The Grand Budapest Hotel is the latest film of Wes Anderson which serves as one huge typographic delight. The team of Creative Review was able to have a talk with the lead graphic designer of the movie, Annie Atkins, who was the one in charge of every amazing prop seen in the movie.
Atkins shared that this was the project that showed her the complete essence of graphic design in the world of filmmaking. She also mentioned working hand in hand with production designer Adam Stockhausen to build the fictional country of the State of Zubrowska. It involved creating postage stamps and bank notes among many others to bring to life the place that Wes had created from his mind.
The entire movie is also considered as “type-rich” with most of the letterings done by hand. In fact, one of Atkins’ favorite examples is the sign of the Grand Budapest Hotel itself. Her next project is a new horror series called “Penny Dreadful.” Check out all of her different works on the movie in our gallery, and watch the movie trailer below.