Drawing inspiration from the gnarled shrubbery of England's windswept moorlands, Brian Froud is best known for being the mad genius behind Jim Henson's film The Dark Crystal and illustrating such best-sellers as Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book. In this volume, a long-awaited sequel to his international best-sellers Faeries and Good Faeries/Bad Faeries, Froud returns to the world of faerie with a wealth of new, never-before-seen paintings, watercolors, and drawings. Brian Froud's World of Faerie offers us a startling new vision of the magical realm, enhanced by Froud's own words about his experiences and insights. This lavish, full-color book opens the door to Brian Froud's wondrous imagination as never before. It presents beautiful portrayals of faeries that have touched hearts and minds for generations. World of Faerie is by far Froud's most personal book, and represents this visionary artist and creator of fantasy worlds at the pinnacle of his powers. This encompassing volume is a must-have for faerie and fantasy fans of all ages, the world over. The deluxe hardcover limited edition is enclosed in a clothbound portfolio box. This must have for faerie and fantasy fans of all ages includes two additional booklets and a DVD featuring an artist interview as well as footage by Froud of his gallery. In addition it includes an original art print signed by the author, an original poster by Brian Froud with poetry by bestselling author Neil Gaiman, and a model of the Green Man inspired by First Forest Drawings. This special edition with over 150 full-color illustrations is limited to 1,500 signed and numbered copies.
For more than thirty years, Brian Froud's significant accomplishments have defined a genre and spanned every aspect of modern media. Froud has sold over eight million books worldwide, designed two award-winning, landmark feature films (The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth), and won numerous international awards, including the Hugo Award for Best Original Artwork.