Closed Road by JayHai combines music and fantasy in this blend of two powerhouse fandoms, The Beatles and Lord of the Rings. With fanbases that large, there’s bound to be a fair bit of crossover, and this design does justice to both by providing enough detail to make each character easily recognizable (right down to Paul’s bare feet) and posed in a way that makes sense for their situation (each musician waits in a unique way). The concept works because it’s fun in two ways- it’s funny to think of Gandalf loose in modern Britain, and also exciting to imagine what the Beatles might get up to if they somehow landed in a fantasy world. Solid work, and very well-crafted.
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