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

Thumbs down. Thumbs way down. Down, buried in the grave yard of dead art direction down. Wonderland is where art direction goes to die. Robert Stromberg thinks he’s a) funny or b)

OSCAR WEEK: My Top 10 Favourite Films of 2010

Just hours from now, Hollywood will give out little gold men to what some consider the very best cinema has to offer. I disagree with the Academy. I will be live-tweeting the

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: The Best of 2010

For this week’s ‘Production Design Porn’, I decided to choose my top 5 personal favourite production designs of 2010 since people only seem to be talking about the films which were nominated

A Tiny Apartment Transforms into 24 Rooms

A Tiny Apartment Transforms into 24 Rooms

In Hong Kong, architect Gary Chang transforms a 330 sq ft apartment into an eco-friendly marvel using a sliding wall system. The space-efficient design offers 24 different configurations, maximizing every inch.

LINKS & STUFF 02/11: BAFTA’s, Berlin, 127 Hours, and an Eight Hour Workday?

It’s time for our bi-weekly Links & Stuff post. If you want to stay in the loop before the weekend rolls around follow ADM on Twitter (@artdepartmental) and on our brand new

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 |

Floris Neusüss Photograms

INSPIRATION: Floris Neusüss Photograms are Haunting and Beautiful

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

Christopher Nolan Style | Christopher Nolan Production Design | Every Christopher Nolan Film

Every Christopher Nolan Film: A Visual Retrospective of the Christopher Nolan Production Design Aesthetic

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

INSPIRATION: Jean-Michel Basquiat & The Radiant Child

“Every line means something.” – Jean-Michel Basquiat A couple of weeks ago I had the extreme pleasure of watching Tamra Davis‘ documentary, Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child and a few days later,

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

It’s that time again. Time for our bi-weekly Links & Stuff post. If you want to stay in the loop before the weekend rolls around follow ADM on Twitter (@artdepartmental) and on

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