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Unlikely Heroes the production design of the boysAbove Image: PANORAMA OF VOUGHT TOWER BOARDROOM, BLENDING THE NEOCLASSICAL STYLE OF WASHINGTON, DC WITH AN OVER THE TOP AESTHETIC WHERE THE SUPERHEROES SEE THEMSELVES AS GODS. PART POLITICIAN, PART REALITY STAR. PHOTO BY JAN THIJS.
Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy really changed the game for
Stumptown building a world of graphic realityHello from Stumptown!
Even though the fictional world of Stumptown is lifted from the pages of the graphic novel of the same name, in the Production Design world it is necessary that it have structural sustainability where the characters from these pages can come to life and interact. Jason R
Hunting Down THE DESIGN OF HUNTERSAbove Image: MEYER OFFERMAN’S SITTING ROOM AT THE EXPLORER’S CLUB NYC. SET PHOTO.
In Hunters, a graphic-novelesque series that follows Al Pacino as Meyer Offerman leading a group of Nazi hunters in a gritty, stylized version of 1977 New York City, the design problems were simply stated, but di
The Unwritten Law of Two-Thirds DESIGNING THE CROWNAbove Image: STATEROOM AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE. SET SKETCH BY MARTIN CHILDS.
History did me an enormous favour by having Her Majesty begin her reign a year or so before I was born. When the director and producer Stephen Daldry and Suzanne Mackie asked me to design
The Crown, I could do someth
UGLY/BEAUTIFUL THE VISUAL LANGUAGE OF DARE MEAbove Image: THIS HIGH SCHOOL WAS CHOSEN BECAUSE IT LOOKED LIKE A FACTORY AND BECAUSE IT HAS A 1960S OPTIMISM THAT NOW FEELS WORN OUT AND LEFT BEHIND. PRODUCTION STILL.
“We had so many great conversations about the Rust Belt—how rarely and how inaccurately it’s portrayed on screen. That fade
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