Wes Anderson is one of my favourite writers and directors, and The Grand Budapest Hotel is probably my all-time favourite movie. So after seeing so many amazing pieces of artwork and illustration inspired by his films, I thought I should base one of my Creative Spotlight posts on beautiful such pieces of Wes Anderson inspired fan art.
Illustrator Andrés Lozano has created a set of three wonderful movie posters for Anderson's movies - Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and Rushmore - using objects from each film to create a quirky pattern.
I first discovered Belfast-based artist Peter Strain when he created an illustration promoting The Grand Budapest Hotel for local independent cinema, QFT. I loved it so much I bought an art print of it. He has also created illustrations for Moonrise Kingdom, and a second for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
This set of illustrated posters show highly detailed cross sections of a number of some of the best know Wes Anderson movie locations, from the Grand Budapest Hotel itself, to the Belafonte ship from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and 111 Archer Avenue from The Royal Tenenbaums.
Bangkok-based illustrator and artist Ise Ananphada has created this amazingly detailed poster for The Grand Budapest Hotel. I love how so many of the elements of the movie are told, and all the characters are shown, in front of a gorgoeus opened up illustration of the hotel.
Spanish artist Mar Cerdà creates awe-inspiring dioramas using paper and watercolours. Among Mar's work, there are three Wes Anderson pieces; The Darjeeling Limited, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Royal Tenenbaums.
And I've created my own little ode to my favourite Wes Anderson movie, Grand Budapest Hotel. I have a whole range of fan art greeting cards, and thought why not add Gustave H. to the mix, with a little bit of swearing included (as he is an expert at great swearing). So if you're looking for the perfect card for an irritating situation, this one will fit your purpose perfectly.