The Great Gatsby, 2013
Baz Luhrmann’s vision for the Roaring Twenties was implemented by his longtime collaborator, the inimitable designer Catherine Martin.
Aside from the set design, there was a huge amount of graphic design required in filmmaking for this period: newspaper headlines, vintage photography, calligraphy, posters, scrapbooks and the extraordinary neon signage of the 1920s. It must have been a hugely demanding project for the art department, but also a hugely rewarding one—The Great Gatsby took all the design prizes at the Oscars and the Art Directors Guild awards this year.
Baz Luhrmann says of the design of the movie: “It’s generally a quiet, internal story about very loud, colorful, intense things.”
Production design: Catherine Martin
Associate production designer: Karen Murphy
Supervising art director: Ian Gracie
Set decorator: Beverley Dunn
Graphic designer: Michael Wholley
Graphic artist: Craig Mandile