From the rich reds and yellows of The Darjeeling Limited to the washed out pastels of Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson is known for his elaborate, colorful sets. Mar Cerdà, an artist from Barcelona and Wes Anderson fan, decided to celebrate Anderson’s trademark aesthetic by recreating the sets from some of his most renowned movies. The results are as fascinating as they are whimsical.
Cerdà, who specializes in illustration and paper cutting, created the replicas by hand-painting, cutting and arranging tiny pieces of paper with amazing precision. This method also serves and ode to Anderson. The director occasionally uses miniature models during filming, a rather outdated film technique that helped bring the surreal imagery of The Grand Budapest Hotel to life. He used a nine foot tall model to film the exterior shots of the hotel, as well experimented with miniatures in other films like The Life Aquatic.
Cerdàs illustrations are intensely detailed and really represent the surreal nature of Anderson’s work. Check out some of her paper illustrations below and prepare to be totally amazed.
The Darjeeling Limited (Scene above, illustration below)
The Royal Tenenbaums (scene below, illustration above)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
To checkout more of Mar Cerdà’s work, visit her website.