Graphic Designer Annie Atkins

It’s no late breaking news that I loved the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel and with my love of paper it will come as no surprise that I quickly tracked down the master mind behind the fictitious Empire of Zubrowka’s superb paper trail – graphic designer Annie Atkins…

annie atkins graphic designer for The Grand Budapest Hotel

A fictitious country needs all kinds of graphics: flags, banknotes, passports, street signs,” she told Quartz. “It’s impossible to imagine graphics like these. You have to do your research and you’ll find treasures that you couldn’t even have begun to sit down and draw until you saw them in front of your eyes.”

Annie Atkins graphic designer for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Having just spent a few days in a favorite hotel and enjoying the place immensely I can still say that the one thing I continue to miss is…

Annie Atkins graphic designer for The Grand Budapest Hotel

a real key!

that credit card key is just not the same!

Atkins completed almost 40 variations of the local newspaper – Trans-Alpine Yodel – before the final choice was made.  She wrote every article for the paper complete with stories, dates and the correct weather forecast…

Annie Atkins graphic designer for The grand Budapest Hotel

she created bank notes…

Annie Atkins graphic designer for The grand Budapest Hotel

passports…

Annie Atkins graphic designer for The grand Budapest Hotel

stamps…

Annie Atkins graphic designer for The grand Budapest Hotel

providing an authentic atmosphere so the actors are able to immerse themselves in the period…

Annie Atkins graphic designer for The grand Budapest Hotel

and I loved reading about her making a spelling mistake on the candy boxes – apparently Wes Anderson took it in stride!…

Annie Atkins graphic designer for The grand Budapest Hotel

sounds like a dream job to me…

happy hump day…

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  1. Enjoyed that movie, too. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and The Thousand-Foot Journey weren’t that artistically creative, but were delightful. Plan to see The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel soon.

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      I totally agree and was talking with friends today about the Second BEMH!