All posts by Alison Harmsworth

Alison Harmsworth is a set designer based in Toronto. Her credits include 'Schitt's Creek', 'Good Witch', 'A Christmas Horror Story', 'Remedy', and 'Spun Out'.

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN IV

Here’s this week’s Production Design Porn post. Hopefully you’ll take some inspiration from it. Forbidden Planet (1956) Production Designers: Irving Block, Mentor Huebner | Art Directors: Cedric Gibbons, Arthur Lonergan | Set Decorators: Hugh Hunt,

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Car Design in Film & TV

One of the things I notice most while watching movies and tv shows is film car design- the cars the characters drive. They say a lot about the time period and social class of the

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN III

Here is this week’s Production Design Porn, full of striking visuals as usual. Le voyage dans la lune (1902) Georges Méliès Mary Poppins (1964) Art Directors: Carroll Clark, William H. Tuntke | Set Decorators:  Hal

INSPIRATION: Floris Neusüss & Photograms

I stumbled upon Floris Neusüss’s photograms a little while ago and have been in love with them, and the concept of photograms ever since. This is one of the oldest known ways of producing an

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan is one of the most critically acclaimed directors of the past decade. His  latest movie, Inception, is nominated for eight Oscars and won the Art Director’s Guild award in the Fantasy Film category

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: The Coen Brothers

Joel and Ethan Coen jointly write, direct, produce, and edit films as a team. Their newest film, True Grit, is nominated this year for ten Oscars, including Best Achievement in Art Direction. It is also

INSPIRATION: Photorealism

“Photorealism is the genre of painting based on using the camera and photographs to gather information and then from this information, creating a painting that appears to be very realistic like a photograph. The term

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: David Fincher

David Fincher’s The Social Network is nominated at this year’s Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Directing, Film Editing, Musical Score, Sound Mixing, Writing (Adapted Screenplay), and Best Picture in addition to Jessie Eisenberg’s nomination for Best

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN II

  Welcome to one of many miscellaneous Production Design Porn posts. The criteria: breathtaking visuals fitting the story and characters perfectly, with close attention to detail. The Wizard of Oz (1939) Production Designers: Malcolm Brown,

INSPIRATION: Rob Dobi’s Urban Exploration

Rob Dobi is a graphic designer and photographer living in New Jersey. His T-shirt designs are fantastic, but what really inspire me are his photographs of abandoned buildings of the Northeastern United States. Dobi makes