Season 7 is around the corner, just about a week away. My flatmate and I have been re-watching the series from he beginning, two episodes a day. I’ve been obsessed, and I suspect it’s at least partly because as someone who loves to dream up imaginary worlds and have a go at visualizing them, Game of Thrones stands as a kind of living and breathing example of the imaginative, creative, thoroughly detailed work that I want to end up doing. I can’t help but wonder about all those unsung heroes of the production, from art directors and concept artists to the costume designers and visual developers. I have a dissertation due a mere two days before the first episode of the new season airs, but most of my time these days is spent probing the visuals of the series.