FARGO | The Television Series

Season 1 & Season 2 won over 160 award nominations including Emmy and Golden Globes wins. 

Season 2 | Set Design Concepts+Graphics

The Waffle Hut sign features stacks of waffles on a skewer much like Peggy (Kirsten Dunst) impales the villain on her broken windshield shards in the opening scene of Season 2.

The Waffle Hut became iconic, and was used by FX and FXX to promote the show. 

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DAZZLE BEAUTY SALON | PEGGY'S SALON | (Played by KIRSTEN DUNST)

Dazzle Beauty Salon | Logo
Dazzle Beauty Salon | Logo
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Design Process | Dazzle Beauty Salon
Design Process | Dazzle Beauty Salon

This is Kirsten Dunst's character Salon (Peggy)

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Dazzle Beauty Salon | Concept
Dazzle Beauty Salon | Concept
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Dazzle Beauty Salon | Peggy's Salon
Dazzle Beauty Salon | Peggy's Salon
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Peggy (Kirsen Dunst) at the Salon
Peggy (Kirsen Dunst) at the Salon
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Posters on wall behind actors
Posters on wall behind actors

Constance has a heart to heart with Peggy

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Posters for the Walls | Interior
Posters for the Walls | Interior
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Bust Bug Spray | Hero Prop
Bust Bug Spray | Hero Prop
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Judge sprays the Villain
Judge sprays the Villain
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Mr. Numbers eats Scrunyuns
Scrunyuns Bag | On the Store Shelf
Scrunyuns Bag Conceals Gun

Prop | Noah Hawley wrote this prop into the script. Mr. Numbers (Adam Goldberg) shoots the convenience store thief by concealing his gun in the Scrunyuns Bag. Scrunyuns go flying.

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BUD'S MEATS | ED'S BUTCHER SHOP | (Played by JESSE PLEMMENS)

Logo | Bud's Meats
Logo | Bud's Meats
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Design Process | Bud's Meats
Design Process | Bud's Meats

This is Jesse Plemmen's character Butcher Shop (Ed)

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Bud's Meats Study: Ed's Butcher Shop
Bud's Meats Study: Ed's Butcher Shop
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Bud's Meats | Concept
Bud's Meats | Concept
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Bud's Meats | Ed's Butcher Shop
Bud's Meats | Ed's Butcher Shop
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Bud's Meats | Detail
Bud's Meats | Detail
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Poster | Interior Bud's Meats Walls
Poster | Interior Bud's Meats Walls

The pun is on the meat cuts.

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Poster | Interior Bud's Meats Walls
Poster | Interior Bud's Meats Walls

The pun is on the meat cuts.

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Poster | Interior Bud's Meats Walls
Poster | Interior Bud's Meats Walls

The pun is on the meat cuts.

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Luverne Minnesota
Luverne Minnesota

Luverne, Minnesota 1979 was my street to recreate for this Series. Many of the exterior facades of this street location were re-designed in keeping with the overall look and period. The Production Designer specified the Color Pallette for this town with General Design direction. In the middle of this street is Dazzle Beauty Salon on one side (Peggy's Salon) and Ed's Butcher Shop across the street (Bud's Meats).

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Luverne, MN | Bud's Meats Street
Luverne, MN | Bud's Meats Street
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Sonny's Garage
Sonny's Garage
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Peggy Travel Magazine | Hero Prop
Peggy Travel Magazine | Hero Prop
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Peggy's Travel Magazine | Hero Prop
Peggy's Travel Magazine | Hero Prop
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Recreating Hamburger Helper
Recreating Hamburger Helper

This Hero Prop is used by Peggy (Kirsten Dunst) when she returns her car to the garage, leaving the shooter impaled on her windshield. She goes inside to cook Hamburger Helper for supper.

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peroxide
peroxide
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Season 1 | Hero Graphics

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Prop | Noah Hawley asked for these

"Giant Beans" for the grocery store scene. Grasshoppers crawl around these beans and the German Food on the shelves..

Dog Food | Hero Prop
Dog Food | Hero Prop

The Dog Food Props show up in the Pet Store, hiding our 2 villains.

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Dog Food | Hero Prop
Dog Food | Hero Prop

The Dog Food Props show up in the Pet Store, hiding our 2 villains.

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KNODEL | German Food
KNODEL | German Food

Noah Hawley asked for German food to line the shelves of our store in the scene where the grasshopper plague infests the food shelves.

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German Food | CGI Prop
German Food | CGI Prop

Noah Hawley asked for German food to line the shelves of our store in the scene where the grasshopper plague infests the food shelves.

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German Food | CGI Prop
German Food | CGI Prop

Noah Hawley asked for German food to line the shelves of our store in the scene where the grasshopper plague infests the food shelves.

