds from nearby stars are carving out this beautiful space-scape from molecular cloud globules. (x)
opens the doors of your mind 215
Three top web-based literary publications (and Tumblr super-users) invite you meet your internet friends in person for chatting, drinking, and dancing to kick off the most bookish week in Brooklyn. Music from DJs Abby Klein and Doc Delay and drink specials enhance the East Coast vs. West Coast faceoff — and everybody wins!
Monday 9/17 at 7pm, Public Assembly, 70 N 6th Street, Brooklyn NY. See you there!
In one week we will be chatting and dancing and drinking $3 Gin & Juice and Brooklyn Lager. West Coast vs. East Coast: Who will win??
A Brooklyn Book Festival 2012 Bookend Event.
Flavorpill says: “The Brooklyn Book Festival starts off its week of programing with a book party that doesn’t really include any books or people reading that is co-hosted by Tumblr, Electric Literature, The New Inquiry, and the LA Review of Books. It’s basically all the coolest lit kids getting together to set up one really great party. Pretty good chance you will end up meeting at least three people with book deals, a few folks with massive Twitter followings, and see a lot of great glasses.”
I say: “I can’t wait to see you!”