Both are fantasy classics. Both created by dudes with double ‘Rs’ in their names. One was imagined as an epic film trilogy which won tons of praise and snagged handfuls of awards. The other a highly-acclaimed HBO series already set to become a huge television hit. They’re also both extremely complicated in story and character relationships. Wouldn’t it be marvelous if someone created a handy visual aid to help you keep everything straight?
Ye ask and thy internet delivers. The first of our two infographics of wonderment is a map of each member of the Fellowship’s journey. Or as creator JT Fridsma puts much more eloquently,
A visualization of the journey of the Fellowship in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy—directed by Peter Jackson and adapted from the original books by J.R.R. Tolkien. It synthesizes which characters are with each other and where they are geographically on a time line, and also highlights major events in the plot along the way. The visual style was inspired by 19th century typography and design. *Early inspiration for this project from xkcd.
Number two is an extremely useful tool for anyone unfamiliar with the novels but wants a good grasp on just how the characters in Game of Thrones relate. Which in some cases is sick and depraved, but a hell of a lot of fun. The sprawling and intricate family diagram was created by Magda Maslowska of HauteSlides, who after watching the series and spending “countless hours on the HBO website looking through the character guides,” found herself compelled to create a visual guide.
Both incredible infographics are below the cut. Make sure you click to embiggen them to their fully-detailed glory!