How ‘Lovecraft Country’ Traversed Dimension and Time Through Production Design

Proving a book sometimes can be judged by its cover, Matt Ruff’s fantasy-horror novel “Lovecraft Country” left quite an impression on Kalina Ivanov, even before the production designer considered working on showrunner Misha Green’s HBO adaptation.“I really chased this project,” said Ivanov in an interview with IndieWire.

“I had read the book in 2017 and was quite taken with it, [even] the front cover graphics.

It’s a really well-thought-out book.

When I heard it was coming together for HBO, I pestered my agent and said, ‘We gotta go for this.’”That pestering paid off, as Ivanov would land the challenging project by showing how it needed to go far beyond designing a single look for the series as whole.

Each episode of Green’s adaptation would reveal a new aspect of America’s true horrors, which run far deeper than introducing a new scaly monster, shifting genre and time period,

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