David Anaxagoras

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Designing Gortimer

If you’ve seen even a single frame of Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street​, you know that our Production Designer, Kristan Andrews, is some kind of genius. She has  imbued the show with a unique warmth and glow that flies in the face of every other loud, brash, obnoxious kid TV show out there.

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The heart and spirit of Normal Street is felt and reflected in Kristan’s every set, every design. I’ve been watching Kristan at work for two years, and I still find myself completely enraptured with each new episode. From the insanity of Ranger’s cheeseburger bed to the glorious jewel-tones and dramatic flourishes of a pirate play, our show owes so much of its inventive signature look to Kristan.

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Please check out the in-depth article “Nostalgic Television in a Digital World” in the November-December 2015 issue of the Art Directors Guild magazine Perspective, all about Kristan’s approach to designing our show.

7 Comments

  1. Sloane MorganSiegelwas the real lead in this fantastic series!He deserves the award!

    • I’m not sure to what you are referring. This is a post about our production designer and her article in her guild’s magazine. Was someone suggesting Sloane was not deserving of some award or not an important part of the show? I don’t follow.

    • Sloane is a fine actor. Kristan is the person who brings the environment alive for the script to occur. Kristan is able to create a timeless environment for the entire family to enjoy. She is able to envision text into a living image, and that is a true talent.

  2. I’ve been searching in vain for the great cat/fish wallpaper from ranger’s old room – can you help a girl out?

  3. Dave-
    I just came across this thread. Tearing up in my American Girl office over your sweet words. Gortimer will forever be among the shows I am most proud. I wish we could go back to visit Normal Street.
    Hope you are well. Love, Kristan

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