Sunday, July 29, 2012

Wedway Peoplemover


Welcome back to another edition of our vastly growing Retro '71 apparel line.

This week’s concept is based on the WED Transportation System’s branding from a 1982 marketing brochure. Once upon a time, Disney branded, marketed and packaged various park specialties such as the Monorail and the WEDWAY Peoplemover to outside cities and businesses. If you'd like to know more or see this jaunty brochure in action, jump on over to Progress City, U.S.A. by clicking here.



The design for this week is a simplistic black shirt with graphics based on the logo and various type from the brochure. The color palette was taken directly from the brochure and its branding. When printed, the white sections of the design would be discharge ink to give it even more of a vintage feel.




Well that does it for this week’s Designerland installation. Hope to see you back next week as we move on to the wonderful world of the Monorail typography. Have a great week and see you soon.


18 comments:

  1. How do i get me one of these?!?!?

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  2. I love it! I, too, would love one of these!

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  3. I love them both but the blue one is AMAZING.

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  4. These are amazing. I would buy one in a second.

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  5. I WANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That logo is the later version of the Community Transportation Services. Eisner was quick to get rid of the PeopleMover/Monorail business division --he said "Disney in NOT in the transportation business!!" ( but I guess he thought Disney should be in the business of buying a Hockey team so that Eisner could buy his son's love when his son signed up for hockey in college)

    Anyway, CTS, The WEDWAY , The WEDLIFT ( a ski gondola developed for Mineral King) and the ALWEG-DISNEY straddle monorail were sold off to BOMBARDIER ( known for buses, passenger railway coached and Helicopters)--WEDS's biggest competition in these kinds of transportations......

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    1. Mike, glad to hear you like 'em! Was their an earlier version of of the logo? Would love to see it. Hope your doing good.

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  6. Richard, do you mind enabling the "contact me" option?

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    1. Added my email to my profile page, sorry about that, I thought it was already on there.

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    1. When you click on your name, Richard, it takes people to your profile. On the left side, the 'Contact Me' option does not work. Person above you must want to email you or something.

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  8. Richard, this is amazing!

    Anyway we could get one of these like you did with the Dole Whips not too long ago?

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    1. Sadly these designs are just concepts, my take on how I would design a wedway shirt for the parks. The logo is a copyrighted logo that belongs to Disney. I wish these could happen too!

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    2. Richard-
      I understand you can't sell these, but couldn't those of us that really want these trade you something for them? How about two blank shirts for each of the shirts we want? This would provide you with more shirts for future projects, and you wouldn't be selling anything! And you would make us soooooo happy!!! What do you say?
      -MB

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    3. MB,

      Sadly, even sending shirts doesn't account of printing, packaging and shipping costs. This blog was intended to showcase ideas and concepts I have in order to get the attention of Disney because I want to work there, I have since I was 12 and having been trying to get in for 8 years now with no luck.

      I knew that people would want some of my designs, I just didn't realize how many and how much. It's flattering and humbling all at the same time. The only thing I can suggest is that if you're interested in the concepts then contact Disney, stop in on Main Street and ask for them, mention the blog and whatnot.

      It's out of my hands and these shirts will forever remain in vector format on my harddrive which is sad because I would die for the opportunity to have a full wardrobe of nothing but vintage retro Disney theme park apparel a la Lasseter and his Hawaiian shirt collection.

      Thanks for the message, I wish there was more that I could do.

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    4. Richard-
      Thanks for your thoughtful and sincere response. Disney would be a better organization with you in it. If you have been trying to get in for twelve years, and they are aware of this magnificent work that you do, and haven't offered you a job, then they are as clueless as Eisner was when he shuttered WED Transportation Systems Inc., ending Walt's dream of improving the flow of our cities. I certainly will recommend your shirts to them, although I don't think they are interested in my opinion. You are very talented, and I hope you keep doing design, whether it's for Disney, or another company that has the sense to employ you.
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      MB

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      How about five blank shirts for one of yours?

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  9. Yup, I would totally buy either of these.

    Strangely, the one time I went to WDW in 2010, I had plenty of cash to spend but didn't by a single t-shirt. They were all gaudy and ugly, not my style at all. I hope the folks at WDW Enterprises are reading your weblog and taking notes.

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    1. Thanks! I believe they are as they've asked me to do some shirts for the parks.

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