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2014

TICKET GIVEAWAY: The Greater Hamilton Home & Garden Show

The 2014 Art Directors Guild Award Winners

OSCARS 2014 COMPLETE LIST: The 86th Academy Award Nominations are…

2013

The Ten Commandments of Production Design

JURASSIC PARK (1993): Part 3- Architecture and Materials

JURASSIC PARK (1993): Part 2- Internal Information, Advertising and ID Systems

JURASSIC PARK (1993): Part 1- Corporate Branding, Identity and Signage

HUMP DAY QUOTE DAY: William Cameron Menzies on the Role of the Production Designer

LINKS & STUFF: Gatsby, Star Trek & Liberace

HUMP DAY QUOTE DAY: Alex McDowell on Technology

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: Wes Anderson

2012

HUMP DAY QUOTE DAY: Tim Burton & Horror

My Life in the Art Department in Los Angeles

An In-Depth Look at the ‘Prometheus’ Rovers

HUMP DAY QUOTE DAY: Do the Best You Can

Dante Ferretti’s Best Art Direction Oscar Speech

Art DepartMENTAL’s Top 10 Favourite Films of 2011

Art DepartMENTAL’s Top 10 Best Production Design of 2011

What’s in a Meme?

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: Martin Scorsese

INSPIRATION: The Abstractions of the Obscure Artist, Kathleen Munn

LINKS & STUFF: Art=Drugs, Midnight in Paris & Brad Bird Gets Reamed

The 84th Academy Award Nominations [and Winners] are…

LINKS & STUFF: ASC Awards, SOPA and Film Production Bingo

INSPIRATION: The Elegance of Christian Dior

LINKS & STUFF: ADG Nominees, Arts = Happiness and Title Design

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: Black and White

2011

LINKS & STUFF: The Designer’s Toolkit, Pantone and the Holstee Manifesto

Production Design Porn: Christmas Edition!

Happy Holidays from Art DepartMENTAL

The Art of Reality Television Production Design

How to Feel Miserable as an Artist

TIFF 2011 EXCLUSIVE: An Interview with Take This Waltz Production Designer, Matthew Davies

TIFF 2011 EXCLUSIVE: An Interview with ‘Random’ Production Designer Lisa Marie Hall

TIFF ’11 DIARY: Day 1- Back Aches, U2, Van Sant & a Kick to the Head

Art DepartMENTAL @ TIFF ’11

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: Terrence Malick, Jack Fisk and the Art of Minimalism

EXCLUSIVE: An Inside Look at the Production Design of The Kennedys

What Nobody Tells Beginners…

The 2011 Gemini Awards Nominations for Best Production Design are…

TRAILER: Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (2011)

The 2011 Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Art Direction are…

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: Bernardo Bertolucci

TRAILER: Boardwalk Empire, Season II

What is a Production Designer?

INSPIRATION: The Architecture and Design of Eero Saarinen

INSPIRATION: The Wonderfully Odd Photography of Diane Arbus

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN V

INSPIRATION: Extraordinary Abstract Artist, Victor Pasmore

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: Terry Gilliam

HOT DOCS 2011 REVIEWS: The Shorts Edition

HOT DOCS 2011 REVIEWS: Big Buzz Films

TV SETS: Mad Men, Season 4

INSPIRATION: Pablo Picasso

Water for Elephants Graphic Artist, Karen TenEyck, Shares Her Art Department Knowledge & Experience

Art DepartMENTAL @ Hot Docs 2011

TV SETS: Mad Men, Seasons 1-3

INSPIRATION: Dentsu’s Sound Sculptures

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: Sir Ken Adam

INSPIRATION: Sir Ken Adam, Production Designer Extraordinaire

POSTER DESIGN: The Tree of Life New Poster Unveiled

INSPIRATION: Production Design Panel

IN MEMORIAM: Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: Quentin Tarantino

INSPIRATION: Museum of American Packaging

The Winners of the 31st Genie Awards Are…

GENIE AWARDS: The Production Design Nomination Process with Jasna Stefanovic

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: The Gold Standard, Stanley Kubrick

EXCLUSIVE: From the Sketchbook of Black Swan Production Designer, Thérèse DePrez

LINKS & STUFF: Alice, Eve Stewart & Close Encounters of the Third Kind

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN IV

INSPIRATION: Car Design in Film & TV

The Academy Award for Best Art Direction goes to… Alice in Wonderland?

