The JRR Tolien Logo explanation - Fun facts monogram drawing.

litterature lotr portrait explained

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, father of the middle Earth stories, had this incredible monogram made by himself  : Putting his Initials in a typographic art, he used that symbol to sign some of his original artwork.

jrrt tolking logo monogram art print

If you want more explanation about the logo, let's go inside the drawing !

jrrt tolkien logo monogram drawing detail

Runes written all around the Tolkien logo

Do you remember the ring, the one that when placed in a fire show inscription in the "Black Speech" language, well this inscription on the inner side of the One ring is represented all around the JRR Tolkien logo, a sort of Sauron Poem :
Ash nazg durbatulûk,ash nazg gimbatul,

Ash nazg thrakatulûk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul - Sauron -

For the non-fluent in black language :

One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them,
One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them - Sauron -

The Original Author, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien wrote it near his fireplace cottage while smoking his pipe..

1-jrrt-tolkien-write-book-smoking-pipe

Now, let's have a look at the next Runes of the Poem :

 

The One ring and the others

The runes told the story of the rings origins : the Rings for all the Kings and Lords of the midlle Earth and the One which control all of them.

 Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky

Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,

Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, 

Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,

Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,

 

One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne

 One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie,

 

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie,

jrrt-tolkien-logo-art-print-framed

The Story around the One Ring

Gandalf was suspicious of the Ring, and later forced the real story from Bilbo. 

the ring and the hobbit shire

Frodo chased by the black riders

The Nazgûl of lotr the Black Riders

After the Council of Elrond, the fellowship is founded.

the fellowship of the ring

To help the Fellowship to escape from the moria, Gandalf fought the Balrog

you shall not pass gandalf balrog

 

The fellowship lost Gandalf but escaped from the doom

 fellowship escape from the moria

Meanwhile, Saruman raise an Orc Army in Isengard

The Orcs of Isengard, an army born from the deep pits around Saruman tower : a large numbers of powerful warrior Orcs called  "Uruk-hai".

saruman and his orc army in isengard

Treebeard, leader of the Ents fight back

Treebeard, leader of the Ents, seeing that the Orcs would destroy his forest of Fangorn, led an army of trees to Isengard, destroyed and flooded it.

Treebeard, leader of the Ents

The eye of Sauron can see everything

 

the tower i can see you sauron

Gandalf the white is back at the helm deep battle

gandalf the white is back and help at helm deep battle

Meanwhile in Gondor, the sword is reforged

Narsil was a longsword used by his Isildur to cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand during the battle of the last alliance. The shards of Narsil were reforged by the Elves.

the gondor tree and horses

The end of Sauron, gollum and Frodo's finger

Gollum attacks the invisible Frodo, and bite off his finger. So happy to get his precious back, Gollum loses his balance and falls into the lava.

The Ring is destroyed, Sauron's power as well and Middle finger of Frodo as well...

golum bite froddo's finger and ring

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