Designing Graphic Props for Filmmaking by Annie Atkins

I bought Designing Graphic Props for Filmmaking by Annie Atkins when I visited a museum in London. It seemed interesting even if I’m not too keen on movies. Well, this book didn’t disappoint at all. It is a behind-the-scenes insight into the complicated design of graphic objects for film sets.

Designing Graphic Props for Filmmaking by Annie Atkins

She did a wonderful job in making the stories fun and engaging. Reading about how to make props like invitations, letters, tickets, and packaging is really interesting. Some of these might never be seen or noticed by the audience, but they spent hours making them as accurate as possible. She tackles the criticism nicely. I don’t necessarily agree with her views, as a historian, but I understand better why some decisions are taken.

There are loads and loads of pictures with the props she created. I think it is a great book, which would also be interesting for a movie lover as a gift.

Designing Graphic Props for Filmmaking by Annie Atkins

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My rating: 5/5 Stars
Would I recommend it: yes
Published by: Phaidon Press
Year it was published: 2020
Format: Paperback
Genre(s): Sundry
Pages: 208

About the author: Annie Atkins is a Welsh graphic designer and prop maker for film and television. She is known for her graphic design work in The Grand Budapest Hotel and has gone on to work with director Wes Anderson on Isle of Dogs and The French Dispatch.
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2 thoughts on “Designing Graphic Props for Filmmaking by Annie Atkins”

    • I’m not keen on movies and I enjoyed the book a lot. She writes how she is doing stuff and that’s fascinating. I’ve decided to read before bedtime and I pick books that are suitable, more relaxing or at least not about killings or covid. :))

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