What an amazing outpouring of creativity and imagination! There were wonderful characters and creations it was very hard to choose. Hundreds of fans from all over the world presented the most incredible designs for creatures that could live in the world of The Dark Crystal. As we looked at each entry – and we really did look at each entry! – we were so moved by the effort and care that went into these submissions. We were especially delighted by the many entries from younger artists. These designs were so inventive and had the right spirit for The Dark Crystal, so we have specifically called out some of our favorites.
Our overall winner was Moog, by Yukari Masuike. Moog beautifully fits with the creatures of Thra and we are excited to see how Jim Henson’s Creature Shop will realize this design as an interesting puppet.
It is such a thrilling time for the legacy of The Dark Crystal. We judged this contest while deep in production on the Netflix series and it has been wonderful to see the outpouring from artists who have been inspired by the world of Thra. As we continue to work on the series (and welcome Moog!), we are inspired by your enthusiasm and creativity. Thank you!
– Brian, Wendy, and Toby Froud
Honorable Mentions - Youth Submissions: