We are true fans of all the graphics and design for every single Wes Anderson movie so far and The French Dispatcher character posters, just unveiled yesterday for the movie’s upcoming release, do not disappoint. However, the movie DID disappoint. It’s just awful.
The French Dispatch Character Posters
Opening in theaters on October 22, after a delay due to Covid, The French Dispatch is described as “A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch Magazine”. An hour and 43 minute romantic comedy directed by Wes Anderson, the upcoming movie stars many of Anderson’s beloved regulars.
The twelve posters are beautifully designed with photographs of the actors in character, each against a different graphic background designed to reflect part of that character’s narrative. We recently learned, thanks to Karen Knecht of konnectDesign, that these are the work of the very talented Erica Dorn
The movie appears to be told as a series of vignettes, each dedicated to one of the characters.
What can we say? We are looking forward to every single perfectly composed frame of it. (Update: sadly, it turned out to be one of his worst movies.)
The official poster for the movie:
Esquire Magazine has a fun breakdown of the movie’s official illustrated poster worth reading here.