Sunday, January 22, 2012


Welcome back to another edition of the Retro '71 Apparel Line. This week we continue our Journey around the World Showcase and visit the country of Germany.

Dance the polka, raise a stein to toast life, and join in singing a folksong in the traditional Oktoberfest setting of the Biergarten in Germany. (The interior design, which looks like a village, was inspired by the town Rothenburg.) Here the merriment and the atmosphere will capture your fancy, and the show is lots of fun.

The platz outside offers its own discoveries - medieval spires and half-timbered shops that lend a fairy-tale charm to the Bavarian setting, a statue of St. George slaying the dragon, and an animated clock that sounds the hour with a glockenspiel.

German products and craftsmanship abound in the shops, everything from cuckoo clocks to toys, from hand-carved wood to pewter ware. You may even encounter a Hummel artist painting the famous figurines.


Following suit, this week’s design incorporates Germany's logo in a similar fashion as the previous shirts. The colors are inspired by the German flag . Finishing the design is some slight wear and tear with a textured finish, which ties it into the branding and overall vision of the Retro '71 apparel line.


Well that does it for this week’s edition of the Retro '71 World Showcase shirts. Looking forward to seeing you back here next Sunday as we delve into another attraction typography case study from the Magic Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!