Eye of the World Ad - No thanks, but the clip art, yes please.

Inside the front cover of an issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine from 1990 (whose cover is plainly ridiculous but we haven't been able to figure out a joke to write about it yet, so stay tuned), there's this ad for the then-upcoming book Eye of the World by Robert Jordan. I haven't read the book, and don't plan to.

The clip art in the corners, however, is probably worth harvesting.

A quick glance at a Wikipedia entry on The Eye of the World says this:

Robert Jordan has stated that he consciously intended the early chapters of The Eye of the World to evoke the Shire of Middle-earth in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
Okay dokey. Well, at least he's honest about his influences. I think I'll just go and re-read The Lord of the Rings, then, instead of reading The Eye of the World. The cover art is by Darrell K. Sweet, anyway, and his paintings always bugged the crap out of me. All the people are stiff, like they have a broom handle shoved up their ass. Not at all naturalistic. Nobody has posture like that.

Anyway, the other art in the ad is pretty neat. Two trees and two birds. Some courageous Graphic Blandishment and Photoshoppery Brigade trooper should pull those out and maybe clean them up... just a little, not too much.

Each icon has been scanned an 800 dpi, tidied up just a little, vectorized in Adobe Illustrator, and saved out as PNGs with a transparent background. CLick through each to see it at 1600-ish px. Get ready to right-click these medieval little icons onto your enchanted hard drive in three, two, once, RIGHTCLICK NOW! You're welcome!


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