OSCAR SUNDAY: My Top 10 Favourite Feature Films of 2010

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: The Best of 2010

HUMP DAY QUOTE DAY: Film

INSPIRATION: A Tiny Apartment Transforms into 24 Rooms

LINKS & STUFF: BAFTA’s, Berlin, 127 Hours, and an Eight Hour Workday?

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN III

INSPIRATION: Floris Neusüss & Photograms

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: Christopher Nolan

INSPIRATION: Jean-Michel Basquiat & The Radiant Child

LINKS & STUFF: ADG Awards, Google Art Project, & The Social Network

The 15th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards: The Winners Are…

ART DIRECTORS GUILD AWARDS: Which Commercial Would You Choose?

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: The Coen Brothers

The 31st Genie Award Nominations Are…

The 15th Annual Art Directors Guild Award Nominations Are…

INSPIRATION: Photorealism

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: David Fincher

The 83rd Academy Award Nominations Are…

LINKS & STUFF: Golden Globes, Syd Mead, True Grit, & Christopher Nolan

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN II

AWARDS FEVER: Best Production Design 2010

INSPIRATION: Rob Dobi’s Urban Exploration

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: Tim Burton

HUMP DAY QUOTE DAY: Ambition

INSPIRATION: The Enigmatic Work of Street Photographer Vivian Maier

2010

TRAILER: The Tree of Life (2011)

TV SETS: Boardwalk Empire

HUMP DAY QUOTE DAY: Ego

POSTER DESIGN: Black Swan (2010)

The Periodic Table of Typefaces

ART DEPARTMENT TIP #1: Children’s Artwork

TIFF ’10 AWARDS: … and the winner is…

TIFF ’10- Exacerbating My Parasocial Relationships

HUMP DAY QUOTE DAY: Design

PROGRAMMER’S CHOICE: Great Art Direction at TIFF ’10

Art DepartMENTAL @ TIFF ’10

The Art of Reality Television

HUMP DAY QUOTE DAY: Ideas

The Motion Picture Art Director

SPRING UPDATE: Hot Docs, Banksy, Anton Kuerti, & Conan

NEWS: Universal Studios Backlot Reopens

TV SETS: The Good Wife

The Case of the Bad Production Designer

How the Film Industry Works

DESIGN TALK: Where the Wild Things Are

HUMP DAY QUOTE DAY: Waiting on Art?

How to Judge Best Art Direction

SEMINAR TALK: Ralph Eggleston

HUMP DAY QUOTE DAY: Fear

SHAMELESS PLUG III: At Home By Myself… With You

INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW 2010: Colour Trends

DESIGN TALK: Barbara Hulanicki

I Love PANTONE

Good, Cheap, OR Fast?

HUMP DAY QUOTE DAY: Responsibility

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2009

Back to Reality?

Stunt Guys PISS ME OFF!

HUMP DAY QUOTE DAY: Imagination

My Absence

TRAILER: Alice in Wonderland (2010)

HUMP DAY QUOTE DAY: Work Ethic

HUMP DAY QUOTE DAY: Teamwork

TOOL SCHOOL: Screwdriver Types

LINKS & STUFF: 10.24.09

HUMP DAY QUOTE DAY: Self-Discipline

INSPIRATION: Expressive Sand Animation

FILM REVIEWS: Toronto International Film Festival 2009

HUMP DAY QUOTE DAY: Perseverance

Learning Architectural Lettering

SHAMELESS PLUG II: At Home By Myself… With You

SHAMELESS PLUG: At Home By Myself… With You

TV SETS: ‘House’ Psychiatric Hospital Set Build

INSPIRATION: A Visit to Ansel Adams’ House

Art Department Quotations

INSPIRATION: Roberto Cavalli’s Ultimate Guy Pad

Tying the Knot

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN

ART PORN

Who AM I?