i don’t think there are many (any?) contemporary film makers who are culturally adored as much as Wes Anderson. sometimes i will just randomly think of scenes from Grand Budapest Hotel and laugh out loud to myself. i’ve come across two Wes Anderson tributes recently that i thought were so sweet, just wanted to share them with you.
As an illustrator, watercolor painting and paper are the base materials of my work, both used in watercolor prints and in little dioramas made of cut papers. I work for several publishing houses illustrating Children’s books mostly and I also create little dioramas, displayed in galleries around the world. My training in cinema and audiovisual, and my specialization in art direction, are facts that have emphasized my fascination with scenography and the treatment of space, I firmly believe that a character can be defined by a space, even if is not present at all.
A tribute to Wes Anderson, and his ability to inspire. A personal project inspired by Wes Anderson’s eight feature films. Fictional locations from his films were put on postcards to give them the essence of being real travel destinations which one could visit, or send postcards from. I’m absolutely in love with Wes Anderson’s visual style and I wanted to portray the same whimsical and melancholic moods that he was able to capture in his films. The places were all so characteristic of each film’s overall personality. That’s what I wanted to capture; each locale as characters themselves, teeming with personality. I thought an appropriate way to represent a place was through a postcard and postcards give the notion of being able to visit them as real travel destinations. To reinforce that idea, I made stamps visually unique to each film.