Sunday, August 28, 2011

Retro '71

Welcome back to another edition of the Retro '71—or maybe I should say Retro '82—because this week’s design launches a new series of shirts that are all based on the Epcot Center.
The design for this week’s shirt is based on the vintage hand-illustrated artwork Disney designers used in various promotional materials for Epcot. These beautiful layered montage-style drawings were seen in brochures, letterhead and even buttons. This week’s design was lifted from a vintage 1982 button promoting none other than the World Showcase.

I scanned the retro image into the computer and through my illustrator magic, converted it into a new design for the apparel line. I decided to use the color palette from the 1982 Epcot Center park map, which depicts the World Showcase in dusty pinks, deep maroons, white and aqua colors. Of course no design is complete without a touch of light textured distressing.

Well that does it for this week’s design. Tune in next week as we continue the new series, and as always, thanks for stopping in. Have a great week.