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German Food | CGI Prop
German Food | CGI Prop

Noah Hawley asked for German food to line the shelves of our store in the scene where the grasshopper plague infests the food shelves.

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German Food | CGI Prop
German Food | CGI Prop

Noah Hawley asked for German food to line the shelves of our store in the scene where the grasshopper plague infests the food shelves.

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German Food | CGI Prop
German Food | CGI Prop

Noah Hawley asked for German food to line the shelves of our store in the scene where the grasshopper plague infests the food shelves.

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German Food | CGI Prop
German Food | CGI Prop

Noah Hawley asked for German food to line the shelves of our store in the scene where the grasshopper plague infests the food shelves.

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Prop | Noah Hawley wanted the shelves of the grocery store lined with German products - for the Grasshoppers infestation scene. It was a pun on the culture which Fargo tried to recreate.

All products are first named, and the names legally cleared. After that we design them and have them produced in multiples for the show.

Prop | Malvo buys a scanner, but not 

this pink one. That was our pun.

Malvo is played by Billy Bob Thornton

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Back Lit Sign for Stavros' Office
Back Lit Sign for Stavros' Office

Stavros sees himself as the convenience store King. This backlit sign sits behind his office desk. Stavros is played by Oliver Platt.

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Stavros' Sits at his desk
Stavros' Sits at his desk

Stavros sees himself as the convenience store King. The sign's pun is Stavros appearing to "wear" the crown when he sits at his desk. Stavros is played by Oliver Platt.

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Stained Glass window
Stained Glass window

Our talented Story Board Artist, made the black outline drawing. Once it was scanned in, I set out to digitally enhance the linework to translate it to stained glass, then filled it in digitally with stained glass textures and colors.

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Oliver Platt : Character Set
Oliver Platt : Character Set
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Brochures for Les' New Office
Brochures for Les' New Office

Les is confident, has his own agency, Les is More. Les is played by Martin Freeman.

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Posters for Les' New Office Walls
Posters for Les' New Office Walls

Les is confident, has his own agency, Les is More. Les is played by Martin Freeman.

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Advertising Poster for Les' new wall
Advertising Poster for Les' new wall

Les is confident, has his own agency, Les is More. Les is played by Martin Freeman.

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Advertising Posters in BMI Office
Advertising Posters in BMI Office

Early in the series Lester works for BMI, and is somewhat cowardly. Lester is played by Martin Freeman.

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Advertising Poster for BMI Office
Advertising Poster for BMI Office

Early in the series Lester works for BMI, and is somewhat cowardly. Lester is played by Martin Freeman.

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Advertising Poster for BMI Insurance
Advertising Poster for BMI Insurance

Early in the series Lester works for BMI, and is somewhat cowardly. Lester is played by Martin Freeman.

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Posters for the School | ND walls
Posters for the School | ND walls
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Posters for the School | ND walls
Posters for the School | ND walls
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Hero Props | Books
Hero Props | Books

These books on the coffee table get shot up.

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Lester | Playback
Lester | Playback

Lester is played by Martin Freeman. Stavros is doing a police check online...Fargo's mid 2000's version of online.

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Stavros' Office Books
Stavros' Office Books

Noah Hawley asked for loads of books to dress the desk and shelves of Stavros' office. He conceived of each of these books which were then designed and made into Set Dressing.

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Lester works at BMI Insurance
Lester works at BMI Insurance

A Travel Poster for Lester's Insurance office wall. One of many made for the wall Lester is played by Martin Freeman.

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Stavros' Office Books
Stavros' Office Books

Noah Hawley asked for loads of books to dress the desk and shelves of Stavros' office. He conceived of each of these books which were then designed and made into Set Dressing.

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Bedroom Posters
Bedroom Posters
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Bedroom Posters
Bedroom Posters
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Stavros' Office Books
Stavros' Office Books

Noah Hawley asked for loads of books to dress the desk and shelves of Stavros' office. He conceived of each of these books which were then designed and made into Set Dressing.

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Stavros' Office Books
Stavros' Office Books

Noah Hawley asked for loads of books to dress the desk and shelves of Stavros' office. He conceived of each of these books which were then designed and made into Set Dressing.

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Stavros' Office Books
Stavros' Office Books

Noah Hawley asked for loads of books to dress the desk and shelves of Stavros' office. He conceived of each of these books which were then designed and made into Set Dressing.

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Knitting Magazine
Knitting Magazine

After Lester accidentally knocks off his wife, he begins to put his deceased wife's belonging into garbage bags, including her many knitting magazines.

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Peggy's Newspapers
Peggy's Newspapers

Peggy dreams of travelling and one day escaping Luverne. She has big dreams of doing bigger and better things. Peggy is played by Kirsten Dunst.

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Hero Prop | Socks
Hero Prop | Socks

Malvo buys socks. Malvo is played by Billy Bob Thornton.

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