MILK DECORATION 6 & 7
As all Wes Anderson movies, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a strange and special world, where everything is unreal but seems so real ! I loved it ! I like his other movies, but this one is so funny and so graphic… Of course, graphic design take a big part in it.
Creative review has a very interesting interview with Annie Atkins, the film’s lead graphic designer who was responsible for every graphic prop in the movie. Here comes a little extract : It’s an absolute dream job and my head still spins when I remember the first call from Wes’s producer. It was a shock – I remember trying to sound really professional and calm on the phone, but I was actually doing cartwheels around the room. (…) Wes is completely involved in every aspect of his filmmaking, and I worked very closely with him and the production designer, Adam Stockhausen, every day. This film was particularly fun, I think, from a graphics point of view, because we were creating this entirely fictional country that Wes had written – the State of Zubrowka. It meant that every little detail had to be made from scratch – flags, banknotes, postage stamps, everything. Read full interview here.
And if you want to know more, read the NYtimes article avout the The Miniature Model, and “Art director Adam Stockhausen on creating the world of “… and if you haven’t yet, go to see the movie !