Short series: Tolkien Travel Posters. Meet the Artist: Steve Thomas

Misty Mountains Resorts (c) Steve Thomas
Misty Mountains Resorts (c) Steve Thomas

This is the third installment in my short series on Tolkien Travel Posters and I am very happy to welcome artist Steve Thomas joining the fold, following up on Nana Leonti and Austin Purser. I am continously amazed at what creativity the works of J.R.R. Tolkien have inspired and continue to inspire. So, without further ado, I give you Steve.

Misty Mountains Resorts (c) Steve Thomas
Misty Mountains Resorts (c) Steve Thomas

What made you do those posters?

I really enjoy the travel posters from the early 20th century and I wanted to try my hand at them, but with a pop-culture twist.

Are you a Tolkien (fantasy/scifi) fan?

I’m definitely a fan of Tolkien as well as fantasy and sci fi. Especially the retro-futuristic sci fi from the mid 20th century pulp comics and novels.

Will you do more in the future?

Definitely. I have a laundry list of places and subjects I’d like to tackle. I’d rather not admit to them all here, but would really like to do a few more places in the Tolkien realm.

Rivendell (c) Steve Thomas
Rivendell (c) Steve Thomas

Find out more about Steven’s work

If you want to know more about Steven do hop on over to his website at Or follow him on Twitter as well as on Facebook.

Artist bio Before becoming a freelance illustrator/graphic artist, Steve worked for newspapers creating graphics and illustrations for 14 years. He worked for every section of the paper from Life and Entertainment to Sports. Now he is trying to come up with new and interesting ideas for illustrations. His love for vintage posters, propaganda and product art from the early 20th century and an interest in retro-futuristic art from the mid-20th has led him to create some cool poster art. Who doesn't want to travel the solar system or join the fight against the villains of 1980s arcade games?

Pictures used by kind permission.

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Marcel R. Bülles

Marcel R. Bülles is the author of, a specialist blog centering on worldwide Tolkien fandom, geekdom and research. He works as a freelance translator, journalist and writer and is the founder of the German Tolkien Society as well as a co-founder to RingCon, Europe's formerly biggest fantasy film convention. You can find him in cafés all over the world sipping an espresso blogging, writing, reading. At one point he was married to an extremely lovely French lady by the nickname of Sauron. Yes, that Sauron. He is also active with the International Tolkien Fellowship on Facebook and the Tolkien Folk on Instagram.