Friday, March 07, 2014

Annie's Triumph

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   Annie Rhiannon Atkins, my old blog-pal, has been in the news lately.  She was the lead graphic designer for the new Wes Anderson film The Grand Budapest Hotel and is now the subject of an article in the UK publication The Independent (scroll down for image gallery), featured in interviews at the the prowlster, Nylon Magazine, Totally Dublin, as well as an extended piece on the IFTN site. It's great to see her years of hard work being recognized on the world stage. I can hardly wait to see it (opening today in New York and LA; other US cities on the 14th). Close-ups of Annie's graphics start at about the 2:20 mark:

   All of the film's graphic elements were "touched" by Annie's genius in some way:

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   I really, really, want one of those boxes!

UPDATE: Adam Stockhausen, production director of The Grand Budapest Hotel, says "The graphics in this film are really kind of beyond compare…" as he gives Annie high praise in this interview.

UPDATE: Hear Annie working with Wes on this radio interview

UPDATE: Andy Ihnatko on Annie and the role of graphic design in film.

By Professor Batty


Blogger Jono said...

It's always good to see someone doing well. How long ago was her visit?

Blogger Professor Batty said...

She was here in October on 2008, on her "To the Left of the Midwest" trip:

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