Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson-Influenced Art and Modernity-Influenced ‘Mad Men': Links You Need to See

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Although the feeling of summer bliss is timeless, there are some old-fashioned under-the-sun activities that have been abandoned by us tech-tyrranized millennials. Lest the season pass you by as you write an epic in the form of a text message, check out Mental Floss’s “15 Summertime Activities We Need To Bring Back” to, well, virtually revel in the beauty of the tangible world.
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Incredible Renderings of Wes Anderson Characters as LEGO Figures

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Designer Matt Chase originally created these fake LEGO instruction manuals for a show at San Francisco gallery Spoke Art, but luckily for us, they’re now publicly available for all Wes Anderson geeks to enjoy. The renderings of the director’s best-known characters as LEGO figures, complete with their signature accessories, pair well with Anderson’s meticulous approach to assembling his insanely detailed world. They’re also just plain adorable. Click through for the full roster, from Rushmore to Grand Budapest Hotel.
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An Adorable Illustrated Tribute to Wes Anderson’s Quirky Characters

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We haven’t met a Wes Anderson tribute we could refuse. Colombian artist Alejandro Giraldo, who we learned about on Boing Boing, hit our sweet spot with his illustrated ode to the quirky characters of filmmaker Wes Anderson. From The Royal Tenenbaums to The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Giraldo’s adorable artworks remind us of all the things we love about Anderson’s fictional universe — right down to the itty-bitty details, such as Agatha’s Mexico-shaped birthmark and milkmaid braids in The Grand Budapest Hotel. See how Giraldo captured Anderson’s charming aesthetic, below.
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