Those with their eyes fixed firmly on the ‘gram may have come across a fun little viral account called “Accidentally Wes Anderson“. And by little, I actually mean – *checks notes* – 1.6 million followers.
Finding the Wes Anderson in everyday life, the pastel-kissed, style-oozing account floods our feeds with sights that could be a still from the director’s back catalogue. It could be a train carriage, a lighthouse or an old building — each conjure that exact same image in your mind that when you know, you just know.
And, to celebrate the launch of the account’s brand new endeavour, the Accidentally Wes Anderson postcards, a brand new pop-up exhibition is landing in London for 17 days, starting on october 24.
While the city doesn’t have a Grand Budapest Hotel to hold the event, it does have a fine alternative in One Hundred Shoreditch, which will be the base for the sensory journey of Wes-filled content you’ll be whisked away by. You’ll be able to hop around gawking at 3D recreations of the postcard scenes, and see limited-edition prints of all the AWA sites “from Tokyo to Ohio”.
Once you’ve taken in the contents of the exhibition, you can head into the Oriel Room at One Hundred Shoreditch which will have received a classy makeover for the occasion, with a Hendrick’s mini-bar and even rooms to stay the night in. Perfect, really – after a few tips you can kick back in front of a movie by… I wonder which director?
There’s still a week until it opens, which should be enough time to get the rewatches of Rushmore, Fantastic Mr Fox, The French Dispatch and the rest of Wes Anderson’s impressive oeuvre into your movie marathons.
The “Accidentally Wes Anderson” pop-up runs at One Hundred Shoreditch, 100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JQ (nearest station is Liverpool Street) from October 25 – November 13. Read more about the exhibition here.