Sunday, May 8, 2011

Retro '71

This week’s Retro 71 shirt concept is another design that celebrates the year in which the Vacation Kingdom opened its gates, 1971.

The shirt is classic 1970's retro. Using the original Magic Kingdom castle icon alongside the original resort logo, I opted for a funky, chunky font to set the year in. The display font is simplistic but reads “groovy” at the same time.
The design is a cost-effective two color design with some slight textured distressing. It would be printed in water-based ink with no underlay in order to make the ink look sun-faded from spending all day out in the parks.

Well that's it for this week’s post—have a great week. I'm off to work on my D23 painting. Speaking of paintings, I just sent out my painting to Burbank for The Haunted Mansion Group Art Show presented by The Parlour Gallery at Halloween Town. So if you're in the area, stop by the gallery on opening night, Saturday June 4th at 7pm. For you readers who aren't in the LA area, don't worry folks—I'll be sure to post a few pictures here at Designerland. Until next week then, see you soon!


  1. I do not like the number font. I enjoy the rest.

  2. It's accurate to the time period! I'm ur brother, trust me!

  3. This is a beauty - I want one.

  4. Thank goodness you really don't work for Disney-- I'd be so broke buying all of these wonderful designs!

  5. I had to laugh about the number font being accurate to the time period- the same font was used on our 1974 high school yearbook cover! A big '74, looking much like your '71.
    (I know I'm late replying. Just found your blog while searching for Haunted Mansion related stuff, and I've been poking around all your fun stuff.)

  6. Could you tell me the font used for the numbers? ('71)

    1. I can't remember off the top of my head..will have to get back to you on that one!