A is for Altman, Z is for Zebrahead

January 24, 2013 | Andy Cush

To commemorate Sundance 2013, the film festival’s organizers commissioned designer Todd Oldham to create an illustrated book that gives an A to Z history of the storied institution: A is for auteurs Paul Thomas Anderson and Robert Altman, F is for Flirting with Disaster, the breakout film from Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell, and so on. And because of the nature of the festival, the illustrations also serve to celebrate the history of American cinema that flirts with the tenuous boundary between arthouse films and mainstream fare. Take a look at some highlights in the gallery.