Fake Love Letters, Forged Telegrams & Prison Escape Maps: Designing Graphic Props for Filmmaking


By Annie Atkins

A behind-the-scenes look at the extraordinary and meticulous design of graphic objects for film sets

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.

Published by Phaidon, 2020

Softcover, 208 pages, full color, 10 × 7.5 inches

ISBN: 9780714879383

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