Exclusive! Harlan Elam’s Poster For “The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug” Is Pure Magic

BLURPPY EXCL TMWhere does your journey end?

You seek that which would bestow upon you the right to rule.

The quest to reclaim a homeland and slay a dragon…

Austin, Texas artist Harlan Elam is many things: reader, gamer, geek, & visual design manager  at Volusion.  You can also add ‘newest Poster Posse member’ to that list but our favorite is illustrator and after you take a look at new project I’m pretty sure you will agree.

For his latest and greatest, Harlan has taken on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and the end result is pretty awesome.

TheHobbitTitlesHere is what Harlan had to say about his love of the book as well as the movie.

“The Hobbit was my gateway book to escapist reading when I was a kid so I knew going into my first poster I wanted to tackle that story visually. With the new movie coming out I thought it was the perfect time to get into it. The idea behind the poster was to position Smaug and The Lonely Mountain as one gigantic force that our heroes would have to overcome. Here they form a silhouette with the One Ring behind them. I was also really intrigued by blending the dwarf kingdom of Erebor into the mountain as well and it was a challenge getting all the details right.  As much as I love the films nothing can ever beat the written word. This is my homage to both. 


TheHobbit_PosterThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug by Harlan Elam

24″ x 36″

6 color screen print with 2 metallic inks


_Harlan-Elam_LogoAt this time fans will have to wait to get their hands on this beauty but you should know that it is in the works.  To find out when and where it MAY be offered, follow Harlan on TWITTER and he will update you as soon as the ink is dry on the contract.  If you haven’t already, you should also check out his feeds on DRIBBLE, FACEBOOK and BEHANCE.


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One Response to Exclusive! Harlan Elam’s Poster For “The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug” Is Pure Magic

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