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INSPIRATION: The Soulful Portrait Illustrations of Sam Spratt

Take a look at the awe-inspiring celebrity portrait illustrations of your favourite pop culture icons by the rising digital artist, Sam Spratt.

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DESIGN TALKS: Perspectives on Production Design with Sir Christopher Frayling

Watch this video that lays out essential production design theory in this keynote address by Sir Christopher Frayling.

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INSPIRATION: Why Man Creates, by Saul Bass

Watch this Oscar-winning animated short documentary which discusses the nature of creativity, directed by prolific designer Saul Bass.

Art Departmental’s Best Production Design of 2016

With congratulations to all, our creator and editor chooses favourites for best production design for feature films released in 2016.

EXHIBITION: Mystical Landscapes at the AGO

I fell in love with the Mystical Landscapes exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario last night. This exhibit is good for the soul. I highly recommend it. Mystical Landscapes includes paintings by my favourite

Art Departmental’s Best Production Design of 2015

With congratulations to all, our creator and editor chooses her favourites for best production design of 2015

INTERVIEW: Ethan Tobman discusses his process on the film ‘Room’

Ethan Tobman, Production Designer of the Oscar-nominated film ‘Room’ gives us an inside look on how he designed the film.

LINKS & STUFF 11/15: Crimson Peak, The Knick, and the Beauty of Chairs on Film

Here’s your round up of the latest and greatest film, art, and design related internet finds this month

INSPIRATION: The Best Design Monologue Ever

The Devil Wears Prada (2006) is a great film in and of itself but this monologue stands alone bringing meaning to the world of curation, design, taste, and aestheticism to the average Joe who thinks none of this affects them. Check your lumpy cerulean sweater at the door.

DESIGN TALKS: 5 Things I Learned from ‘Star Wars’ Production Designer Rick Carter

Check out this talk with production designer extraordinaire Rick Carter as he discusses the craft of production design amongst his colleagues at the Art Directors Guild in Los Angeles. Rick Carter has designed such films as Jurassic Park, Forrest Gump, Death Becomes Her and the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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