Imitation may be the most sincere form of flattery, but Interiors Journals' posters suggest reverse engineering is the most attractive. Created by architect Mehruss Jon Ahi and the film professor and critic Armen Karaoglanian, each monthly bite-sized Interiors pamphlet focuses on one single, pivotal moment in a classic film; to commemorate that moment, the duo draft up an architectural blueprint of the space in which the scene took place.
Each online-only issue of Interiors runs a critical essay along with a minimalistic diagram of the treasured scene's physical layout: past issues have dissected the diner table in Reservoir Dogs, elevator plans from Drives' Brian Eno-scored kiss, and the desert site at which Kevin Spacey's John Doe is captured in Se7en. In the most recent issue, Interiors calculates how large the 7 ½ floor in Being John Malkovich would be (answer: about 5 feet), using John Cusack's 6-foot-2-inch frame as a reference point.
Just this summer, Interiors created a Big Cartel online store to sell its beautiful, minimalistic blueprints. Available in multiple sizes and printed in black and white with only a single accent color, the hyper-clean posters are likely to please even the most OCD of film buffs. Current offerings include blueprints of 2001's final bedside scene, a floor plan of The Bates Motel, and both the Winnebago and the underground mega-lab from Breaking Bad. Just make sure you grab the posters quick — Interiors Journal publishes a new issue on the 15th of every month, and they change up their offerings quite frequently. A print based on Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" music video has already sold out.