Film & TV

From set design to scriptwriting: craft and creativity on screen

The gif & the art of storytelling

From low comedy to high art, the humble gif has become a powerful storytelling device. Emily Gosling meets Adam Leibsohn, Chief Operating Officer of Giphy, the search engine powering a new medium

Frankenstein: Making of a Modern Myth

In his new book, Christopher Frayling examines how Mary Shelley’s novel of 1818 brought about one of the most enduring characters in literature and film – and created a visual language all its own

Crafting a journey through Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory

My Golden Ticket, the new book from children’s publisher Wonderbly, takes young readers on a tour through Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory – and is a brilliant example of personalised storytelling using algorithms and one huge InDesign file. In 1964, Roald Dahl created one of the most bonkers and memorable children’s book settings of all time. […]

Stranger Things teams up with Topshop for Hallowe’en

Topshop’s flagship store in London has been given a Stranger Things-inspired makeover for Hallowe’en. Visit before October 31 and you can step inside Joyce’s living room, test your telekinetic powers in the Hawkins Laboratory or shop an exclusive Stranger Things collection…

Blade Runner 2049: back in the world

In the Blade Runner sequel, filmgoers are put straight into a world where even technology has had to fight for survival. We talk to Territory Studio about creating screen graphics & on-set assets that shaped the look of this unique film

Exposure: Charlotte James

Art Director Gem Fletcher examines the world of photography, with a focus on new talent, photo books and exhibitions from around the globe. In the latest instalment she looks at stylist and creative director Charlotte James.