Every Wes Anderson film features an extraordinary attention to detail within the lush, colorful worlds only the auteur himself can envision. With his most recent “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” it appears Anderson has outdone himself with the development of not just one location, but the entire (fictional) state of Zubrowka. And in almost every scene, you’ll find the work of Annie Atkins, the film’s lead graphic designer. In an insightful interview, the designer describes her work on the various graphic props, from Mendl’s patisserie packaging to the much sought after “Boy with Apple” painting, as well as her advertising origins and what it was like to work with the beloved Anderson.
Grand Budapest Graphic Design