The Hobbit: 5 mighty minimalist posters

The Hobbit Bilbo Baggins minimalist poster on deviantART

Much loved by millions of fans worldwide, The Hobbit has also inspired illustrators and designers to create some truly stunning minimalist artwork. These are just some of the amazing posters we’ve seen so far…

Bilbo Baggins

The Hobbit Bilbo Baggins minimalist poster on deviantART

Bilbo’s mush gets the minimalist treatment by American artist ~BennyJayKay on deviantART. Ben absolutely loved The Hobbit movie. He used Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop to create his poster.

Image Source: deviantART

Lonely Mountain

The Hobbit Lonely Mountain minimalist poster by Harshness

The brilliantly geeky movie posters by Harshness – aka Portland artist Nicholas Hyde – were showcased by WIRED last year. Nicholas has applied his exquisite minimalist style to many popular fantasy/sci-fi movies, TV shows and video games such as Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Legend of Zelda and The Lord of the Rings.

Image Source: Harshness on Etsy

Smaug Dragon

The Hobbit Smaug dragon minimalist poster on deviantART

Audiences have only briefly glimpsed Smaug in Peter Jackson’s movie trilogy so far, so Ohio artist and graphic designer Jon E. Allen ( has taken this opportunity to show us more of the Lonely Mountain’s resident dragon. Jon’s portfolio includes other striking alternative movie poster work for the likes of Army of Darkness, Batman Begins, Blade Runner, Dawn of the Dead, Star Wars and many more.

Image Source: deviantART

The Shire

The Hobbit Shire minimalist poster by Matt Humphrey

A minimalist take on Bilbo Baggins’ home in the Shire. Society6 are selling Matt Humphrey’s artwork as fine art prints, iPad cases, iPad skins, T-shirts, hoodies and tote bags.

Image Source: Society6

Thorin’s Company

The Hobbit Thorin’s Company minimalist poster by Matt Humphrey

Another great example of Matt Humphrey’s work, this time introducing the members of Thorin’s adventurous Company. Look at that cute little Halfling there, standing next to Gandalf the Grey on the top left of the party. Bilbo would be small, only a child to your eyes.

Image Source: Society6

Watch It

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is out in the UK today on DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Steelbook or Digital Download (iTunes). The Blu-ray editions of The Hobbit feature over 110 minutes of bonus content, including 10 exclusive behind-the-scenes video blogs created by the movie’s director Peter Jackson. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second movie in the trilogy, is due to hit UK cinemas on 13th December 2013.

The official trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on YouTube:

Poster Printing


  1. Where the books are so filled with intricate detail its nice that by contrast the artwork is so simple and yet just as effective and easily recognisable as part of the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit series

  2. This style of poster is really eye-catching, it’s a wonder people don’t use it for official posters!

  3. The film was really good, however I thought it was a bit too long. And my favourite poster listed in this article is probably the ‘Bilbo Baggins’ one 🙂

  4. These are pretty cool, I’ll need to see if I can convince the wife to get one in the house…she did like the movie so there’s a chance

  5. My favourite is Smaug Dragon and I think Bilbo Baggins one looks like he belongs in the 60s woodstock era – still a great poster mind.

    They are all good though.

  6. Thorin’s Company is my favourite, love the humour, and how you can see what it is at a glance.

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