An Illustrated Tribute to Wes Anderson
On October 8, Abrams will publish Matt Zoller Seitz's new book, "The Wes Anderson Collection", a gorgeously illustrated collection of essays about one of recent cinema's most idiosyncratic and fiercely beloved filmmakers. While Seitz's book is proof that Anderson's unique sensibilities have inspired great writing, there is already abundant proof that the auteur's aesthetic hangups and obsessive attention to detail have inspired a tremendous wealth of great art, as talented fans the world over have been compelled to create gorgeous illustrated tributes to these movies. There's something about Anderson's style that seems to demand a response, as though – despite the specificity of his films – they're only half-formed, a call and response that audiences feel personally tapped to answer. While a large portion of the pieces contained in this gallery were commissioned for "Bad Dads", Spoke Art's excellent recurring Anderson tribute, just as many were found hiding in smaller pockets of the web. If you like these pieces, please follow the links to the artists' individual pages that can be found along the bottom of each image. You should probably put your bandit hat on now.