Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
We love a good opening sequence, so much so that we could have stopped watching The Darjeeling Limited after 3 minutes and that Kinks song. Opening credits are important, whether Woody Allen's simple text treatments or Hitchcock's more ominous, playful openers. "THE FILM before THE FILM is a short documentary that traces the evolution of title design through the history of film. This short film was a research project at the BTK (Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule) that takes a look at pioneers like Saul Bass, Maurice Binder and Kyle Cooper by showing the transitions from early film credits to the inclusion of digital techniques, a resurgence of old-school style, and filmmakers' love of typography in space."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
If you didn't get enough of the Wes Anderson x Roman Coppola combination last year with the feature film, Moonrise Kingdom, the often-collaborating duo have taken over the direction of Italian fashion giant, Prada, and their new fragrance, Prada Candy. Two guys, one girl (a girl that was Woody Allen's love interest in the excellent Midnight in Paris), some popcorn, French language, and the quirky storyline of one of America's finest, and you got yourself some... Italian fashion.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Why not? We have been in a Wes Anderson mood with the "Bad Dads" show at Spoke Art, so might as well move onto the Wes Anderson Alphabet as produced by Madrid, Spain-based Hexagonall. We don't get all 26, but 18 posters representing the film canon that is Wes Anderson will suffice on this election day.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 31, 2012
For the third straight year, Spoke Art Gallery has turned their space into an homage to the fantastic filmmaker Wes Anderson. The show, which ran for two days this past weekend as a Halloween costume party, featured seventy-five painting, prints, and sculptures by an amazing group of talented artists who have come to admire the wacky and wonderful world that Anderson has created over the years.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 20, 2012
This tumblr full of clever memes is exactly what it sounds like: a mash-up of scenes from Wes Anderson movies and Kanye West lyrics (and at times, lines from Anderson's movies adapted to Kanye's music videos). Both Anderson and West have an affinity for the finer things in life...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Wildcat... was kind of written in an obsolete vernacular. We love Wes Anderson, but to this day, The Royal Tenenbaums is his masterstroke, full of incredible dialogue and layers of detail that still delight today. One of the best parts of the movie? All the literary references and published works of the family, and the Criterion Collection recently posted a collection of book covers of Anderson's subjects.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 19, 2012
For the past few years, Guillaume Ospital has been working in France as lead 3d modeler and character designer in the animation industry, as well as doing illustrations for various games, books, magazines. He likes Wes Anderson. And Portal 2. And dumplings.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
If you are a fan of Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic, you probably should watch Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Louis Malle's Le Monde du Silence. Here we offer you some stills from the film (as provided by i like this blog). It's soaked in beautiful, nautical imagery and Cousteau-ian investigations of marine life. Feeling inspired to watch it yet? Good. Go do it.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 05, 2012
For the hoards of Wes Anderson fans out there who are anticipating or have recently enjoyed Moonrise Kingdom, you can now take your obsession a step further. You thought you had shown your dedication by dressing up as team Zissou for Halloween, but now you can play Wes Anderson board games. You no longer have to wait for a costume clad holiday to enjoy your own Wes Anderson experience.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
There is a ton of anticipation for Wes Anderson's return to real actors with his newest film, Moonrise Kingdom, and Anderson regular Bill Murray hosts a tour (yes, you can tour films now, especially the big-budget arty ones like a Wes Anderson film) of Moonrise Kingdom. That's right, he just sort of talks the film out to you. We like it. We might take that idea and have Robert Williams talk out each issue...