Monday, February 13, 2012

Concept Design

A special Sunday bonus for all my readers and followers...

While I love designing softlines and apparel my other passion when it comes to consumer products is social stationery. My first job out of college was working in the social stationery category as a product developer, line designer and licensing coordinator (I wore many hats). I worked on a daily basis with such fun companies like Disney Consumer Products, DreamWorks Animation, Sony Animation and Nickelodeon.

When I'm not dreaming up Retro '71 apparel designs I'm dreaming up other products such as social stationery that goes along with the brand. Here's a concept for a set of fine writing pens based on retro art and logos for one of our all time favorite attractions, the Haunted Mansion. While the designs are complete, I've not had time to work up the packaging, but I envision a coffin shaped, spring-hinged box with purple velvet lining. The coffin case would be black leather with the Mansions logo embossed, possibly with some Rolly Crump-esque Mansion flourishes.


 



So what do you think? Would you through down 40 bucks for this Haunted Mansion Frighteningly Fine Writing Pen set? Let me know in the comments section! I have another series based on another attraction but I'll save that for another time.

9 comments:

  1. Unless these have glow-in-the-dark accents, I ain't interested.

    ...kidding~
    Okay, I'm totally sold on the idea with or without that addition- excellent work!!!

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  2. Done and done! Thanks for the compliments!

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  3. What do I think? Sold! I'd totally buy these in a milisecond if I saw them at the Park. I love the retro art and logo you used for these and the way you fit them together totally works. And putting them in a "coffin" case- killer! (pun intended) Morgan's idea about having a "glow in the dark" element to them - be it on the pen or perhaps the ink itself would be fantastic!.

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  4. I'll order a set the moment they become available. I think they're great. I'm sure I'd pick up several sets; one for me to use, one to collect, and other to give as gifts. I'd love to see the other attraction designs as well. I am ready & waiting to buy!

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  5. Thanks for the nice compliments! Yeah I have another set waiting in the wings...let's just say they'd be packaged in a treasure chest!!!

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  6. I need some pens like this at my desk! Can't wait to see the next set.

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  7. I'd totally dish out $40 for a set to use and $40 for a set to put away.

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