Design in a Frame of Emotion
72 pp., 5 x 7 in, 25 color illus., 2 b&w illus.
- Published: February 2, 2021
- Publisher: Sternberg Press
- Rights: not for sale in Europe or the UK
A conversation about design, filmmaking, Afrofuturism, and other topics with Hannah Beachler, Academy-Award-winning production designer of Black Panther.
Hannah Beachler is known as an award-winning production designer, but she tells an audience that she considers herself to be more of a story designer. As film stills and concept art from a few of those stories—Moonlight, Miles Ahead, Creed, Lemonade, and Black Panther—flash across a screen, Beachler engages in a meandering conversation with Jacqueline Stewart and Toni L. Griffin about set building and curation, urban design, location scouting, Afrofuturism, fictional histories, and Black feminist narratives, and describes her role: a designer behind on-screen tableaux that provide not only visual feasts of artistry and imagination, but also intimate spaces of emotion, humanity, and constructed memory.