The Grand Budapest Hotel was my favorite film of 2014 so I created an illustrated tribute to it as well as for one of my favorite illustrator/ artist A.M. Cassandre. First I immersed myself studying the his style, particulary the way he traced human figures; a very geometric and yet dynamic.
A student of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France, Adolphe Mouron Cassandre was a painter, commercial poster artist and typeface designer. His inventive graphic techniques show influences of Surrealism and Cubism and became very popular in Europe and the US during the 1930s. He was a teacher as well as an artist and led courses at both the École des Arts Décoratifs and the École d'Art Graphique in 1934 and 1935. He and several other partners formed the advertising agency Alliance Graphiqe, which worked for a broad client base throughout the 1930s.