Art Directors Guild Awards Nominations!

We’d like to congratulate all nominees for this year’s Art Directors Guild Awards. We’d especially like to congratulate all of the nominated productions we’ve worked with in the past year; Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Gotham, The Knick, True Detective, American Horror Story: Freak Show, Fargo, House of Lies, Modern Family, Mike & Molly, The Big Bang Theory and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

To see a complete list of nominees, click here.

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2014

ONE-HOUR Period or Fantasy
SINGLE CAMERA TELEVISION SERIES
BOARDWALK EMPIRE
Episode: Golden Days for Boys and Girls
Production Designer: Bill Groom
Set Decorator: Carol Silverman
GAME OF THRONES
Episodes: The Laws of Gods and Men, The Mountain and the Viper
Production Designer: Deborah Riley
Set Decorator: Robert Cameron
GOTHAM
Episodes: Pilot, Selina Kyle, Arkham
Production Designer: Doug Kraner
Set Decorators: Regina Graves
Andrew Baseman
MAD MEN
Episode: Time Zones
Production Designer: Dan Bishop
Set Decorator: Claudette Didul
THE KNICK
Episodes: Method and Madness, Working Late A Lot
Production Designer: Howard Cummings
Set Decorator: Regina Graves

 

ONE-HOUR CONTEMPORARY
SINGLE CAMERA TELEVISION SERIES
HOMELAND
Episode: The Drone Queen
Production Designer: John D Kretschmer
Set Decorator: Andrew McCarthy
HOUSE OF CARDS
Episode: Chapter 18
Production Designer: Steve Arnold
Set Decorator: Tiffany Zappulla
JUSTIFIED
Episodes: A Murder of Crowes, Wrong Roads, The Toll
Production Designer: Dave Blass
Set Decorator: Shauna Aronson
THE NEWSROOM
Episodes: Boston, Main Justice, Contempt
Production Designer: Karen Steward
Set Decorator: Sandy Struth
TRUE DETECTIVE
Episodes: Pilot, Selina Kyle, Arkham
Production Designer: Alex DiGerlando
Set Decorator: Cynthia Anne Slagter

 

TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: Freak Show
Episode: Massacres and Matinees
Production Designer: Mark Worthington
Set Decorator: Cynthia Anne Slagter
COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY
Episode: Unafraid of the Dark
Production Designer: Seth Reed
Set Decorators: NONE CREDITED
FARGO
Episode: The Crocodiles Dilemma
Production Designer: John Blackie
Set Decorator: Paul Healy
HOUDINI
Episodes: part 1, Part 2
Production Designer: Patrizia Von Brandenstein
Set Decorator: Melanie Baker
SHERLOCK
Episode: His Last Vow
Production Designer: Arwel W Jones
Set Decorator: Hannah Nicholson

 

HALF-HOUR SINGLE CAMERA TELEVISION SERIES
CALIFORNIFICATION
Episodes: Faith, Hope, Love; Like Father Like Son: Kickoff
Production Designer: Ray Yamagata
Set Decorator: Tim Stepeck
HOUSE OF LIES
Episode: Wreckage, Middlegame, Zha-Moreng
Production Designer: Ray Yamagata
Set Decorator: Tim Stepeck
MODERN FAMILY
Episodes: Halloween 3: Awesomeland, Marco Polo, Won’t You Be Our Neighbor
Production Designer: Claire Bennett
Set Decorator: Michael Voelker
SILICON VALLEY
Episodes: Articles of Incorporation, Signaling Risk, Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency
Production Designer: Richard Toyon
Set Decorator: Cindy Slagter
VEEP
Episodes: Clovis, Special Relationship, Debate
Production Designer: Jim Gloster
Set Decorator: Jennifer Engel

MULTI-CAMERA TELEVISION SERIES
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
Episode: How Your Mother Met Me
Production Designer: Steve Olson
Set Decorator: Susan Eschelbach
MIKE & MOLLY
Episodes: Mike & Molly’s Excellent Adventure, The Dice Lady Cometh
Production Designer: John Shaffner
Set Decorator: Lynda Burbank
THE BIG BANG THEORY
Episodes: The Locomotive Manipulation, The Convention Conundrum, The Status Quo Combustion
Production Designer: John Shaffner
Set Decorator: Ann Shea
THE MILLERS
Episodes: You Are the Wind Beneath My Wings, Man; ConTroversy, Papa Was a Rolling Bone
Production Designer: Glenda Rovello
Set Decorator: Bryan John Venegas
UNDATABLE
Episode: Pilot
Production Designer: Cabot McMullen
Set Decorator: Amber Haley

100 Brains Go Missing From University of Texas

Yesterday making headlines there was a story proclaiming 100 brains mysteriously went missing from the University of Texas at Austin. These specimens were stored in the basement of the Animal Resources Center. Rumors were pranksters had stolen the brains over the years, as they had been in storage since the 1990s.

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Real brains, from the book “Malformed: Forgotten Brains of the Texas State Mental Hospital,” showing the kind of specimens missing from the University of Texas at Austin. (New York Times)

Interested in brains? Buy some from Dapper Cadaver! We make a life-size prop brain which looks just like the real thing. We’ve also got budget brains and if you’re looking for something ultra realistic we sell sheep brains in specimen jars.

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Lifesize Brain, Foam Rubber $55

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Brain Prop, Medium $10.50

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Specimen Jar, 32oz, Sheep Brain $35

Today the New York Times released an article stating the brains had been disposed of in 2002. Some are still skeptical and “the university will investigate why some of the specimens were disposed of and how all of them had been handled since the university received the collection” (New York Times).

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/04/us/university-texas-austin-brains-missing.html?_r=0

Important Moving Info!

We have moved! Our new store is located at 7648 San Fernando Rd, two blocks north of our old location. If you are coming to look at props, please visit us at our new location and pardon our mess as we are still in the process of moving.

All pick ups and drop offs should be at our new store as well.

Thank you so much for your patience and cooperation!

Important Halloween Ordering Deadlines

Halloween is almost here! Here are important ordering deadlines so we can make sure your props arrive on time. All orders for in stock merchandise must be placed before October 21 to guarantee Halloween (October 31st) arrival within the US. We will be updating the website to remove out of stock items as quickly as possible. If an item is out of stock, we will notify you right away. To double check if an item is in stock, please call us at 818-771-0818 or email info@dappercadaver.com.