Brian Froud

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Brian Froud

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Brian Froud is an award-winning illustrator, author, and faery authority. His books include the international best-sellers Faeries, Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book, Lady Cottington's Fairy Album, and The Faeries' Oracle. He also served as the conceptual designer on Jim Henson's films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Froud lives in Devon, England.
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"I paint the spirit and soul of what I see." - Brian Froud

For over 35 years, Brian Froud has been regarded as the pre-eminent faerie artist in the world and an authority on faeries and faerie lore. His international best-selling book, FAERIES with fantasy and Tolkien illustrator Alan Lee is considered a modern classic. His landmark work with Jim Henson as conceptual design...more


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Faeries
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 23,803 ratings — published 2002 — 22 editions
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Good Faeries Bad Faeries
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 15,482 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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The World of the "Dark Crys...
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 2,183 ratings — published 1982 — 7 editions
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Lady Cottington's Fairy Album
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 2,078 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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Goblins!
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 1,378 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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Brian Froud's World of Faerie
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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 958 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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The Faeries' Oracle
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 918 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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The Goblins of Labyrinth
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4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 634 ratings — published 1986 — 5 editions
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The Runes of Elfland
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Lady Cottington's Pressed F...
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 465 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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Lady Cottington's Fairy Album Lady Cottington's Pressed F...
Lady Cottington (3 books)
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The Dark Crystal (4 books)
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4.2309264305177114 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 2,936 ratings

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“I paint the spirit and soul of what I see.”
Brian Froud

“I feel that what you should illustrate is the space between the words. It's the betweenness, the otherness, that gives depth and dimension.”
Brian Froud

“I've been actively engaged with mythic imagery ever since I picked up that Rackham book, but it really came into focus for me when I moved from London to the country. As I walked the extraordinary landscape of Dartmoor, I looked at the trees and the rocks and the hills and I could see the personality in those forms...then they metamorphosed under my pencil into faeries, goblins and trolls. After Alan and I published "Faeries", he moved on from the subject of faery folklore to illustrate Tolkien and other literary works...while I discovered that my own exploration of Faerieland had only just begun. In the countryside, the old stories seemed to come alive around me; the faeries were a tangible aspect of the landscape, pulses of spirit, emotion, and light. They "insisted" on taking form under my pencil, emerging on the page before me cloaked in archetypal shapes drawn from nature and myth. I'd attracted their attention, you see, and they hadn't finished with me yet.”
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