The Grand Guignol Theatre Signage

The Grand Guignol Theatre Signage

The Grand Guignol Theatre Signage This is a cast iron, stained glass, theatre front, from the gothic, horror TV show, Penny Dreadful (2014). This isn’t a stereotypical graphic prop, but it still falls very much under the graphic design department. The Grand Guignol Theatre signage …

The Jurassic Park Brochure

The Jurassic Park Brochure

THE JURASSIC PARK BROCHURE This is one of the original brochures from Steven Spielberg’s brilliant, Oscar winning, action adventure, Jurassic Park (1993). Strangely, this isn’t a greatly iconic graphic prop, as they only featured in the background of scenes. They can be seen in the …

The 10″ Album Covers From Harry Potter

The 10″ Album Covers From Harry Potter

THE 10″ ALBUM COVERS FROM HARRY POTTER The “Incantation Records, Music to Charm Your Ears” and “Spell-O-Fonix, Sparkling Sounds for the Discerning Wizard” are two graphic prop album covers that feature in the Harry Potter films. These are just a small part of the plethora …

Wonder Woman’s Ambrotype Photograph

Wonder Woman’s Ambrotype Photograph

Wonder Woman’s AMBROTYPE Photograph This is the photograph printed on glass, that was used in Wonder Woman (2017). Taken during a scene set in 1918, this style of photograph mimics the collodion or wet plate process, an early photographic method requiring glass to be coated, sensitized, exposed and developed …

River Song’s Diary

River Song’s Diary

RIVER SONG’S DIARY   British graphic props don’t get much more iconic than River Song’s Diary from Doctor Who. Designed in 2008 for River Song’s first episode “Silence in the Library” and subsequently featured in a storyline that would span 3 Doctors, no one could …

Peppy’s Posters & Magazines From ‘The Artist’

Peppy’s Posters & Magazines From ‘The Artist’

PEPPY’S POSTERS & MAGAZINES FROM ‘THE ARTIST’ These graphics are from the film, “The Artist” (2011). The movie was shot in black and white and set in the late 1920s / early 1930s. We follow the story of Peppy Miller, a film-going fan who falls …

The Little Women Graphic Prop Blunder

The Little Women Graphic Prop Blunder

THE LITTLE WOMEN GRAPHIC Prop BLUNDER Today’s post isn’t going to be an overly positive one but it will be interesting. Please be assured this will be a rare occurrence on my blog. I just felt I had to say something and not let this …

The Wonderful Graphic Props of Little Women

The Wonderful Graphic Props of Little Women

THE WONDERFUL GRAPHIC PROPS OF LITTLE WOMEN There are many wonderful graphic props in Little Women and I want to take a closer look at 5 of them today. If you haven’t seen the film yet, what have you been doing since lockdown!? Go and …

The Marauder’s Map

The Marauder’s Map

THE MARAUDER’S MAP This is the iconic Marauder’s Map from the Harry Potter films. It was hand drawn by the marvellous Miraphora Mina, one half of MinaLima, the graphic designers of the Harry Potter and now Fantastic Beasts films too. I’ve met Miraphora Mina and …

Enchantment Under The Sea Poster

Enchantment Under The Sea Poster

ENCHANTMENT UNDER THE SEA POSTER (1985… OR IS IT 1955…?) This is the school dance poster from the 1985 film Back to the Future.   This fun and slightly naive school poster was most likely designed by Al Gaynor, the “graphic artist / scenic artist” …

The Weasley’s Betting Slips

The Weasley’s Betting Slips

THE WEASLEY’S BETTING SLIPS These betting slips feature in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and are issued by the Weasley twins during the Tri Wizard Tournament for other students to bet with. They were designed by the fabulous Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima …