May 2, 2020

This month's PDC newsletter is highlighting VFX and concept art, so we compiled a list of books to add to the conversation.

STAR WARS ART - Ralph McQuarrie (2016) 

Ralph McQuarrie is the most...

March 19, 2020

This is a special design review for colleagues who have recently found themselves released from work and confined to their home due to the spread of COVID-19. In accordance with the times, we will be...

March 8, 2020

Due to the latest global restrictions on air travel, this month's review will lovingly and nostalgically explore the world of airline and airport design.

AIRLINE: Style at 30,000 feet (Keith Lovegrove,...

November 30, 2019

This month, a dispatch from Lisbon, Portugal - a collection of resources on tile, which I'm currently surrounded by!

5000 YEARS OF TILES (Hans Van Lemmen, 2013) 

A comprehensive review of tile art and p...

September 22, 2019

This month, to accompany our Forum question "How Do You Craft a Career", we review books on production design careers, written by or about established colleagues. 

BY DESIGN: Interviews with Film...

July 28, 2019

This month features a brilliant subject - Neon! We are joined by Matt Dilling, partner at Lite Brite Neon Studio, who was kind enough to share some of his favorites here. If you ever find yourselves i...

May 26, 2019

This month's subject is postcards: these seemingly mundane, utilitarian images hold more than meets the eye! They are a great resource for production design research and sometimes are the only records...

March 24, 2019

This month features my latest obsession - pattern. In our work, we often design wallpaper and fabrics - where can we get our inspiration from? Here are a few places to start - 

MULTIPLE TITLES - DOVER...

January 20, 2019

This month features the results of a recent weekend in Berlin, where I visited book stores and dug through crates at some book sales events. Here are the uncovered gems, to inspire us all for the new...

November 10, 2018

This month's review highlights genre-bending books that combine photography and text, inspired by the recent re-publication of the "The Sweet Flypaper of Life", with photos by Roy DeCarava's and story...

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