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The World of The Dark Crystal

Published by Insight Editions
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

The World of The Dark Crystal invites fans to delve into the creation and lore of the Jim Henson classic through the evocative illustrations of Brian Froud, concept designer on the original film.

Since its original release in 1982, Jim Henson’s brilliant film The Dark Crystal has gone on to become a beloved cult classic. The World of Dark Crystal—the original companion art book to the film—was created by Henson and internationally renowned artist Brian Froud to showcase the gorgeous conceptual artwork created for the film and delve deeper into the lore that underpins Thra, the magical world at the heart of the film. Now, for the first time in over a decade, The World of Dark Crystal is back in print, featuring an abundance of striking art and all of the bonus material from the 2003 Collector’s Edition. Also included in this exclusive volume is a fascinating essay by Froud on the creative process behind the making of the film and a facsimile of a booklet presented to the film’s early backers—a gorgeous overview of the story so rare only a few original copies exist. Beautiful, imaginative, and powerful, The World of The Dark Crystal celebrates the landmark fantasy film that continues to win new fans more than three decades after its release.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Insight Editions (January 7, 2020)
  • Length: 132 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781683838593

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Raves and Reviews

"Both The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance - Inside the Epic Return to Thra and The World of The Dark Crystal are the definitive guides to all things Dark Crystal, and are must-own material for any fan of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance." 

– Screen Rant

“The oversized coffee table companion book (nearly 11 by 13 inches!) offers page after page of stunning artwork and imagery from artist Brian Froud. From Mystics to Skeksis, Landstriders to Garthim, there’s little The World of the Dark Crystal doesn’t cover.” 


– That Hashtag Show

“There is staggering beauty to be found here.”


– The Film Stage

“J.J Llewellyn's The World of Dark Crystal continues to be an amazing must have reference for fans of The Dark Crystal the world over.” 


– Muppet-Stuff

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