Category: Production Design Inspiration


Our Production Design Inspiration posts are about celebrating the best production design examples we can find by categorising and organising these images into various sample groups and case studies.


  The Artist is nominated for an Art Directors Guild Award for Best Production Design in a Period Film this year, and it got me thinking about other black and white films

Christmas Movies

Production Design Perfection: Christmas Movies Edition

Check out our assortment of the best production designed Christmas movies to watch with your family and friends over the holiday season.

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

Definition of Minimalism: A design or style in which the simplest and fewest elements are used to create the maximum effect. A technique that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity. I’ve

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: Bernardo Bertolucci and Ferdinando Scarfiotti

Italian director and screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci was born in March 1941. He started writing at the age of 15 and originally wanted to be a poet. However, after assisting Pier Paolo Pasolini 

Production Design Porn V

Welcome to our 5th miscellaneous ‘Production Design Porn’ post. I hope these screencaps will inspire you to watch these films and learn more about their production design. Interiors (1978) Production Designer: Mel

Production Design Inspiration: Terry Gilliam

Actor, writer, director, animator, producer… former Monty Python member Terry Gilliam has done it all, even production design for the Python film Life of Brian! He started out as a cartoonist and

The Work of Production Designer Sir Ken Adam: Production Design Perfection

BAFTA’s tribute to Ken Adam took place this past Monday night on the occasion of Ken Adam’s 90th birthday. As one of the most creative and imaginative production designers to ever live,

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN: The Films of Quentin Tarantino

What makes a Quentin Tarantino movie so great? The soundtracks full of 70s tunes, the stylized gore, and of course the David Wasco production design. Sets like the warehouse in Reservoir Dogs

Stanley Kubrick Production Design: A Visual Retrospective of Every Stanley Kubrick Film

Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) is one of the most beloved filmmakers of all time, with a whopping 6 titles on IMDb’s Top 250  Movies list despite only winning one Oscar for Best Visual


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