Massive. Ugly. Asymmetric. Behold the Iron Throne!

So formidably beautiful. Behold the Iron Throne, the seat of power for which “Kings are dying like flies”.

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If you have not yet caught up with Game of Thrones, it might be time you did so. The novel by George RR Martin, and the HBO series of it are both awesome.

In George’s own words about the Iron Throne:

This Iron Throne is massive. Ugly. Assymetric. It’s a throne made by blacksmiths hammering together half-melted, broken, twisted swords, wrenched from the hands of dead men or yielded up by defeated foes… a symbol of conquest… it has the steps I describe, and the height. From on top, the king dominates the throne room. And there are thousands of swords in it, not just a few.

This Iron Throne is scary. And not at all a comfortable seat, just as Aegon intended.

Look on his works, ye mighty, and despair.

George has a way with words, a unique ability to bring his imaginary worlds to life and make it tangible for mere mortals like us to gape at. The art work itself is by Marc Simonetti.

(via iO9)

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