Fake Love Letters, Forged Telegrams and Prison Escape Maps: Designing Graphic Props for Filmmaking by Annie Atkins Phaidon Book

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Although graphic props such as invitations, letters, tickets and packaging are rarely seen close-up by a cinema audience, they are designed in painstaking detail. Dublin-based designer Annie Atkins invites readers into the creative process behind her intricately designed, rigorously researched and visually stunning graphic props. These objects may be given just a fleeting moment of screen time, but their authenticity is vital and their role is crucial: to nudge both the actors on set and the audience just that much further into the fictional world of the film.

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Annie Atkins specializes in graphic design for filmmaking. Atkins designed the graphic props for Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel and Isle of Dogs and Todd Haynes's Wonderstruck, among other Hollywood films. Originally from Wales, Atkins is now based in Dublin, Ireland.

Paperback, 10 x 7 1/2 in., 208 pages, 200 illustrations

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