Culture Collage: Stanley Kubrick December 12 2012, 0 Comments

Director Stanley Kubrick's notoriety has resurfaced in an exhibition at LACMA which displays film clips, detailed storyboards, libraries of reference books, and now-iconic props and set pieces from his career. His exacting, obsessive attention to detail in every aspect of his craft make he and DGoods kindred spirits.

Original costumes of the Grady twins from The Shining.

Alex's costume from A Clockwork Orange -- resplendent with bloody eyeball cufflinks!

Kubrick looked beyond filmmaking for influences. Diane Arbus' photograph Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey is echoed in the appearance of the Grady twins from The Shining.

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." Jack Torrance's infamous typewriter on display.

The recurrent geometric themes prevalent in his set design have informed our process as well. Circular motifs like the centrifuge from 2001: A Space Odyssey and the War Room table from Dr. Strangelove are examples of engineering feats married with great design. The Ahwahnee Hotel Kubrick used as the main source of inspiration for the Overlook Hotel in The Shining influenced our very own Ahwahnee Pillow with its maze-like corridors and dramatic color palette.

Stay tuned for our next Culture Collage and pin away from our specially curated Kubrick board.