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The Crown Production Designer Martin Childs
The Crown, Season 2 / Netflix

The Crown Production Designer Martin Childs Set by Set Breakdown

Production Designer Martin Childs visually breaks down his sets to marvelous effect showcasing what was already on location and what they created from scratch on the 2nd season of The Crown on Netflix.

Jurassic Park Production Design

THE PRODUCTION DESIGN OF JURASSIC PARK (1993): Architecture and Materials

Production designed by Rick Carter, the final part that ‘sells’ Jurassic Park as a working, functioning resort is the construction of the infrastructure. An abundance of raw concrete is employed, which works

THE PRODUCTION DESIGN OF JURASSIC PARK (1993): Internal Information, Advertising and ID Systems

Aside from the exterior corporate identity (see Part 1) of Jurassic Park, production designed by Rick Carter, there was a distinct and different internal bit of design behind the flash exterior of

Jurassic Park Graphic Design

THE PRODUCTION DESIGN OF JURASSIC PARK (1993): Corporate Branding, Identity and Signage

The true brilliance of Jurassic Park’s graphic design is the cohesive branding of the theme park island that frames the film and makes it more believable. Production Designer, Rick Carter’s look for Jurassic Park –

An In-Depth Look at the Production Design of Prometheus and the Prometheus Rovers

The production design for Prometheus surprised a lot of people when the first set stills leaked. Instead of the grungy, mechanical aesthetic of Alien, which it predates, Prometheus’ sets are clean, brightly lit, and very

TV SETS: Mad Men, Seasons 1-3

With the news that Mad Men was just picked up for two, possibly three more seasons, I thought it would be an excellent time to take a look back at the fantastic

IN MEMORIAM: Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)

ELIZABETH TAYLOR 1932-2011 I loved Liz Taylor. Not because she was beautiful, not because she was a “tabloid temptress”, but because she was a damn fine actress. Since the day that she

Thérèse DePrez

From the Sketchbook of Black Swan Production Designer, Thérèse DePrez

Exclusive to Art Departmental, here is a very special post from the mind of production designer, Thérèse DePrez for all of you hardcore art department geeks like I am. As a huge fan