Those with their eyes fixed firmly on the ‘gram may have come across a fun little viral Instagram 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 25.
While the city doesn’t have a Grand Budapest Hotel to hold the event, it does have a trusty alternative in One Hundred Shoreditch, which will be the base for the print exhibition of Wes-filled content you’ll be shown. Check out the recreations of the postcard scenes, and see prints of a selection of AWA sites “from Tokyo to Ohio”.
As it’s here for a while, you’ll sure have the chance 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 before heading down.
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 2022. Read more about the exhibition here.