Oloris Publishing’s Official Press Release:
Oloris Publishing and Emil Johansson make new posters available.
The Lord of the Rings Project began as way for Emil Johansson to keep up with the genealogies of the characters in The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. The project quickly grew from humble doodles to an extensive website – to the delight of many.
In February 2013, Oloris Publishing released two posters based on Johansson’s work: “Timeline of the Elves” and “Timeline of the One Ring,” with the assurance that more posters would follow in March. As promised, Oloris Publishing is announcing the release of two more posters by Johansson:
•“Character Mentions in The Hobbit“ contains the most intensive information of the four posters. A detailed study of the frequency of mentions of characters in the book, it also includes a colored bar graph that reflects the sentiment of each page.
•“Gandalf’s Gear“ examines the Grey Wizard’s essential gear which apparently includes, among other things, a pocket comb, extra pipes, and a book on how to speak Moth. The secret power source of Gandalf’s staff is revealed.
Lord of the Rings Project, commonly shortened LotrProject, is a creative web project dedicated to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. It is perhaps best known for the extensive and ever updating genealogy, the historical timeline of Middle-earth and the statistics of the population of Middle- earth.
Johansson, a Chemical Engineering student currently living in Gothenburg, Sweden, first read The Lord of the Rings in 2000. To satisfy his need to know more about Tolkien’s legendarium, he went on to read The Silmarillion. While trying to keep track of the many characters, he started doodling on a piece of paper – and the Lord of the Rings Project was born.
Oloris Publishing is a dynamic venture that seeks to expand the vision of traditional publishing by welcoming and showcasing vibrant, new voices and embracing various media for their expression. We believe that the publishing process should be a true collaboration, in which our authors and illustrators are very involved so that their own voices truly shine.