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Designing Graphic Props for Filmmaking

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Annie Atkins


Price: USD$35.00

A behind-the-scenes look at the extraordinary and meticulous design of graphic objects for film sets

Although graphic props such as invitations, letters, tickets, and packaging are rarely seen close-up by a cinema audience, they are designed in painstaking detail. Dublin-based designer Annie Atkins invites readers into the creative process behind her intricately designed, rigorously researched, and visually stunning graphic props. These objects may be given just a fleeting moment of screen time, but their authenticity is vital and their role is crucial: to nudge both the actors on set and the audience just that much further into the fictional world of the film.


Format: Paperback
Size: 254 x 190 mm (10 x 7 1/2 in)
Pages: 208 pp
Illustrations: 200 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714879383

Annie Atkins specializes in graphic design for filmmaking. Atkins designed the graphic props for Stephen Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel and Isle of Dogs, and Todd Haynes's Wonderstruck, among other Hollywood films. Originally from Wales, Atkins is now based in Dublin, Ireland.

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