Monday, May 2, 2011

Retro '71


After such amazing response to the first Retro '71 Haunted Mansion shirt, I decided to design another concept based on this all-time favorite attraction.
This week's design is inspired by the vintage Disneyland Record and Book series. The original product was designed for Disneyland and features a stunning 24 page book that accompanied the long playing record with some amazing illustrations. I adapted one of the illustrations to feature Walt Disney World's Mansion instead of Disneyland’s, and I changed up the color palette. It was tricky tracking down that amazing font used on those old Haunted Mansion vinyls.


I added the original Walt Disney World Resort logo to the bottom of the art and scaled back the opacity to give it a worn, ghostly look.  Overall, it's a very vintage homage to one of my favorite attractions at the parks. 


Well that's about it for this week’s Retro '71 concept. Turn in Friday for an all new Designerland Attraction Soundboard and have a great week! Thanks for stopping by

7 comments:

  1. This design is incredible! I wonder if Disney would sell you a license to produce and market shirts? I mean, a license that's affordable...

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  2. Well they could just hire me, lol! I'd throw in all the designs too!

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  3. Hey, I downloaded the HM soundboard to my iPhone, but, hate to say it, but it didn't work. Did I do something wrong?

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  4. You must have. Me and my friends all have it on our iphones and ipods. Weren't you having issues before? I thought it might have to do with your 3G but our friend has the VERY first iphone and works on hers. Are you giving the sounds enough time to load? Remember it's a web app. Does the app even load onto your phone? You can see the board with the icons, you just can't hear the sounds?

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  5. If you still are having issues contact me at rjterpstra@gmail.com

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  6. really like the design...but the apostrophe is upside down. (Call me a grammar geek) The "tail" of the apostrophe should always point to the missing character(s), in this case, it points to the missing "19" in "1971"

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  7. I have no clue what you're talking about ;)

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