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.