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PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: Art DepartMENTAL’s Top 10 Best Production Design of 2011

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Art DepartMENTAL'S 2011 Top 10 Best Production Design

After some long and hard deliberations I have pared down what are, in my opinion, the top 10 best production designed/art directed films of 2011. In the end, given the subjectivity of film in general,  all this means is these were my favourite designs. Going through the many films I had on my list I was awestruck at the diversity, styles and overall quality of so many of the films. 2011 was really a banner year for production design the way I see it. Last year, I found it easy to just do a top 5 but this year I found it impossible not to do a top 10 and I easily could have made it a top 20.

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

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Here are a few of our favourite links from this week. Feel free to peruse Art DepartMENTAL’s TwitterFacebook, Tumblr or our brand new Google + Fan Page for more art department and film related goodies! Circle us on Google + and we’ll be sure to circle you back.

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Designers were asked around the world which apps they most used for their various design needs. Click the graphic above for the full infographic with all the results.

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  • Production Designer, Clay Griffith talks about his past art department work and gives some insight into the design of We Bought A Zoo including a few drawings which illustrate how they built the zoo in the film.

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How was your week? Did you find any great links or stuff online this week?

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- Alison

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