This description is intended to aid those who may have difficulty in seeing the Tolkien 2005 Logo.
The logo takes two elements that are central to The Lord of the Rings and uses them to make up the shape of the digits "five" and "zero" to form a "fifty" for the fifty years since the complete publication of The Lord of the Rings.
The "zero" uses the simplest of visible devices from Tolkien: that of The Ring. This ring has flames licking out of the top of it.
The "five" is more complex. The shape of the "five" is formed from the body of a Fell Beast. The beast is a winged reptile or lizard, with the wings formed by folds of skin attached to the fore-legs. It is similar to how a dragon is often portrayed. The wings are held back as if it is rapidly slowing its flight towards the ring which it is grasping with its hind-legs. The long tail of the Fell Beast sweeps round and down through the circle of the ring to form the underside of the "five"; the head and neck forming the top. Seated on a saddle on the neck of the creature is a Nazgûl, a wraith clothed in black with a black crown above its invisible head.
The Tolkien 2005 Logo is also used within a circle of lettering. The text of the lettering is: "The Lord of the Rings " above and "Fifty 1955–2005 Years" below.
The artist who created the Nazgûl & Ring device is Mike Johnson, the Art Show Co-ordinator for Tolkien 2005. Copyright © in the device rests jointly with Mike and The Tolkien Society. The device may not be reproduced without the written permission of either Mike Johnson or the Tolkien Society.
The calligrapher who drew the lettering is Tony Curtis FSSI, a long standing member of the Tolkien Society and a Fellow and the Chairman of the Society of Scribes & Illuminators (SSI). Copyright © in the lettering rests solely with Tony. The lettering may not be reproduced without the written permission of Tony Curtis.
The artists assert their right to be identified as the creators of their work.