Isle of Dogs, the latest Wes Anderson film has been celebrated in London with an exhibition at The Store X at 180 Strand in London. The original set design and puppets that featured on the film like noodles and sake cocktails by chef Akira Shimizu of Soho's Engawa restaurant makes the visitor stepping inside the world of Wes Anderson.
The stop-motion animation using the set and puppets that set in Japan 20 years in the future. All of the set and puppets were crafted at 3 Mills Studios in East London.
‘The film is set in a retro future, but its a 1950s aesthetic of Japan very much influenced by the post-industrial era – there was a huge construction boom in the 1950s, 60s, 70s of concrete built factories. There was a lot of excess industrial output which now is slightly decaying and declining – that was the influence for Trash Island,’ says Tommy Tannock, exhibition organiser at the Store X.
See some of Isle of Dogs set and puppets in pictures above.