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8 April 2020 | Edinburgh

Glug Edinburgh: Annie Atkins

  • Annie Atkins

Join us for an evening with Graphic Designer for filmmaking, Annie Atkins.

About this Event

We are delighted to announce an evening with Annie Atkins to celebrate the recent publication of her book Fake Love Letters, Forged Telegrams, and Prison Escape Maps: Designing Graphic Props for Filmmaking, published by Phaidon.

You'll be familiar with Annie's work - her props have helped build the worlds we're thrown into at the cinema (The Grand Budapest Hotel, to mention our favourite!). She'll be talking us through some examples of her work and sharing how she approaches the design process.

The paper legends G . F Smith will also be popping up at the event and giving away copies of their swanky new Collection Book.

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Annie Atkins specialises in graphic design for filmmaking. Atkins designed the graphic props for Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and Isle of Dogs, and Todd Haynes’s Wonderstruck, among other Hollywood films. Originally from Wales, Atkins is now based in Dublin, Ireland.

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Fake Love Letters, Forged Telegrams, and Prison Escape Maps: Designing Graphic Props for Filmmaking, Annie Atkins, Phaidon

To celebrate the launch of the book, we're offering it at a special discount of half price, when bought with a ticket.

Annie will be on hand afterwards to sign a copy or two, so snap up a ticket and book before they fly off the internet!

The event will be a slightly different format from previous Glugs, dedicating the night to Annie's work and new book.

6.30pm - Doors

7pm - Annie Atkins Talk

7.45pm - Q&A Session

8pm - Book Signing

Leith Theatre will be operating their own bar on the night, so if you fancy a tipple, don't forget your pocket money.

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Backstage Sign, 13 x 12 in. (33 x 30.5 cm, Penny Dreadful (Showtime Networks, 2014), graphic designer: Annie Atkins, sign painter: Laurence O Toole, photograph by Flora Fricker. Picture credit: Courtesy of Showtime Networks Inc.
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Milk-bottle Tops (England, 1950s), 1½ in. (3.8 cm) diameter, photograph by Flora Fricker, collection of Annie Atkins
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Grand Guignol Theater Frontage, theater front 16 ft. wide (4.9 m), Penny Dreadful (Showtime Networks, 2014), graphic designer: Annie Atkins, sign painters: Laurence O Toole & Kenneth Carroll. Picture credit: Courtesy of Showtime Networks Inc.

G . F Smith Collection Book

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Drop in and meet the G . F Smith team and get your hands on the new collection book!

For over 130 years, G . F Smith has been obsessed with the simple beauty and limitless possibility of paper. Today, they act as custodians of the founders remarkable legacy by making and curating the world’s finest paper collection. As one of the oldest known materials, paper continues to be a symbol of innovation and technological progression — a medium that goes far beyond just being a carrier of ideas and knowledge, a profoundly important and valuable material — more relevant for today’s needs than ever before.