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An Honest Trailer to promote the imminent release of Isle of Dogs.

Ennui, meticulous symmetry, whip pans: they’re all here.

As Anderson told NPR in 2012:

I have a way of filming things and staging them and designing sets. There were times when I thought I should change my approach, but in fact, this is what I like to do. It’s sort of like my handwriting as a movie director. And somewhere along the way, I think I’ve made the decision: I’m going to write in my own handwriting. That’s just sort of my way.


An incredible story featuring the founder of Viz magazine, an ‘unbelieveable prat’ of an ex-TV producer and the ongoing trademark battle over the rights to one of the most popular and lucrative design legacies in modern popculture.

In 2000, Stuart Manley, the owner of Barter Books of Alnwick, Northumberland, found a folded poster at the bottom of a box of random books he’d bought at auction. (Barter Books is a very famous and beautiful bookstore housed in an old train station. Many features of the original station have been left intact, and there are model trains running around the shop on a high track above the bookshelves.) Mary Manley, Stuart’s wife and partner in the shop, took a liking to the poster. It was framed and displayed behind the till. Right away people started trying to buy it off them: Not For Sale, they were told. But the demand wore the Manleys down, and eventually they ordered 500 reproductions through a local print shop. This was in 2001.

READ ON: The Vicious Trademark Battle Over “Keep Calm And Carry On’ (The Awl)

(Hat tip: Steven McBride)